Idea Challenge: Smart Energy Systems finalists announced

Eight start-ups from six different countries have been shortlisted out of 34 applicants in the category Smart Energy Systems. The finalists will pitch their ideas on Wednesday 4 November in Berlin, Germany in front of an expert jury consisting of industry experts, investors, entrepreneurs and business accelerators.

The final pitching is embedded in the Smart Energy Community 2015 where EIT Digital is bringing together cutting-edge European innovation, heavy-weight industrial players and a vibrant start-up scene in the field of Smart Energy Systems. 


The day will be packed with the pitches of the finalists, gripping keynotes on entrepreneurship and innovation and insights into the machine room of Smart Energy innovation. During the event the finalists will also present their products and services as part of a special start-up fair. Visitors will have the chance to learn about the latest innovations and get inspired by some of the best smart energy start-ups in Europe in an informal and open setting. 

With three presentations the Netherlands are clearly the number one idea providers in the field of Smart Energy Systems:

be.ENERGISED | has.to.be (Austria):

be.ENERGISED is the innovation leading platform in charge point management including billing and invoicing capabilities for charging processes in public and semi-public areas.

CareToSave (Netherlands):

Hyko makes energy saving a playful and effortless activity involving the whole household. It helps families to manage and save energy - intrinsically teaching both, children and parents, new habits.

Fourdeg (Finland):

Fourdeg is a smart heating company that provides more than 20% energy efficiency improvement for existing buildings and district heating network.

Peeeks (Netherlands):

By unlocking the flexibility present in cooling houses, Ice skating rinks, oil terminals and other industrial processes, Peeeks can save the owners of those processes up to 40% of their energy bill, and at the same time help stabilise the energy grid.

Semu (Estonia)

Semu is developing a device for visually impaired and blind people that enables them to use home automation systems to make their homes safer and more efficient.

STERBLUE (France):

STERBLUE develops an innovative tool for maintenance of energy infrastructure. Wind turbines and high voltage lines can be inspected by drone to ensure the infrastructure has a high availability rate.

ReThink | SunnyRev (Italy):

SunnyRev brings together rooftop owners and solar service providers in a win-win game!

Watt-Now (Netherlands):

Watt-Now facilitates the transition from highly inefficient energy provision at festivals, events and building sites, to highly efficient battery powered playgrounds that are an example for future smart grids.

Please register here if you would like to attend the final pitch event in Berlin. 

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