Sustainergy Youth Conference and Competition

The Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative founded the International Youth Conference and Competition with the goal of encouraging and strengthening the younger generation to lead the clean-tech industry into the future. The youth of today are the most valuable resource we have for future research and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The competition therefore fits within the wider educational framework of the area which promotes change and development.

Sustainergy is an internationally acclaimed conference and competition, where youths from Israel and around the world showcase their solutions and research into environmental problems, which have not yet been solved by today’s experts in the field. The competition reflects the promotion and expansion of scientific education as a means for future development in renewable energy, both in Israel and abroad.

The event includes a competition between international teams of participants whom focus on proposing original ideas for research, projects and models in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Topics are laid out in accordance to criteria determined in advance by a professional steering team. The competition is supervised by a panel of judges who also judge the proposals.

SUSTAINERGY 6 is open for registration!

To find our overseas participants we have collaborated with NYEX (Network For Youth Excellence). If you wish to learn how you can be a candidate in SUSTAINERGY please contact your local NYEX representative.

Target population

Students who are in the 12th & 13th grades in the current school year and high school graduates. Participants must be majoring in the fields of social studies, economics, science and technology, and be interested in the field of renewable energy and creative thinking. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.


The cost of participation in SUSTAINERGY (transport, room and board, and instruction) will be entirely funded by the SUSTAINERGY organizers.

Competition Stages

  1. Foreign students registration

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  2. Selecting a subject for the competition.

    Participants will get a list of subjects dealing with energy storage and will need to choose 3 of them.

  3. Once all participants have chosen a subject they will be divided into groups.

    The list of subjects, guiding questions and criteria for submitting ideas, as well as the manner of submission, will be will be sent to the participants.

  4. SUSTAINERGY - International Renewable Energy Youth Conference and Competition.

    Students taking part in the final stage will be invited to participate in SUSTAINERGY which will take place at the Hevel Eilot Regional Council in the southern Arava. 40 outstanding young people from various different countries will participate in the workshop which will be entirely conducted in English.

  5. Final Event. On the last day of the competition prizes will be awarded to the winning teams at a festive event.

Previous Competitions

Steering Committee/Advisors