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Publicis Sapient Launches Third Annual 2023 Global EnergyTech Awards

Awards are launched on a low-carbon site that saves energy

LONDON, June 13, 2023Publicis Sapient today announced the launch of its third annual Global EnergyTech Awards.  Startups and innovators from around the globle that share a passion for digitally transforming the world of energy and are making a difference for the industry, its customers and the planet are encouraged to enter.  Submissions are now open.

Publicis Sapient’s Global EnergyTech Awards are a first-of-its-kind, global awards program that celebrates energy startups’ game-changing innovations and achievements in their respective sectors. The awards are open to startups from around the world that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and creativity in developing and implementing solutions in their sub-sector. The judging panel will be looking for ideas that are innovative, creative and have the potential to make a real difference in the world. Winners will be announced on October 25, 2023.

Global energy startups are encouraged to enter here by August 31, 2023

“The global energy landscape is facing new challenges triggered by mounting strain on the grid, evolving consumer preferences and the pressure to turn toward renewables. This year, we are looking for energy startups with cutting-edge solutions that address these challenges in their sub-sectors and address specific cross-sector issues. We look forward to toasting our winners in October,” said Joseph Tabita, Energy & Commodities Lead, International (SVP), Publicis Sapient.



The energy landscape has dramatically shifted over the past year, and the 2023 categories address the top challenges Publicis Sapient energy experts have identified across the industry—and the solutions urgently required to overcome them. Each category can be explored in full here

  • Best CleanTech Solution for Utilities
    Green solutions to reduce utilities’ emissions and improve the sustainability of their operations.

  • Best CleanTech Solution for Agriculture
    Environment-first solutions to improve productivity and reduce agribusinesses’ environmental impact.

  • Best CleanTech Solution for Energy
    Keeping oil and gas operations clean while enhancing operational efficiency and safety.

  • Best Commercial Sustainability Solution
    Transforming operations by adopting renewables integration, waste reduction and decarbonization.

  • Best Customer Experience Solution
    Delighting customers with solutions that enhance their overall experience.

  • Best Supply & Trading Solution
    Moving supply & trading operations forwards through efficiency, profitability and risk management.

  • Standout Performer
    An extraordinary innovation selected from all entries that deserves special recognition


The Prize

In addition to receiving Publicis Sapient’s coveted sustainable trophy, the company will aid in scaling the winning startup with:

  • A sustainable trophy
  • A one-to-one advisory session with a member of our judging panel chosen by the winner
  • A 2-day virtual or onsite workshop with Publicis Sapient
  • Publicity including a Publicis Sapient press release, visibility on Publicis Sapient’s website, paid media funded by Publicis Sapient promoting the winners and acknowledgement to winners at various events in Q4 2023


The Judges

Publicis Sapient’s 2023 Global EnergyTech Awards will be judged by a carefully selected panel of industry leaders. The judges include:

  • Damian Bunyan, CIO, Uniper
  • Devrim Celal, CEO, KrakenFlex
  • Francesco Romeo, Head of Digital and IT for Gas, LNG and Renewables, Eni
  • Jason Gislason, Chief Digital Officer, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Joe Tabita, Energy Leader, EMEA & APAC, Publicis Sapient
  • Milind Godbole, Global Energy Lead, Publicis Sapient
  • Sandeep Parmar, General Manager, Digital Platforms & Operations, Suncor


Past winners from around the world include:

2022 Winners
Best CleanTech: phelas (DE)
Best Use of Data & Insights Solution: GoCodeGreen (UK)
Best Digital Marketing Solution: Switchd (UK)
Best Network, Transport or Distribution Solution: IONATE (UK)
Best Smart City Solutions: Solskin (CH)
Best Solution Energy Trading: SAMAWATT (CH)
Best Standout Performer: GoCodeGreen (UK) (UK)

2021 Winners
Best Smart Network Solution: Vyntelligence (UK)
Best EV Customer Solution: Mina (UK)
Mobile Customer Experience: BatteryXchange (USA)
Best Solution in Energy Trading: AirCarbon Exchange (SGP)
Best Use of Data & Insights: Solytic (DE)
Best CleanTech: Virtual Global Trading AG (CH)
Best Standout Performer: Vyntelligence (UK)


For more than 30 years, Publicis Sapient has partnered with large-scale energy organizations to lead the industry in digital transformation across the supply chain—from generation production and distribution to trading, supply and retail. Now, through the Global EnergyTech Awards, Publicis Sapient is focusing on disruptors that inspire the industry to remain relevant as demands change.

At a time when the energy industry is going through significant change, and the transition to a carbon-zero future is under way, energy companies will increasingly have to partner with innovators like these in order to scale-up the skills and technology required to reach both their own and global net-zero goals.


Global energy startups are encouraged to enter here by August 31, 2023

Publicis Sapient’s Global EnergyTech Awards 2023 are launched on a low-carbon site.  The awards page saves energy as it does not showcase photos, animation or video and features vector-based graphics, reduced copy, black background, anchor links, web-safe fonts and cleaner code.


About Publicis Sapient

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation company. We partner global organizations to help them create and sustain competitive advantage in a world that is increasingly digital. We operate through our expert SPEED capabilities: Strategy, Product, Experience, Engineering and Data & AI, which combined with our culture of curiosity and deep industry knowledge, enables us to deliver meaningful impact to our clients’ businesses through reimagining the products and experiences their customers truly value. Our agile, data-driven approach equips our clients’ businesses for change, making digital the core of how they think and what they do. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe with more than 20,000 people and over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, visit


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