The fourth edition of Green Energy Champion was launched in 2021 with a mission to find the next set of green energy champions who will revolutionise the areas of sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, and renewable energies in Sri Lanka. A call-out for green energy innovators across the island was disseminated on 15th April and remained open till the 29th of May, resulting in an incredible influx of applications from startups and SMEs with creative, innovative and sustainable solutions.
For more details on the application process, please click here.
THE SELECTION ROUNDTABLE
Out of all the applications that came rolling in, eleven promising candidates were shortlisted for the Selection Roundtable, namely: Rhoda, Sanota, We Manage, Ecosteem, Anya Power, Route Sonar, Cyrays, Ripple Effect, Spectra Industries Lanka, Eco Tech Base and Liya Nature Products. The virtual event, which was conducted on 22nd June 2021, allowed the aforementioned candidates the opportunity to present their unique business ideas to an esteemed panel of judges – comprising representatives from each partner organisation of Green Energy Champion 2021.
The judges reviewed and assessed the shortlisted candidates based on the technological viability and market fit of their ideas, subsequently choosing five local green energy innovators for the next stage of the campaign. The eminent jury included Andreas Berg from the Federal Foreign office; Claudia Tietze representing the German Embassy in Sri Lanka; Anika Kiefer from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; Minuri Adasuriya from Hatch; Randhula de Silva from Good Life X; Ruwan Wijemanne from the Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association and Sulakshana Jayawardena from the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.