Initiate! is inspiring the industry with new talent, new talk, new tech! 

Initiate! is the perfect platform for start-ups, SMMEs, students, young professionals and established professionals to share ideas, innovations and make bold moves.

We welcome you to a new reality. A reality where all the players in the utility landscape have joined forces to make sure that a positive energy transition will be achieved.  The urgency to achieve this energy transition is crystal clear; we need to act now before it’s too late.

Initiate! gives young talent and SMMEs a platform to showcase their innovative solutions to ultimately achieve this transition.

Opportunities at Initiate!

We are dedicated to accelerating change and growth within the global power and energy industry and students, young talents, SMMEs and startups have the opportunity to play a part in this inevitable change.
More on Initiate!

More on Initiate!

Initiate! is a hub for bright minds, start-ups, innovators, utility professionals and students of the future to gather, discuss, share and pilot ideas with the more established professionals from the industry!

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Young Talent Challenge

Young Talent Challenge

The Initiate! Young Talent Programme welcomes students and young professionals about to graduate and ready to work in the industry or under 35 and working for a utility - join us!

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SMME/ Entrepreneur Programme

SMME/ Entrepreneur Programme

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Then we need you to join the Initiate! SMME and Entrepreneur programme! 

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Partner or Sponsor Initiate!

Partner or Sponsor Initiate!

This is your opportunity to not only invest in the future of the sector, but also the opportunity to positively and actively make a difference.

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Get in touch with us

Project Leader Details

Get in touch with our Initiate! project lead to find out how you can get involved.

Naz Fredericks


Nr: +27 (0) 21 001 3822 / +27 (0) 71 404 1142

Sales Team Leader Details

Guarantee your exhibition space on the Initiate! SMME hub by making contact with one of our team members at a highly competitive rate.

Stephen Campbell

Nr: +27 (0) 21 700 3534 / +27 (0) 82 664 0242 

Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Platinum Sponsor

  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd
  • Gridspertise
  • SAP
  • Sulzer

Diamond Sponsor

  • General Electric

Silver Sponsor

  • Siemens
  • Megger

Registration Sponsor

  • SAP

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Eskom GC

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • IFC

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi