What is Initiate!

What is Initiate!

Initiate! is the beating heart of innovation and the very essence of Enlit Africa.

As a feature of Enlit Africa, 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.

With the utility industry transforming, comes the opportunity for the next generation tech and young talent to play a major role in facilitating innovation and change. Initiate! is hosted during Africa’s most valuable end-to-end energy, power and water event, namely Enlit Africa. 

Purpose of Initiate!

Initiate! is dedicated to accelerating change and boosting growth within the global power and energy industry.

Our purpose is to foster innovation by empowering and connecting the next generation of tech and talent. Together we stand for a just and fair energy transition.

Young Talent Challenge

Why Now?

We all know that the energy sector must fast-forward innovation – and that is the core purpose of Initiate!

It is a global movement that breeds talent, empowers next-gen energy entrepreneurs and creates impactful programs to move our industry forward. Founded in 2014, Initiate! brings together start-up’s, students, corporate executives, public sector innovators and investors around the world.

Get in Touch!

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

Name: Naz Fredericks

Email: nazlee.fredericks@wearevuka.com

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

Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

Gold Sponsor

  • Lucy Electric
  • Conlog
  • Landis+Gyr
  • General Electric

Silver Sponsor

  • ECIC
  • Howden
  • Brady
  • Canada Pavilion
  • G3-PLC
  • IFS
  • Oracle
  • IEEMA
  • Power Africa
  • Longi Solar
  • PRIME Alliance
  • ECIC
  • Toshiba

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamezela
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Apua Asea

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • Ntiyiso
  • Salga-logo

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi
  • SAIEE
  • FEENIX