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Help Boost Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

We’re looking for startups that work on ways to help businesses become more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable.

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Help Make Businesses More Environmentally Friendly with StartSmart CEE Startup Accelerator Program

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are two critical areas every business should strive to increase. 


Help our corporate partners solve their sustainability challenges and reach energy efficiency goals. 


Network with industry experts, get access to R&D resources and work on your proof of concept in a real business environment. 


When you join our Energy Efficiency & Environmental Sustainability Startup Accelerator Program, you get access to expertise and know-how collected over 300+ success stories. 


Apply now to get the help and partnership you need to scale your innovation.

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Why join our Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability Accelerator Program?

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Access R&D Resources

Speed up the development process with R&D resources, feedback, and the opportunity to test at scale provided by your corporate partner. 

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Understand Your Audience with Data

Work with a corporate partner and get access to unique industry and business data. Use that data to better understand your audience’s needs and enhance your product.

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Take Your Innovation Global

Compete during our startup demo day for a chance to win free tickets to our London or Berlin Startup Expansion Week. Meet local investors, expand your network, and scale your startup globally.

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Meet Future Customers

Commercialize your idea together with the help of your corporate partner. Tap into their network for a chance to find even more high-value corporate clients.

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Build a Brand from Day One

Grow your startup together with an established corporate partner and an MIT-affiliated Startup Accelerator. Build brand visibility and credibility, and establish trust from day one.

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Access Unique Mentoring Opportunities

Meet & network with industry experts and business professionals. Access mentoring opportunities that can help you take your startup to new heights.

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Win a Ticket to Our Startup Expansion Week

Take part in our Demo Day and get a chance to win an invitation to our Startup Expansion Week in London or Berlin

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Join StartSmart CEE (formerly MIT Enterprise Forum CEE) Alumni Club

Become a member of an exclusive startup ecosystem that connects tech startup entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Access alumni-only offers and networking events. 

Our Corporate Partner


Piatnica is a dairy processing cooperative located in north-eastern Poland. With revenues exceeding €500 million, it is Poland’s third largest dairy. Its product portfolio is comprised of over 150 packaged consumer products including cottage cheese, cream, yogurts, curd cheese and fresh milk marketed under Piatnica brand on domestic and international markets. The cooperative holds leading market positions in multiple product categories and is regularly purchased by over 90% of domestic households.

Create innovative software/solution to gauge the carbon footprint within dairy production, with a forward-looking vision of streamlining measurement techniques throughout the industry. Streamline manual data gathering, pinpoint data origins and references, harness the power of Impulse and other cutting-edge apps. Empower the development of analytical, evaluative, and strategic tools for achieving emission reduction objectives within Low Emission Milk Production and its assessment.

Who should apply?

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Your Idea Is Truly Innovative

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are some of the fastest-growing verticals. What makes your idea different to those of your competitors?

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You Can Address Our Partner’s Real Challenge

To get admitted to the Program, you need to have an innovation that can address a key business challenge faced by one of our corporate partners.

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Have a Prototype or Market Traction

Every startup applying to work with one of our corporate partners needs at least a prototype or market traction of their idea.

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You’re Open to Commercialization

You should be willing to enter commercialization with their corporate partners should they offer an agreement.

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    Leverage Technology and Make Businesses More Sustainable

    Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are among the most important areas for any business.


    At StartSmart CEE (formerly MIT Enterprise Forum CEE), we work with startups developing innovations that can help businesses solve their energy and environmental challenges. 


    If you believe you have a solution to one of our corporate partner’s challenges – we’re looking for you!


    Begin your application today, get connected with an established business partner, and let them help you scale your innovation.

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    Application Guide

    Get all the information you need to prepare your application for StartSmart CEE (formerly MIT Enterprise Forum CEE) Startup Accelerator Program. Find out key dates and required documents. Begin your application today and get ready to scale!

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    Rules & Regulations

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    Get Your Innovation to Life and Help Others Become More Efficient and Sustainable

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