SET Finalists 2021
The SET Award Finalists 2021
Check out this year’s 15 finalists of the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award below! These finalists have been recognized for their innovative business ideas which will advance energy transition and climate protection.
Learn more about our past winners, finalists and SET100 start-ups in our database.
Category: Clean Energy Generation
ecoligo GmbH, Germany
Solar Utility; Crowdinvesting Platform
ecoligo is a solar utility that provides low-cost solar energy to local businesses in emerging markets. By financing the solar systems through a crowdinvesting platform, they close the finance gap that prevents these projects from being realised.
WinJi AG, Switzerland
AI Software Platform; Renewable Asset Mgmt
WinJi’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) based software platform analyses, reports, forecasts and calculates recommendations to improve production and overall performance of individual renewable assets and entire portfolios. The cloud based ‘True Power’ Platform solution is fully scalable and incorporates in-house patent-filed anomaly detection methods.
PowerUP Fuel Cells OÜ, Estonia
Hydrogen Fuel Cells; Electric Generators
PowerUP Fuel Cells OÜ, produces in-class hydrogen fuel cell based electric generators and proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Their generators have diverse use cases in industries such as marine, telecommunication, military, construction, hospitals, off-grid homes, and rescue forces. The UP® product range is sustainable since it emits zero-emission, compact and lightweight, operates silently and requires minimal maintenance.
Category: Demand-Side Innovation
Allume Energy, Australia
Shared Solar; Apartments; Multi-Unit Buildings
The SolShare shares the power generated from a single solar system to multiple apartments behind-the-meter, therefore requiring no change to standard metering infrastructure. This minimises the capital expenditure and regulatory overheads for both existing buildings and greenfield developments.
Ekkono Solutions AB, Sweden
Edge Machine Learning Software; IoT
Ekkono is a software company that does Edge Machine Learning. This means that we enable and expedite the development of smart, self-learning and predictive features onboard machines, vehicles and other connected things (IoT). By enabling individual learning per device, product OEMs can automate their domain expertise to help operate every unit in an optimal way, which reduces wear, extends product life, and ensures energy-efficient use based on super-local conditions like climate, load, purpose and preferences.
Smart HVAC Systems; Air Delivery Platform
The FLAIR Smart Air Delivery platform ensures that heating and cooling is being delivered to rooms with people in them, eliminates balance problems that contribute to inefficient energy consumption, and helps occupants stay comfortable in the process. Their Puck and Puck Pro instantly makes the world’s most common HVAC system smart.
Category: Energy Distribution & Storage
Battery Fleet Mgmt Software; Virtual Power Plants
Evergen has developed a software optimising energy storage systems and orchestrating large fleets of batteries to enable Virtual Power Plants. There is no hardware involved, all their connections to load, generation, and storage are made through cloud-cloud APIs, making their technology highly scalable.
ACCURE GmbH, Germany
Battery Optimization; Cloud Computing
ACCURE makes batteries safe, reliable, and sustainable using cloud computing. Building on a highly scalable web platform, battery manufacturers and operators can manage and optimize their battery systems without the need for additional hardware. ACCURE’s cutting-edge battery diagnostics use readily available BMS measurements to uncover insight previously hidden in the data.
Dynamic Line Rating; Grid Line Mgmt
Ampacimon’s Dynamic Line Rating system is designed for use by transmission and distribution system operators. Software calculates the real-time and forecast line ratings, and interfaces with the grid control center’s SCADA and Energy Management System. Line rating accuracy can be enhanced by installing sensors on the overhead lines or underground cables. The sensors measure key parameters influencing the maximum thermal capacity of a line.
Category: Smart Mobility and Transportation
kraftwerk TUBES GmbH, Germany
Fuel Cell Stacks; Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
kraftwerk directly supplies fuel cells/stacks/boxes for the powertrain of a wide range of applications. This technology can be used in the automotive industry, in aviation or in new fields like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and surveillance or the Internet of Things (IoT). The advanced solid oxide fuel cells (aSOFCs) are produced in Dresden/Germany and can convert the chemical energy of hydrogen or all common e-fuels directly into electrical energy.
ChargeX GmbH, Germany
Affordable Large-Scale Charging; Modular Solutions
ChargeX develops modular charging solutions for electric cars. Their charging system Aqueduct is specifically designed for underground parking garages and employee parking lots. It enables infrastructure providers to set-up and later scale-up large-scale charging infrastructure affordably and with little installation effort.
DUCKT OU, Estonia
DUCKT develops and produces internationally patented infrastructure solutions for micromobility. A single & unified solution to dock, lock and charge any micromobility vehicle that is either shared, public or private in one spot.
Category: Quality Access & SDG7
Nithio Holdings, Inc., USA,
Credit Risk Evaluation; Finance for Energy Access
Nithio offers DRE companies, asset managers, investors, grant/concessional capital providers, and others a fully integrated, data-driven platform that will help standardize the sector, reduce barriers to collaboration, and enable the sector to scale. Their approach to understanding and evaluating credit risk provides a means for each of these stakeholder groups to work towards their goal of ensuring universal energy access throughout Africa by 2030.
S4S Technologies Ltd, India
Solar Conduction Dryer; Agro-Produce
S4S Solar Conduction Dryer (SCD) is an electricity-free solar-powered food dehydrator that reduces moisture content in agro-produce so that farmers and rural residents can preserve their products for up to 1 year without using any chemicals.
Boreal Light GmbH, Germany
Solar Desalination System; Off-Grid Clean Water Access
The company designs and manufactures affordable solar water desalination systems for off-grid communities around the globe. Systems manufactured by Boreal Light are capable of delivering high quality hygiene drinking, irrigation, fish farm and sanitation water from any kind of high saline and polluted water resources.