We are very excited to present the start-ups who came in first place at the Country Finals in Vilnius, Zagreb and Ljubljana. Now, the winners are preparing for the most important battle – the Grand Final of the PowerUp! Competition, where they will compete for the main prize of 50 000€ and the opportunity to develop their business on a global scale.
Unicorn Scooters, Winner of the Country Final in Lithuania
The Unicorn Scooters team has designed an electric scooter designed especially for sharing. It has more than twice the range (80 km) of its competitors, a lifespan which is twice as long (up to 6 months), and therefore, they have managed to make it almost twice as profitable as the most popular personal scooter in the world.
AMPnet, Winner of the Country Final in Croatia
AMPnet provides every new or existing electric cooperative with a full set of tools to manage payments, invoicing, smart metering, demand side management, crowdinvesting and community governance. The solution is an integrated hardware and software suite comprised of web applications, iOS & Android apps, blockchain payments, governance platform and an open source smart meter hardware specification.
DS Meritve, Winner of the Country Final in Slovenia
The main area of business for DS Meritve is digitalization and innovation in the field of gathering, transfer and the analysis of energy and water consumption data. They offer complete hardware and software turnkey solutions, from the measurement device to the end-user computer, thus eliminating any compatibility issues and drastically lowering costs while increasing the performance and optimization ability of any water or energy distribution system.
The first three Country Finals are behind us, with eleven more to go. Stay tuned for information about the next PowerUp! finalists.
InnoEnergy is a company investing in solutions in the area of energy, cleantech, mobility and broadly understood smart technologies. Through knowledge, financing and network of contacts, we support the commercialisation of products and their introduction to international markets. InnoEnergy is present in 40 countries, where we cooperate with more than 430 partners – the largest industrial companies, leading research and academic centers and innovative entrepreneurs, investing about 100€ million annually in solutions that increase the competitiveness of our economy thanks to cleaner, better and more efficient technologies.
One of the most important InnoEnergy projects is the PowerUp! competition for start-ups in the energy and cleantech sectors in 24 countries of Central-Eastern Europe. Its winners receive cash prizes and the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Highway® program, which provides financial support up to 150 000€, assistance in building a team and access to foreign clients and investors. InnoEnergy is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.
By PowerUp! Team on in PowerUp! 2019