New Energy Nexus Indonesia hosts [RE]Spark 2022, calls on Startups to Build a Clean Energy Ecosystem

Jakarta, January 19, 2022 – New Energy Nexus Indonesia proudly launches [RE]Spark 2022, a Clean Energy Festival designed to support the growth of conducive clean energy business and innovation ecosystem in Indonesia.

[RE]Spark 2022 will carry the theme of Accelerating Transition, Igniting Innovation. As part of [RE]Spark 2020, New Energy Nexus Indonesia will organize hackathons in five cities in Indonesia and will be holding the grand finale in Jakarta on May 31 – June 2, 2022. Today, January 19, 2022, [RE]Spark officially invites all startup founders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to register for the event.

“New Energy Nexus Indonesia, through its incubation, acceleration, and funding program, provides opportunities for innovators, startups, and entrepreneurs in the clean energy sector in Indonesia to be able to develop their business ideas and innovations. In addition, New Energy Nexus Indonesia is committing to take part in building a conducive ecosystem for innovators, startups, and entrepreneurs to explore and develop clean energy-based innovations and solutions for Zero Net Emissions in Indonesia. With [RE]Spark 2022 event, New Energy Nexus Indonesia wish to participate and support the government’s initiative in welcoming the 2022 G20 Meeting,” said Diyanto Imam, Program Director of New Energy Nexus Indonesia.

Through [RE]Spark 2022, New Energy Nexus Indonesia invites all stakeholders to accelerate Indonesia’s transition to clean energy. The series of events include:

  1. Hackathon, serves as a platform for stakeholders to develop and launch scalable innovations in the clean energy sector and provide solutions to problems such as energy access, decarbonization, smart mobility, climate fintech, and energy efficiency. [RE]Spark 2022 Hackathon Roadshow is open for innovators and startups to join, including those in the concept and pilot stage. A minimum of two members from each startup can register to join the hackathon from January 19 to February 20, 2022. Qualifiers will then compete at the [RE]Spark 2022 Hackathon, held from February 29 to March 29, 2022, simultaneously in Jakarta, Bandar Lampung, Makassar, Denpasar, and Pontianak.
  2. Investment Speed ​​Dating, this session aims to bring startups in the clean energy and climate innovation sector to meet potential investors. Startups that have started their business at least a year, have traction but still need additional funds to develop their business, technology, and broader market share are encouraged to register and join [RE]Spark 2022 Investment Speed Dating. Registration for [RE]Spark 2022 Investment Speed ​​Dating starts on January 19, 2022, and ends on March 23, 2022.
  3. Exhibition, New Energy Nexus invites clean energy startups from our incubation and acceleration program to showcase their latest innovations. New Energy Nexus is also inviting clean energy startups that have not been engaged in our programs to join the event and showcase their innovations.
  4. Workshop, [RE]Spark 2022 will offer interactive discussions and exchange of ideas for stakeholders and the general public on clean energy and climate solutions. The workshop will be held in Jakarta on June 1-2, 2022.

“The transition towards a low-energy system and even a zero-carbon economy has become a necessity to overcome the impact of the climate crisis, and with our renewable energy potential, Indonesia could be a hotspot for innovation and growth of the renewable energy industry,” explained Marlistya Citraningrum, Program Manager for Sustainable Energy Access, IESR, who is also taking part as one of the judges and mentor on [RE]Spark.

According to Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources data, Indonesia has up to 400,000 Mega Watt (MW) renewable energy potential. Therefore if the average assumption to power a single house only needs 450 volt-amperes (VA), then the country’s clean and renewable energy potential may be able to supply electricity to approximately 800 million homes.

“Indonesia has joined other countries in reducing carbon emissions, and one way is by utilizing renewable energy. There is great potential for Indonesia in the renewable energy sector, and we at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources continue to strive towards reaching our goals. Renewable energy will also create job opportunities in Indonesia. Congratulations and good luck with [RE]Spark 2022.” explained Dr. Ir. Dadan Kusdiana, M.Sc., The Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Arka Wiriadidjaja, Market Development Director of General Electric Indonesia, who is also one of [RE]Spark judges, said that synergy and collaboration from various parties at the event are essential to developing renewable energy potential in Indonesia. “[RE]Spark Festival by New Energy Nexus Indonesia is a good start to discuss and raise awareness, especially to the younger generation and future entrepreneurs, on the importance of switching to clean and renewable energy,” Arka added.

Dyah Roro Esti Widya Putri, Member of Commission VII DPR RI, who will be part of the jury at the [RE]Spark Clean Energy Festival 2022, also shares her insight on how significant the contribution of Indonesian youth is to energy sustainability in the future. “We are currently facing a climate crisis, and the fact that approximately 30% of total carbon emissions come from the energy sector. Therefore, innovation is needed towards transforming the energy industry. I would like to appreciate New Energy Nexus for organizing [RE]Spark as a platform for young people and innovators to strive towards a 100% renewable energy economy for Indonesia.” stated Dyah.

Up until 2021, New Energy Nexus has completed 11 incubation and acceleration programs and mentored more than 56 clean energy startups in Indonesia.


About New Energy Nexus

New Energy Nexus is an international organization that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks. We started in California in 2004 and now operate programs in New York, China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.

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