Guidelines for Energy Lab pitches


The Energy Lab is a focal point of the Networking Village. You will be able to pitch your project or idea in front of an audience and a panel of experts who will provide you with insights and strategies to take your project to the next level.

The EUSEW Energy Lab is:

  • Dynamic
  • Informative
  • Inspirational


Social enterprises, companies, NGOs, citizens’ initiatives, networks of national/regional/local authorities, agencies, other public bodies, industry or professional associations, SMEs or start-ups with a project, action, or activity that is innovative, impactful, inspiring, and scalable or replicable:

Professional event organisers or businesses aiming to promote specific products or services are not eligible.

The application form gives you the opportunity to apply for only one contribution at a time.


Successful applicants will deliver a dynamic pitch that will stimulate interaction and discussion with the experts and the audience.

Each pitch will last up to 10 minutes:

  • Presentation of your project /idea (3 min)
  • Feedback from the panel of experts (4 min)
  • Questions and answers with the audience (3 min)

To increase the visibility of your project, the Energy Lab will take place at the Residence Palace in a ‘silent disco’ format. Each presenter will use a special headset and a microphone to give a presentation to an audience of 40 EUSEW participants. The presenter’s microphone will be linked to the headsets used by the audience. All presentations will be displayed on a standing TV screen.


The proposals will be evaluated by a selection panel, comprising European Commission officials. The panel will take into account the information provided in the application form, with specific attention given to the following:

  • Concept
  • Content
  • Novelty, news, innovation
  • Promotion


Why do you want to pitch your idea/project? What is the expected outcome of the pitch? What interactive elements are planned to stimulate discussion and debate with the participants?


What is the title of the proposed contribution? What are the key elements? How does it fit with the EU’s energy objectives? How does your pitch contribute to the 2030 and 2050 targets and beyond?

Novelty, news, innovation

Will the proposed contribution bring something new to the EU Sustainable Energy Week activities? Does the proposal include any innovative features?


What actions will be taken before the EUSEW Policy Conference to promote your presence at the Energy Lab?


The deadline for applications is at 23.59 CET on 16 MARCH 2020. Please note that late submissions will not be accepted.

You will be informed of the results in April 2020, together with logistical details on activities.

The activities of the EUSEW Energy Lab will take place on 24 and 25 June 2020.

The successful applicants will have at their disposal a laptop with Wi-Fi connection, a projection screen, a microphone and a headset.

If selected, you are encouraged to promote your pitch, carefully curate its content, provide a description to be featured on the website and take part in a pre-pitch training.



Should you have any questions about the Energy Lab, please do not hesitate to contact  the EUSEW Secretariat at