The Enel Group, Italy’s largest power company has announced its first open call for clean tech start-ups to submit their proposals to receive funding for their projects relating to advancing the use of green technology and specialised services. According to its website, through Enel’s ‘INCENSe’ project, 42 European SMEs will be awarded a share of €6 million to help them materialise their ideas relating to ‘energy efficiency, automation, renewable energy, smart grids, storage, automation, e-mobility, security and digitisation’. INCENSe is a business ‘think-tank’ and ‘clean technology accelerator’ to foster the innovation and use of environmentally friendly technologies and high tech services. The project is co-financed by the EU and supported by European Union’s FIWARE Accelerator Programme. Endesa, Accelerace and FundingBox Accelerator are its project and research partners. Companies have two opportunities to put forth their ideas. The first competition date is set for the 15 October, out of which 14 winners will be chosen in January. The second will take place in June next year. Winners will receive a €150 000 grant and benefit from support services provided by the consortium’s partners.