Over 4 continents, 18 countries and 34 cities participants have registered in this year Young Green Tech(YGT) competition. Due to travel restrictions, this year’s YGT final competition was held online. The 20 finalists were divided into three online groups based on their time zones: Chinese group, American group, and European group. The three days of presentation was filled with joy and inspiration, and here’s the much anticipated result: Congratulations to our YGT 2021 Winners!
Two of the YGT 2021 Winners are based in the new energy sector: Eloisa de Castro from Enerpoly and Stéphane Vernède from Enwise.
Stéphane Vernède’s Enwise is a clean energy company that uses dry anaerobic digestion technology to break down organic waste and convert it into biogas, a clean energy source. Enwise has been established almost a decade and is a mature and successful company with sales of 9 million RMB in 2020.
Stéphane Vernède has been CEO of Enwise since 2011. He has a distinguished academic background, having received his PhD in Materials Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Eloisa de Castro works in Enerpoly, a Swedish company founded in 2018 that has developed cost-efficient, safe and rechargeable zinc-ion battery technology; Enerpoly's battery technology is certainly promising in the growing momentum of the electric vehicle market.
Eloisa joined Enerpoly as CEO in 2020 after a decade of solid and extensive industry experience: she served as Director of Marketing Operations at Modern Energy, as CTO at Hoplite Power, and as a researcher at the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity at MIT. Eloisa's strong academic background is an advantage, as she holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from INSEAD.
Congratulations to the other winners in YGT 2021 finals! It is an honor for Enwise to receive the winner award from so many brilliant entrepreneurs joining YGT 2021. We are excited to work with YGT Alumni in further developing together, promoting sustainability and saving the world one step at a time. We are looking forward to see more entrepreneurs alike joining the community in the future.