We received more than 400 applications for the six categories of the SET Award 2018. It was inspiring to see that so many of them offered innovative solutions to the fight against climate change. Hence, choosing the Top 18 was not an easy job, and the jury had to make some tough decisions. Now, it’s finally time to reveal the ones who were given the most points by our expert jury. The finalist start-ups will join the Tech Festival in Berlin on April 16th and pitch in front of the audience. The winners of each category will be presented at the evening reception of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on April 17th. The winners will also be part of a Start Up Energy Transition panel on day two of the BETD (April 18th).
Congratulations to the 3 finalists per category:
Category 1: Low-Carbon Energy Production
Ionomr Innovations Inc., Canada, www.ionomr.com
Ionomr designs, adapts, and manufactures advanced ion-exchange membranes to enable cost-effective clean energy generation, storage, and wastewater treatment.
Meva Energy, Sweden, www.mevaenergy.com
Meva Energy develops biomass gasification technology for low-cost, decentralized production of renewable gas or power for industrial use.
Volex Power, Israel, www.volexpo.com
Volex Power enables the power grid to achieve a 100% penetration of renewable energy, through real time volt stabilization.
Category 2: Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security
LO3 Energy, USA, www.lo3energy.com
LO3 Energy has developed a Blockchain-based transactive energy platform called Exergy that promises to revolutionize the energy industry.
RatedPower, Spain, www.ratedpower.com
RatedPower offers pvDesign, a software to make the design and engineering of utility-scale solar plants. Engineering in minutes, not weeks.
ForCity, France, www.forcity.com
ForCity, a multi-sector software suite helping urban planners anticipate city evolution over 25 years and make sustainable decisions.
Category 3: Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices & Storage
Coolar UG, Germany, www.coolar.co
Coolar works on a 100% electricity-free and instead solar heat powered, water-based refrigerator to cool vaccines in remote hospitals off-grid!
SparkMeter, Inc., USA, www.sparkmeter.io
By bringing the smart grid revolution to emerging market utilities, SparkMeter is expanding access to reliable, affordable electricity.
Leanheat Oy, Finnland, www.leanheat.com
Leanheat unleashes the untapped potential of buildings with IoT and AI to maximize energy efficiency and to enable smart maintenance.
Category 4: Innovative Mobility
MotionTag, Germany, www.motion-tag.com
MotionTag develops a B2B platform for seamless pay-as-you-go mobility that can be integrated into pre-existing apps.
Skeleton Technologies, Germany, www.skeletontech.com
Skeleton Technologies is the global technology leader in graphene-based ultra-capacitors and energy-storage systems.
XCharge, China, www.xcharge.com
High-tech innovative company specializing in providing High Power Smart Charging Solutions and Energy Solutions for future transportation.
Category 5: Energy, Water, and Food
Brinergy Tech., S.L., Spain, www.brinergy.com
Brinergy, based on proprietary technology, provides the only existing solution for water desalination with zero energy use (energy-neutral).
AgriProtein Holdings, Gibraltar, www.agriprotein.com
AgriProtein is leading the new industry of nutrient upcycling, creating natural, sustainable, protein & oil from organic waste
SOLHO B.V., Netherlands, www.solho.eu
SOLHO develops off-grid solar-based energy systems to power horticultural projects, boosting the transition towards sustainable food provision
Category 6: Special Prize: SDG-7, UN-target Sustainable Energy for All
Pollinate Energy India Pvt Ltd., India, www.pollinateenergy.org
Pollinate Energy brings life-changing products to people who need them most: the millions living in poverty in India’s urban slums.
Acacia Innovations Ltd., Kenya, www.acaciainnovations.com
We supply eco-friendly cooking fuel & cookstoves to Kenyan schools through a subscription model, which makes modern clean cooking affordable.
BioLite Inc.; USA, https://row.bioliteenergy.com/pages/mission
BioLite develops and distributes clean energy technologies for low-income, off-grid households in emerging markets.
Meet them in Berlin on April 16th! Tickets available here.
If you wish to connect with them during their visit to Berlin, please let us know as soon as possible.