EIT Digital invites to the Smart Energy Community 2015

Following up on the successful first edition in 2014, EIT Digital once again brings together cutting-edge European innovation, leading industrial players and a vibrant startup-scene in the field of Smart Energy Systems for a unique event. We invite you to a day packed with gripping keynotes on entrepreneurship and innovation, the final pitches of the pan-European startup competition “Idea Challenge” and insights into the machine room of Smart Energy innovation. 


When:  November 4th, 2015

Where: Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin, Germany

Three reasons why you should not miss this event:

  1. Meet known and promising new Smart Energy start-ups
    During the event selected start-ups will present their products and services on a special start-up fair. You will have the chance to learn about the latest innovations and the bright minds behind them in an informal and open setting. Visit the exhibition at your own leisure and get inspired by some of the best Smart Energy start-ups in Europe.
  2. Be part of the EIT Digital Idea Challenge pitch event and award ceremony
    The “Idea Challenge” is an EU-wide contest for the startups in digital technology. The competition focuses on the eight most important digital trends, which are also in line with the Innovation Areas of EIT Digital: Health & Wellbeing, Smart Spaces, Cyber-Physical Systems, Future Cloud, Cyber Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Urban Life and Mobility and Smart Energy Systems. See the 8 best Smart Energy startups compete for up to 40.000€ in prize money and access to EIT Digitals pan-European innovation network.

  3. Become part of the Smart Energy Community
    Last year we set out to foster a new Smart Energy Community in making various players interact: large corporates, startups, researchers, students, investors, as well as politicians and regulators. Our ultimate goal is to stimulate European innovation and business creation within the field of Smart Energy. Join this vibrant and growing community, to exchange ideas, visions and business cards at our community event.

Participating Startups

  • Fourdeg (IC Finalist)
    Fourdeg is a smart heating company that provides more than 20% energy efficiency improvement for existing buildings and district heating network.
  • be.ENERGIsED/ (IC Finalist)
    The innovation leading platform in charge point management including billing and invoicing capabilities for charging processes in public and semi-public areas.
  • (IC Finalist)
    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.
  • Peeekspower (IC Finalist)
    Shift energy and save up to 40% on energy costs. 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.
  • Semu (IC Finalist)
    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 (IC Finalist)
    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.
  • SunnyRev/Rethink (IC Finalist)
    SunnyRev brings together rooftop owners and solar service providers in a win-win game!
  • Watt Now (IC Finalist)
    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.
  • Stimergy
    Stimergy redefines the datacentre as a distributed collection of computing units interconnected by optical networks. 
  • Persee
    Fosters the deployment of decentralized energy systems, leveraging the potential of hydrogen as a new energy vector and the promise of big data analytics to address the complexity of such systems.
  • Cyberlightning
    Enables open source & standards based mobile 3D control & monitoring of IoT / M2M / Industrial Internet big data sensor networks in the Smart City context. 

Have a look at last year’s event.


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