International Clean Energy Challenge

An event for young professionals

24 – 28 July 2023, Upper Austria

An event for young professionals: Bright young innovators will develop concrete energy solutions for the local energy transition in diversified and interdisciplinary teams. Have an impact on the success of the clean energy transition!

Deadline for application was 14 April 2023.

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Accelerating the clean energy transition towards climate neutrality is presently at the top of the agenda. To speed up change, we need young and innovative minds that are willing to work together on tackling this challenge.

We are inviting 40 young professionals and researchers under 35 (born after 1987) to find fresh solutions and new ideas for the local energy transition in an event of collaborative thinking across disciplines. Costs for accommodation, meals and the event programme will be covered by the organisers.


An event for young professionals!

  • Tackle real-life challenges for the local energy transition presented by our partners (public and private organisations) and develop concrete solutions in diversified and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Network with forward-thinking European organisations and benefit from professional mentoring and training from their management staff.
  • Meet other young innovators from all over the world. Build up your peer network!
  • Be inspired for new ways of thinking about the energy transition and climate neutrality!
  • Win an award for the best project!
  • Spend an unforgettable week with like-minded people in the beautiful Austrian Alps. Experience Austrian hospitality and enjoy an exciting mixture of workshops and leisure activities.


Bright young thinkers from all disciplines (business, engineering, economics, social sciences, law, arts etc.) and from all over the world!

Eligibility criteria:

  • minimum work experience of 3 years or undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor)
  • strong interest in the clean energy transition
  • good knowledge of English
  • born after 1987


24 – 28 July 2023

  • Arrival: Monday, 24 July during the day, kick-off event in the afternoon
  • End: Friday, 28 July


In Spital am Pyhrn, Upper Austria

Upper Austria - one of the nine Austrian regions - is a European leader in the energy transition. Greenhouse gas emissions from buildings were reduced by 36 % in the last decade. Renewable energy already supplies 32 % of all primary energy and 68 % of all space heating. This transformation has also resulted in a strong innovation ecosystem of businesses and pioneer communities that are catalysts for the energy transition in all sectors.

The meeting will be held in the landmark building of a former monastery, surrounded by the panorama of the Austrian Alps. The "Pyhrn-Priel Holiday Region" is characterised by a picturesque scenery of alpine pastures and lovely villages.

The event is organised in the context of the EU-LIFE project Remarkable by the regional energy agency of Upper Austria in collaboration with similar organisations from all over Europe.

Check-out our event in 2019: pictures, review

Organisation and event office

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstrasse 45
4020 Linz, Austria
T: +43-732-7720-14380

The event is held in the context of the H2020 project Remarkable​​​​​​​.