CTICC Cape Town South Africa
20 - 22 May 2025
Investing Into The Next Generation of Creators

Initiate! is at the beating heart of innovation and the very essence of Enlit Africa. With the Energy sector transforming, comes the opportunity for the next generation tech and young talent to play a major role in facilitating innovation and change.

  • Share and pilot ideas with established professionals from the industry
  • Create impactful programs to move our industry forward
  • A hub for bright minds, SME’s, next-gen innovators, and students of the future
Enlit Africa

Our Partners

Our Partners

What is Initiate?

Initiate! spotlights next-gen talent, empowers start-ups, scale-ups and other entrepreneurs, and brings them together with established industry practitioners to help take the industry forward.

Launched in 2019, Initiate! brings together innovators and disruptors, students, young professionals, corporate executives, public sector innovators and investors from around the world, with the aim of supporting the all-important innovation ecosystem and celebrating champions of entrepreneurship. In 2023 Initiate! will witness the best in disruptive tech projects battle it out on the Pitch Stage to be recognised by industry leaders as an innovative and game changing early stage project opportunity.

Our purpose is to foster innovation by empowering and connecting the next generation of tech and talent. Industry thrives only when it embraces disruption.

Initiate! increased my network with working professionals and strong MSc and PhD students.

Chelsea Tucker University Of Cape Town

Initiate! is a great opportunity for learning and connecting with power and energy leaders from across the globe.

Carol Ngwenya University Of Cape Town

Initiate! served as the perfect platform for collaborative and multidisciplinary design for real world problems surrounding water and energy.

Shawn Alimohammadi Stellenbosch University

I would recommend this to any student at whatever level their education. There are lots of ideas out there, and what I have learnt is that the owners of these ideas only require an opportunity to explore them. Initiate is the opportunity they need.

Frederick Amariati Strathmore

I would recommend Initiate! because this initiative gives you the opportunity to link up with other like-minded scholars in Africa and design solutions that will take Africa to the next level.

Alex Osunga Masters of Science in Information Systems Security, Strathmore University, Kenya

Initiate! was an amazing experience! Initiate exposes you to a network with like-minded students and industry partners.

Johann Bierman Stellenbosch University

Is Initiate! for you?

Everyone has the power to play a role in the energy transition. Paramount to making a sustainable impact, are the social, economic and cultural drivers that facilitate a change in mind-set. Diversity is our strength and that’s exactly why we encourage everyone to step up and contribute to Initiate!

Join our global energy movement and connect with:

  • Startups
  • Young professionals
  • Smart energy students
  • Universities
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Energy companies
  • Financial institutions
  • HR professionals
  • Investors
  • Accelerators and many more...

2024 Enlit Africa Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsors
GE Vernova
Platinum Sponsors
Aberdare Cables
Lucy Electric
Standard Bank
Gold Sponsors
Dongguan Hinen New Energy Technology Co.Ltd
Schneider Electric
Steinmuller Africa
Silver Sponsors
CBI-electric: African Cables
Enertech International, Inc
Megger Limited
Prime Alliance
Triveni Turbine Ltd.
uMngeni-uThukela Water
Utility CEO Forum Expert Partners
GE Vernova
Lucy Electric
Dinner Sponsor
Networking Function Sponsor
Matchmaking platform and Lounge Sponsor
Dinner Sponsor
Standard Bank
Networking Function Sponsor
Matchmaking platform and Lounge Sponsor
Standard Bank
Women in Energy Sponsor
The Carbon Trust
Green Hub Partner
Atlantis SEZ
The City of Cape Town
Strategic Partner
Power Africa
Education & Training Partner
Solar Pavilion Partner
Registration Sponsors
Delegate Bag Sponsor
Solar Pavilion Partner
Registration Sponsors
Delegate Bag Sponsor
Knowledge Partner
Energy Intelligence
Frost & Sullivan

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