Call for startups – Tech Showcase at CaFFEET’15 on Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency


CaFFEET, the Californian French Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies, is an annual 2-days event started in 2011 by EDF, PRIME, and the Consulate of France in San Francisco. Its aim is to foster technical and scientific collaborations on Energy Efficiency.

Each year, this event brings together over 150 experts from Universities, R&D centers, utilities, corporations and startups.  CaFFEET’15 will focus on innovative solutions to integrate renewable energy sources into the existing grid. This is part of the utilities’ roadmap to address the climate change challenge.

CaFFEET’15 will take place in San Francisco CA on September 29th & 30th. You can already register on EventBrite.

The Tech Showcase

The first half-day of CaFFEET’15 will be dedicated to business opportunities and collaborations between corporations, utilities and startups.

PRIME is selecting a dozen of start-ups that will have the opportunity to present their solutions during the Tech Showcase. Selected companies will showcase their solution in front of a savvy audience of potential US and French partners, investors and media.

This tech showcase includes:

  • a demo table available during the whole conference
  • a pitch session where companies will have 3 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes to answer questions
  • a networking session with all the corporations and utilities participating to CaFFEET’15
  • 1:1 meetings for startups and corporations that will have requested it

All the startups participating to the Tech Showcase will get free entrance at CaFFEET’15. To apply, startups and companies should contact Olivier Allegret – olivier.allegret at

What is at stake?

Promotion Thanks to the pitch session and demonstration tables, the Tech Showcase is a great opportunity for startups to present their solution on stage and in the networking area.

Business PRIME and The French Tech Hub will help startups throughout the conference and introduce them to the most relevant business partners, investors and potential customers.

Knowledge CaFFEET brings together a crowd of specialists. By attending this conference, startups can meet and engage with key experts and researchers who are currently developing state-of-the-art technologies to leverage renewable energies.

Market Surveillance CaFFEET’15 is also the perfect place to meet with other startups and scan the market for other innovative solutions.

How to join in?

If you want to register your start-up or want more information on the Tech Showcase, contact

If you want your ticket for CaFFEET’15, you can register on EventBrite

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