Our work

New Energy Nexus China aims to work with local partners to catalyze entrepreneurship in clean energy by providing business, technology, and financial support to new ideas and enterprises.

China’s government has set ambitious carbon neutrality targets which requires global solutions to be deployed in the market. We’ve adopted a “China In, China Out” strategy, where global startups can enter the Chinese market and where Chinese startups can go abroad. 


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EXCEL Accelerator

EXCEL Accelerator is a flagship program jointly organized by New Energy Nexus and the Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University (EIRI). We recruit growth-stage startups worldwide work, with an emphasis on heavy industry and utilities. We provide capacity building, technology workshops, and market consultation over six months.

In 2022, EXCEL Accelerator supported 14 global startups (40% focusing on hardtech and 27% providing digital solutions) with five online/offline training and industry events. Four startups received the next round of funding and two startups signed Proof of Concept (PoC) with corporate partners.

Write to for more information about EXCEL Accelerator 2023.

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Climate Fintech Accelerator 

Digital financial technology (known as fintech) has already disrupted the global financial system. Our climate fintech work has been led by New Energy Nexus China, and focussed on building a fintech innovation ecosystem.

In China, we collaborated with several partners, including Impact Hub Shanghai, Impact X, 2060 Advisory, and Fanhai International School of Finance in Fudan University to run online and in-person forums, summits, bootcamps, and workshops. These have involved more than 500 attendees and attracted over 781,000 online views, as well as an online community platform with around 200 active members.

China Cleantech podcast

China Cleantech Podcast

China Cleantech 生态创新 is a podcast that features Chinese-related innovations, experts and entrepreneurs in the country’s clean tech industry.

China is now the leading producer of solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles and the Chinese cleantech ecosystem is a market the world can’t afford to ignore.

The podcast’s co-hosts Andrew Chang, who supports the global development of New Energy Nexus with a focus on the Asia Pacific region and China, and Marilyn Waite, who leads the climate and clean energy finance portfolio at the Hewlett Foundation, covering the markets of China, Europe and USA, offer critical insights into the green economy that impacts our world’s decarbonization efforts.

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