Vinci Energies TOUR Challenge

How to make energy more accessible in Africa thanks to energy efficiency solutions, energy flows optimization blockchain and/or AI?

Challenge is closed


This challenge is available in the following regions/ countries:

  1. Dakar, Senegal : Entries have been closed
  2. Tunis, Tunisia : Entries have been closed
  3. Johannesburg, South Africa : Entries have been closed



We are looking for solutions to make energy more accessible in Africa. Energy is a key lever for development and as such giving access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is one of the major challenge for Africa. Mixing grid level, technologies and energy efficiency solutions are all part of the solution. We are looking for services that can help us:

  • Follow, quantify, manage and optimize energy exchange flows at microgrids and/or national grids level;

  • Optimize renewable energies production

  • Manage the monetary exchanges of energy through blockchain

  • Leverage interactions between microgrids and national grids;

  • Optimize energy networks for a better access to energy

Your solution should use a « disruptive » technology such as AI, machine learning, blockchain, etc.

About VINCI Energies

VINCI Energies contribute to a changing world by connecting infrastructure, buildings and industrial sites to information and energy systems to improve your life every day. In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. 



*For the winner*

If selected by a Business Unit Manager, possibility to go on mutual POC and presentation to our Inerbiz Corporate fund.


*For the three selected startups*

Pitching workshops

Pitch in front of local and corporate level representant of VINCI Energies

Privileged contact with investors & VCs


*For the three selected startups*

Free VIP entrance to the event in Cape Town

Corporates & Investors Pitch

Selection Criteria


English-speaking and French-speaking startups from Africa


Early-stage level with MVP, looking for POC or with 1-2 POC achieved


Deck Pitch: startup presentation (8 slides + one slide answering to this question question: what are looking for through working with us?)

1 Video (max 3min)