Allow us to present the next three finalists of the fifth edition of PowerUp! The competition not only offers a promising financial prize, but also the opportunity to join InnoEnergy’s prestigious business accelerator. Those who join the Highway® program can expect support in a wide range of areas, from legal and IP protection, to pitch deck design, agile methodology, and more. Other benefits include access to international clients, as well as financial investment of up to 150 000€.
Green Spots, Winner of the Country Final in Romania
Green Spots is a multi-functional smart city solution – an urban solar charger and platform. The product charges 12 devices simultaneously and can be used both during the day and at night. Its battery stores energy for a total of 300 charges. One of the important advantages of this solution is that it can be customized according to the needs of the clients. The standard USB plugs and LED lighting chargers can be equipped with WiFi technology, video surveillance systems, touchscreen panels and other design elements.
Roofit.solar, Winner of the Country Final in Estonia
The start-up presents a first of its kind, metal solar roof. It looks like a traditional roof, but is in fact an innovative 2-in-1 solution which combines a roofing material and a photovoltaic module. Electricity is produced in a thin photovoltaic layer that covers the metal sheet. A series of connected modules is placed under the roof sheeting and between the battens. The installation is as easy as the installation of a standard standing seam metal roof. The modules are available in two dimensions.
ENLIL, Winner of the Country Final in Turkey
ENLİL is a smart vertical axis wind turbine project that transforms highways into renewable energy sources by using the dynamics of the city. By placing this device (including a solar panel on top of it) on highways, transportation lines, and high-rise residences, ENLIL will generate energy by using both natural wind resources and those created by vehicles. It will also measure the city’s temperature, humidity, and CO2 emissions using its built-in sensors and IOT platform.
The winner of PowerUp! will be selected on 21 May in Krakow during Impact'19 - the biggest economic event in Central-Eastern Europe. Stay tuned for more news and details about the Grand Final.
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 commercialization 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. InnoEnergy is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.
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 teams and access to foreign clients and investors.
By PowerUp! Team on in PowerUp! 2019