Award 2018

SET Award 2018

SET Award 2018 Finalists

Ionomr Innovations Inc., Canada

Ionomr Innovations Inc., Canada

Award Category: Low-Carbon Energy Production

The startup

Ionomr designs, adapts, and manufactures ion exchange membranes to enable cost-effective clean energy generation and storage, wastewater treatment, and industrial processes. As a manufacturer and contract R&D partner Ionomr optimizes high performance materials for technology of the future.

  • Country: Canada
  • Year of Foundation: 2016
  • Number of Employees: 11-50
  • Funding Stage: Seed

Meva Energy, Sweden

Meva Energy, Sweden

Award Category: Low-Carbon Energy Production

The startup

Meva Energy develops and offers biomass gasification technology for low-cost decentralized biogas production for industries. After extensive technical development, engineering and verification in a full-scale plant, we are motivated to show we are ready for commercialization and market break-through in 2018.

  • Country: Sweden
  • Year of Foundation: 2008
  • Number of Employees: 0-11
  • Funding Stage: Series A

Volex Power, Israel

Volex Power, Israel

Award Category: Low-Carbon Energy Production

The startup

Volex Power enables power grids to achieve a 100% penetration of renewable energy, through real-time localized volt stabilization. Joining the Start Up Energy Transition Award is an opportunity to gain exposure to future customers and partners.

  • Country: Israel
  • Year of Foundation: 2016
  • Number of Employees: 0-11
  • Funding Stage: Seed

ForCity, France

ForCity, France

Award Category: Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security

The startup

By modelling an entire heat network on top of its cloud-based smart city simulation platform, ForCity's District Heating and Cooling application provides decision makers with first-hand access to powerful simulation technology for network expansion and densification.

  • Country: France
  • Year of Foundation: 2014
  • Number of Employees: 51-200
  • Funding Stage: Series A

LO3 Energy, USA

LO3 Energy, USA

Award Category: Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security

The startup

LO3 Energy is an energy firm with a focus on emerging decentralized business models and innovative technologies related to energy, cleantech and currency systems. They build tools and develop projects that support and accelerate proliferation of the distributed energy, utilities and computation sharing economy of the future.

  • Country: USA
  • Year of Foundation: 2012
  • Number of Employees: 11-50
  • Funding Stage: Series A

RatedPower, Spain

RatedPower, Spain

Award Category: Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security

The startup

RatedPower’s cloud-based software (SaaS), pvDesign enables the automated design and engineering of solar Photovoltaic plants possible. They perform in minutes what would take traditional engineering weeks. The result is a faster, more automated, accurate and reliable process.

  • Country: Spain
  • Year of Foundation: 2017
  • Number of Employees: 0-11
  • Funding Stage: Series A

Coolar UG, Germany

Coolar UG, Germany

Award Category: Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices & Storage

The startup

Coolar envisions a world in which energy poverty is eradicated and clean energy is available to everyone. Cooling is a critical component in this world. As such, Coolar works on a 100% electricity-free and instead solar heat powered, water-based refrigerator to cool vaccines in remote hospitals off-grid!

  • Country: Germany
  • Year of Foundation: 2016
  • Number of Employees: 0-11
  • Funding Stage: Seed

Leanheat Oy, Finland

Leanheat Oy, Finland

Award Category: Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices & Storage

The startup

Leanheat is a Finnish software company improving the energy efficiency and predictive maintenance of properties with Artificial Intelligence and Sensor Technology. It has been installed in tens of thousands of residences in Finland and our goal is to grow the business internationally.

  • Country: Finland
  • Year of Foundation: 2016
  • Number of Employees: 11-50
  • Funding Stage: Series A

SparkMeter, Inc., USA

SparkMeter, Inc., USA

Award Category: Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices & Storage

The startup

SparkMeter offers comprehensive low-cost metering solutions for everything from rural micro-grids to existing urban central grid utilities. Our products help make access to electricity possible in hard-to-reach places and underserved markets, enabling the energy transition itself.

  • Country: USA
  • Year of Foundation: 2014
  • Number of Employees: 11-50
  • Funding Stage: Series A

MotionTag, Germany

MotionTag, Germany

Award Category: Innovative Mobility

The startup

The transportation industry is facing new challenges that will change the way people travel. MotionTag thinks the future of transportation lies in easy traveling, achieved by seamlessly combining different transport modes.

  • Country: Germany
  • Year of Foundation: 2015
  • Number of Employees: 11-50
  • Funding Stage: Seed

Skeleton Technologies, Germany

Skeleton Technologies, Germany

Award Category: Innovative Mobility

The startup

As the global technology leader in graphene-based ultracapacitors and energy-storage systems, Skeleton Technologies works to decrease fuel consumption and carbon emissions in heavy transportation by using their Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) to capture braking energy and re-use it in acceleration.

  • Country: Germany
  • Year of Foundation: 2009
  • Number of Employees: 51-200
  • Funding Stage: Series C/D

XCharge, China

XCharge, China

Award Category: Innovative Mobility

The startup

XCharge is a high-tech innovative company specializing in providing High Power Smart Charging Solutions and Energy Solutions for future transportation. They offer a “Hardware + Software” systems which allows their clients to maximize charging revenue while minimizing maintenance costs.

  • Country: China
  • Year of Foundation: 2015
  • Number of Employees: 51-200
  • Funding Stage: Series A

AgriProtein Holdings, Gibraltar

AgriProtein Holdings, Gibraltar

Award Category: Energy, Water, and Food

The startup

AgriProtein is leading the new industry of nutrient upcycling, creating natural, sustainable, protein & oil from organic waste. Using fly larvae fed on organic waste, AgriProtein has developed a new large scale, sustainable and natural source of protein and oil.

  • Country: Gibraltar
  • Year of Foundation: 2009
  • Number of Employees: 51-200
  • Funding Stage: Series C/D

Brinergy Tech., S.L., Spain

Brinergy Tech., S.L., Spain

Award Category: Energy, Water, and Food

The startup

Brinergy, based on proprietary technology, provides the only existing solution for water desalination with zero energy use (energy-neutral).

  • Country: Spain
  • Year of Foundation: 2014
  • Number of Employees: 0-11
  • Funding Stage: Series A

SOLHO B.V., Netherlands

SOLHO B.V., Netherlands

Award Category: Energy, Water, and Food

The startup

SOLHO develops off-grid solar-based energy systems to power horticultural projects, boosting the transition towards sustainable food provisions.

  • Country: Netherlands
  • Year of Foundation: 2017
  • Number of Employees: 0-11
  • Funding Stage: Seed

Acacia Innovations Ltd., Kenya

Acacia Innovations Ltd., Kenya

Award Category: Special Prize: SDG-7

The startup

Today, 70% of Kenya's energy comes from wood fuels. Acacia Innovations seeks to address this by supplying eco-friendly cooking fuel & cookstoves to Kenyan schools through a subscription model which makes modern clean cooking affordable.

  • Country: Kenya
  • Year of Foundation: 2016
  • Number of Employees: 0-11
  • Funding Stage: Seed

BioLite Inc., USA

BioLite Inc., USA

Award Category: Special Prize: SDG-7

The startup

BioLite develops and distributes clean energy technologies for low-income, off-grid households in emerging markets.

  • Country: USA
  • Year of Foundation: 2013
  • Number of Employees: 51-200
  • Funding Stage: Series B

Pollinate Energy India Pvt Ltd., India

Pollinate Energy India Pvt Ltd., India

Award Category: Special Prize: SDG-7

The startup

Pollinate Energy brings life-changing products like solar lanterns or solar fans to people who need them most. For urban Indian communities, Pollinate Energy is the missing link in the chain that allows them to access, understand, and afford household products that make daily life easier. We do all this whilst creating job and skill development opportunities for people from disadvantaged backgrounds - our Pollinators.

  • Country: India
  • Year of Foundation: 2012
  • Number of Employees: 11-50
  • Funding Stage: n/a