Since 2019, New Energy Nexus Philippines has been working to strengthen and raise awareness about our clean energy innovation ecosystem.

We aim to create opportunities for energy businesses, startup founders, enthusiasts and other stakeholders to take an active role in Philippines’s energy transition through entrepreneurship and innovation.




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Despite being a trailblazer in implementing policies and laws that support sustainable energy and climate action, Philippines still faces some key challenges.


Lack Of


Not Enough


Talent Pipeline


< 1% Of Universities Offer Courses In Clean Energy



Robust learning & innovation platforms

​​for aspiring and early stage energy entrepreneurs to acquire business skills, technical knowledge and networks.


In-Depth Ecosystem Mapping

for a thorough understanding of the current ecosystem & landscape in Philippines that can be used as a tool.


Strong relationships with stakeholders

identifying and strengthening relationships among stakeholders across the clean energy innovation ecosystem.


The New Energy Ecosystem Mapping is a project initiated by New Energy Nexus in collaboration with different energy and innovation stakeholders in the Philippines.The project aims to produce an interactive ecosystem map, documents & database of various key players and indicators in the Philippine new energy landscape, that include renewable energy and energy-smart technologies. The Model is based on the Energy Innovation Ecosystem (Lin & Chanthavali, 2016) & Startup Ecosystem (Startup Commons) frameworks



An intensive 4-month program designed to support energy entrepreneurs develop their products and services and accelerate their launch to market.

The program aims to bring up to 10 startup founders from ideation to revenue generation and scaling stage. The 4-month program will challenge entrepreneurs to push their innovations forward focusing on skills and network building, which are essential components in early stages of their startup journey. Participating entrepreneurs will also have access to New Energy Nexus’s global network of mentors, corporates, governments and investors.

Modules & topics

  • Renewable Energy Ecosystems
  • Market Segmentation & Analysis
  • Product Planning & Development
  • Climate Impact Assessment
  • Financial Management & Modelling
  • Product & Business Legalities
  • Branding, Communications & Sales
  • Fundraising & Pitching

Incubation program FAQs

Will you be taking equity at the end of the program?

No. The program is geared towards capacity building and providing in-kind support to early stage energy startups.

Do I need a team or can I apply as a solo founder?

A team of 2-3 people is ideal but you may still apply as a solo founder.

What do we need to commit?

Attendance and participation to the bi-weekly workshops or learning sessions and weekly update calls with the New Energy Nexus PH team. Other than that, you may spend time working on your startup / venture.

How can we apply?

Just go to, click the PH Energy Incubation Program, fill out the questionnaire and submit.

Will there be funding / grants / investments?

The program focuses on skills and network building and connections to our global network of climate and energy investors, including access to funding opportunities.

A comprehensive 4-month program designed to help solar EPCs, installers and companies to scale their businesses.

This free program is specially designed for aspiring and young solar energy entrepreneurs and startups.

New Energy Nexus with CREST, in cooporation with Open Solar invites you join our Solar Energy Program .

Modules & topics

  • Solar Energy Business Basics
  • Business Efficiency Strategy
  • Innovation & Technology
  • This program aims to help you become more efficient with your existing business model and explore innovative solutions.

Innovation Program FAQs

Who can join the program?

The program is open to anyone who wants to start a solar energy business. We also welcome young startups and traditional companies who are less than five years old since their DTI registration.

I already have an existing solar business. What else will I learn from the program?

Other than the basics of distributed solar energy business, we will also have modules on business efficiency and innovation. At the end of the program, we expect participants to become more innovative with their solutions.

How much does the program cost?

The program is free of cost.

How long will the program last?

The Solar Innovation Program is estimated to last until April or May which will be composed of three phases. The schedule will heavily depend on the availability of most of the participants but the classes will most likely be held on Saturdays.

What should I expect from the program?

The program aims to increase the innovation capacity and mindset of solar PV companies, enhance the participants’ business and entrepreneurial skills, improve the solar PV companies’ efficiency and productivity, and grow the participants’ network of partners, investors and clients.

A 5- week course where you’ll learn about the basics of the energy sector, the different challenges and opportunities for innovation, business models used by energy startups locally and globally.