We recognize the value in each business and we develop individual programmes for individual businesses. We co-develop scale-ups as hands-on partners. You get the direct input from our technology experts, business builders, supply chain experts and sales force, plus the distilled expertise of our entire ecosystem of energy partners.

On top of all of these advantages the number one venture will win 10.000 Euro!

Expand your network

Tap into our global network of partners and high-level experts as mentors or as members of your Board of Directors. Benefit from the innovative ecosystem of Arnhem in smart energy systems and sustainable mobility.

Increase your sales

With the support of our dedicated sales force, we connect you with potential customers from our network and beyond. Arnhem offers also specific financial support for trade show representation.

Technology and industralisation support

Our experts help from early due diligence and IP strategy to further industralisation and standardisation of your processes

High-capacity investment for global scale

We provide capital investment and work with you in the go to market and growth phases. We cover the complete need from seed to a-series.

Partners of EnergyScaleUp

Arnhem and InnoEnergy have teamed up to launch EnergyScaleUp, a joint initiative that will provide the most relevant support to the best scale-ups out there. Combining an international network with a strong energy focused home base will set you up for boosting your business.

Gemeente Arnhem
Oost NL

The who, what and why

InnoEnergy is a trusted partner and smart investor for your innovation journey throughout the energy sector. We boost the success rate of start-ups and power the growth of SME, by opening the door to a trusted ecosystem of key energy players. We tailor our services to suit your needs, and because we’re energy specialists we understand what those needs are.

Our uniquely collaborative approach help shorten time to market, mitigate risks, and multiply the value of new technologies. Energy challenges are global and to solve them we need global solutions. Our international perspective is matched by international infrastructure to help your business have global impact and contribute to a more sustainable world.

The who, what and why

Arnhem is an exciting and inspiring city. With its many parks and vibrant cultural scene, it is a wonderful city to live in and visit. The capital of the Province of Gelderland also provides the ideal environment for businesses operating in new energy. The city is business-wise known as the "electric capital" of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This is partly due to the cherished public trolleybusses, but mainly because of the many Arnhem based companies that play a key role in national energy systems. Some examples are DNV-GL Energy, DEKRA, TENNET TSO and ALLIANDER. In Arnhem the number of jobs in the new energy sector has increased by 40 percent in recent years.

Its favorable location between the Randstad conurbation in the Netherlands and the Ruhr region of Germany make the Arnhem region an excellent gateway to the European market. With its knowledge of smart energy systems and zero emission mobility, combined with the creativity it has to offer, the Arnhem region is a fertile breeding ground for innovation and scale up potentials.  What's more, in Arnhem businesses, knowledge institutions and regional government institutions work closely together in a multi-annual investment program "Hotspot Energy"for further optimize growing conditions for new energy enterprises. Examples of already established projects and businesses include the Trolleybus 2.0, new battery- and electric load- and storage solutions and hydrogen-electric mobility and refueling systems.

There is a 100% focus on sustainability and new energy in Arnhem. The city council and the people are ambitious and work hard to realize their ambitions and potential. The area around the station, which has expanded into a contemporary transport intersection is a striking example of this approach. This development incorporates the iconic Arnhem Central station, designed by architect Ben van Berkel, which is served by trains including the high-speed ICE service to and from the German cities of Cologne and Frankfurt. Visit Arnhem and find out exactly what it has to offer your business.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our city!

The who, what and why

Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to select clients.

By serving many of Holland’s successful family companies and entrepreneurs, Deloitte has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor. Our tailored solutions from multidisciplinary teams blend our deep expertise and experience to deliver the best possible outcomes to our valued private clients and fast growing companies, nationwide, in the region and close to you with local presence!

The who, what and why

Oost NL (East Netherlands Development Agency) is an agency that focuses its activities and projects on strengthening and stimulating the economy of the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, the Netherlands.

We work with businesses in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel and are commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the respective Provinces. Oost NL plays an important role in executing the economic policies of the Dutch government and the Provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel and its various city governments. To achieve this it is necessary to encourage a close cooperation between businesses, regional institutes, knowledge institutes, and intermediaries.

Oost NL acts as a bridge between government, companies and knowledge institutes.

The who, what and why

Rabobank contributes to the long-term growth of individuals, sectors and society as a whole. We stimulate vitality through financial services at both a local level and globally. We support many social initiatives, are a proud sponsor and we manage an art collection. We also take a stand in the public debate and ethical issues.

At Rabobank you will find business products and solutions that suit your company. We offer payment, savings, finance and insurance solutions for entrepreneurs. Whether you are starting a business or leading an international company.


The EnergyScaleUp partners provide tailored support for teams on different stages and with different needs. We will not require an equity stake, but we will agree upon a return for our investment. We also expect that your organization has a certain maturity level and can meet the following criteria:

Strong Team

Passionate founders and professional team members covering the core competencies.

Clean & Sustainable

Focus on solutions that accelerate the transition towards clean & sustainable energy and mobility (e.g. smart buildings and cities, blockchain for energy, energy storage)

Smart Technology

Application of innovative software or hardware, driven by intelligent data or advanced processing.

Initial sales

With first customers served you are ready to scale-up and expand, to explore new markets and expand production


Full-time founders with a scalable business model and a goal to revolutionize the energy sector. Willingness to establish an entity in Arnhem.


Applications Open

July 17th 2018

Applications Close

October 10th 2018

Selection Days

October 24th 2018

Final Selection

October 31st 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

During the selection days the number one start-up will win 10.000 Euro

How does the selection process for the Energy Scale Up work?

InnoEnergy and the City of Arnhem will review the applications individually. They will create their invitation shortlist in alignment with each other. Ventures that are selected will receive a Boostway agreement. To be able to continue the process, the Boostway agreement signed by the company has to be returned within 3 days.

After the signed agreement has been received, the best startups will be invited for the Selection Days. During the Selection Days InnoEnergy and the City of Arnhem will choose the scale-ups they want to get in their program. All scale-ups must take a technology, market and team assessment to be on board of the Boostway program.

Apply now by clicking this link!


What is included in the Boostway program?

At InnoEnergy, we recognize the value in each business and we develop individual programmes for individual businesses. We co-develop scale-ups ad hands-on partners. The company will receive direct input from our technology experts, business builders, supply chain experts and sales force, plus the distilled expertise of our entire ecosystem of energy partners. Our service is all about proven services, tools and techniques delivered by the right experts at the right time. Your tailored program of support, training, services and additional investment is drawn from:

  • Technology: Due diligence of product, patent chances and IP, Prototype enhancement. Access to expertise and R&D infrastructure
  • Industrialisation: Strategy development for growth, operations, supply chains, purchaising, manufacturing, logistics and engineering design. Standardisation and certification services.
  • Sales: Support for internationalization, business development and market expansion. Brokering relationships with resellers and value-chain demand buyers. Support from InnoEnergy sales team.
  • Market: Support for commercialization
  • People: Assessment of team skills and competence. Coaching and mentoring. Individualised training and workshops. Finance: Access to European VC’s and business angels and InnoEnergy funds. Support for attracting external capital. Administrative and legal support. Access to grants from the EIT for technology and team development.
Where can I get more information on the City of Arnhem and their proposition?

Arnhem will help and advise you on finding the right location for your company as well as for your team members, provide financial support for visiting international trade fairs, find the extra employees if you need them, help to get access to pending regional "new energy"programs and potential customers in the region and provide warm introductions to relevant industry, science and innovation partners. 

For more information about our region click here.

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