A unique accelerator

program for startups in
energy technology


/ CALL 2021

Accelerate Skellefteå is an accelerator program operated jointly by EIT InnoEnergy, Skellefteå Kraft and Skellefteå Science City, and this year also reinforced by the high-tech metals company Boliden and global IT consultancy firm Data Ductus.

The call for applications to Accelerate Skellefteå 2021 is now open for all startups in Europe until 3 September 2021.

Let your company thrive and develop in
a Scandinavian hotspot of energy, innovation and growth.

The Accelerate Skellefteå program is a five-month focused effort aimed at long-term collaboration with established actors. The program allows your ideas to be brought to life with the support of a broad competence base and financially strong partners.


Are you ready to take on the challenge? If you have an innovative concept, a product, or a service in the field of clean and sustainable energy, this program could be your launchpad.



/ Who can apply? 



Road and air transport as well as smart charging solutions



Energy storage and hydrogen solutions


Smart solutions for industrial energy management (incl. energy mapping/measurements) and smart comfort control in buildings

The Accelerate Skellefteå program welcomes those with a great idea, a drive to develop it, and the will to collaborate with a leading energy company in this booming region. We’d love to hear from you if you’re an established startup, or if you’re only just ready to get going.


We are looking for applications in any of – but not limited to – the following areas:

Have a proven prototype or proof of concept for an innovative product in the areas mentioned above.


Have a time to market – and first revenues – of two to five years.


Be collaboration-minded and willing to commit to a stable, long-term business relationship.

In addition, to be eligible to join the accelerator program, your startup should ideally:


/ what's In iT FOR you?


We recognize the value in each project and develop tailored programs for individual businesses. We co-develop selected startups as hands-on partners. You receive direct input from our technology experts, business coaches and supply chain experts, as well as access to the expertise of our entire ecosystem of partners.


Benefits leading to a business boost through:

  • Prospects of collaboration and financing

  • Business development in close contact with demanding customers

  • Added competence

  • Accelerated time-to-market

  • Expanded network and access to a rapidly growing regional energy cluster


/ timeline 2021


Applications open

Sep 3

Applications closed

SEP 1-sep 18

Selection process

OCT 1-FEB 27

Accelerator program

Dates may be subject to change in agreement with selected startups.


Accelerate Skellefteå is proud to present the program hosts for the 2021 call.

Skellefteå Kraft, Boliden, and Data Ductus will provide a core team of technology experts, business coaches and supply chain experts, as well as giving access to the expertise of our entire ecosystem of partners.

Skellefteå Kraft was founded in 1906 and is one of Sweden’s five largest electricity producers and the largest of Sweden’s municipality-owned power companies.

3 772 GWh of electricity was produced in 2019, with a major part coming from northern hydropower and wind power as well as from renewable sources.

Skellefteå Kraft is fully owned by the municipality of Skellefteå and is living proof of the importance of endurance when growing a renewing society.



For more than 90 years, Boliden has been exploring, extracting and processing base metals and precious metals. Our production is based on experience, innovation and modern technology, developed in collaboration with Nordic technology and engineering companies. Today, we are an industry leader in terms of sustainable metal production from deposits to recycling used metals. 


Data Ductus is a global IT Consultancy firm. We combine market-leading expertise in Telecom, Enterprise IoT and Cloud Management, into a tailored delivery that enables organizations to embrace changing business and regulatory requirements through IT. Our expert consultants help organizations to become more agile, to adapt to change, and to gain a competitive advantage.


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