Apply for ABB Electrification
Startup Challenge by February 21


Download the ABB application Powerpoint template here and add your details.


Upload the template and additional files in step 2 of the application form.


Shortlisted challengers to participate and runner-ups will be noticed early March.

Apply here - Step 1

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ABB Electrification
Startup Challenge 2023



Let’s write the future. Together. ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.


SynerLeap powered by ABB

By bringing startups, ABB, industrial partners and our customers together through our innovation growth hub SynerLeap, we ignite innovation transfer across industries, ranging from industrial automation, and robotics to grid technologies, smart cities, buildings and transportation technologies. So far we have created more than 200 collaborations, together with our 135 startup members from 22 countries. SynerLeap brings in up to 4 new members monthly, and one new ABB collaboration is starting every week. Sandvik, Westinghouse, Microsoft, Intertek, and Hitachi Energy are just a few examples of our partners that together bring value into our entrepreneurial ecosystem.
We are open to international members


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Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With the dedicated Microsoft for Startups Program, Microsoft helps cloudbased startups with a B2B focus grow and scale through a global ecosystem of customers and partners. The focus is on building a long-term partnership with the startup, while ensuring that intellectual property is always owned by the inventors and founders