ESG Solutions for Upstream Oil & Gas

The energy sector is undergoing a crucial transformation. As a trusted partner to leaders in the oil & gas industry, we're scouting for groundbreaking technologies that minimize environmental impact and ensure worker and community well-being.

This open call is your chance to showcase your solutions and collaborate with industry leaders who are actively transforming upstream operations.

The demo day will be held in Singapore
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About the Challenge


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The future of oil & gas is sustainable. That's why leading companies in the industry are scouting for innovative solutions from startups like you.  Here's your chance to collaborate, showcase your technology, and be part of the transformation of upstream operations.

We're on the hunt for groundbreaking ideas that demonstrably reduce environmental impact, worker accidents, or community disruption.  

Your solution should be laser-focused on the specific challenges of upstream oil & gas production, and readily implementable within existing operations.

This is your opportunity to partner with industry leaders and become a champion for a more sustainable future in oil & gas.

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Selection criteria:

- Competent and dedicated team
- Groundbreaking technological innovation
- Pre-seed to Series A
- Currently raising or interested in exploring the possibility
- Global technologies - without restrictions
- Interest in the Brazilian Market
- Global Market Potential
- Technology finds application in several industries

We are seeking solutions in:


Emissions Reduction:

  • Cut methane emissions & convert them to energy.
  • Optimize energy use in upstream operations.
  • Capture CO2 emissions for reuse or storage.

Enhanced Worker Safety:

  • Develop wearable sensors for real-time hazard detection.
  • Implement remote monitoring of well integrity, equipment, and worker activity.
  • Create data-driven safety protocols and comprehensive training programs.

Mitigating Impact on Local Communities:

  • Genome informatics
  • Genome editing technologies
  • Optimization of agroforestry supplies consumption
  • Digital management of forests
  • Development of autonomous and energy-efficient equipment

Carbon Removal

  • CO2 removal technologies
  • CO2 measurement and calculation
  • Applications and uses of CO2
  • Solutions for CO2 credit compensation

Why apply?

Unlock New Commercial Possibilities

Enhance product offerings and explore lucrative commercial ventures through collaboration. Successful applicants will directly engage with industry leaders to drive co-development initiatives and commercial success.

Access a Global Network of Opportunities

By applying, you'll be plugged into SOSA's extensive global network, gaining access to exclusive partnership opportunities with corporations worldwide. Stay connected and seize high-intent collaboration opportunities.

Join the ranks of our successful alumni club.

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Why apply?

New Partnership Opportunities

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Access to a Global Network

All applicants will be indexed in SOSA's technology database, regardless of whether or not they are a fit for this use case. As a member of SOSA's database, you'll have the chance to gain exclusive access to high intent partnerships with corporations from around the globe. (edited)

Access to global networks through high-profile events

In addition to the accelerator program, startups will have the opportunity to exhibit and/or pitch at global events held in Singapore. Such events include SWITCH, TechXSummit (TXS) and Milipol.

Get the business tools you need

Participating startups will receive legal, business, accounting and marketing mentoring. SOSA’s innovation experts will map out participants’ needs and devise a financial plan built to achieve milestones.

About Suzano Ventures

As the venture arm of the world's largest pulp manufacturer, one of the largest paper producers in Latin America and the leader in the toilet paper segment in Brazil, Suzano Ventures seeks visionary entrepreneurs and deep tech solutions around the world to work together and build the future of the bioeconomy.

The fund has dedicated resources to invest in startups from different parts of the world, at different stages and across 4 verticals, from pre-seed R&D heavy solutions to plug&play technologies that have been validated and are ready to go to market.

Suzano Ventures has capital, established experience, technologies, access to global markets and research centers—all of this to support people and businesses that share our purpose of renewing life inspired by trees.

About SOSA

SOSA is an open innovation company.

SOSA works with innovation teams and business units in corporations (like HP, Schneider Electric, RBC, Swiss Re, and Zurich Insurance), and governments (like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan). 

SOSA's work includes conducting research, developing strategies, and scouting and validating technologies to provide clients with tailored partnerships to solve their business problems, identify opportunities, and/or build new products. Over the years, SOSA has collaborated with more than 100 corporate partners on over 900 projects to scout and develop partnerships with emerging tech companies from inception to completion, engaging with more than 13,000 global tech companies.

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