#SET100 at WEC24 – Road to Abu Dhabi Interview: Biome Renewables

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As part of the SET Award 2019, the top 100-ranked start-ups who applied for the SET Award were rewarded the opportunity to participate and showcase as part of the Innovation Hub at the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC24) 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Sponsored by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, this incredible opportunity includes travel and accommodation expenses, and a showcase space for the SET100 at the congress.

In the lead up to WEC24, we asked the participating SET100 start-ups to answer a few questions to provide potential partners the opportunity to learn more about them and to also help other start-ups learn from their experiences. We thank them for their work toward the global energy transition and for sharing with us the following insights.


#SET100 Start-up: Biome Renewables (Canada)

Biome Renewables (Biome) is a Toronto-based industrial design firm that employs the power of nature to create a sustainable future in the renewable energy sector. Founded in 2015, we use the innovation methodology of biomimicry in the engineering and design space to make more efficient industrial renewable energy technologies.


Traveling, pitching, partaking in meetings, and networking requires considerable time and effort. Other than perhaps being given a blank check, what is the best case scenario or result you as a start-up hope to get out of participating in initiatives such as the SET platform and the Innovation Hub at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi?

We are a Canadian company with a wind power technology inspired by a falling maple seed. We’re excited to showcase our biological design and engineering abilities and represent Canadian innovation in clean tech in Abu Dhabi.

Given the stage of your start-up and your particular focus/sector/technology, what is one challenge that you have overcome or lesson that you have learned that may be valuable to other similar start-ups?

A unique story, backed by data, captures attention. We create biologically inspired engineering and design to capture wind executives attention and break into a sector dominated by incumbents.

What is one of the main obstacles or regulations that you have had to overcome prior to, or in preparation of market entry into your given business environment?

Securing permission from Canadian wind power regulators to install our game-changing pilot project turbine retrofit was a significant challenge and milestone!


Thanks for reading and thanks again to Biome Renewables. More information about them can be found here:

More about the SET100, including a full list of each SET100 start-up can be found here.

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