This year we aim to take deep dives into everything from Health to Fashion, Food to Fintech or Energy to Edtech.

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Industry & Energy

Industrial Revolution 4.0: Powering the Abundance Economy

Electric cars, IoT, AI are moving us towards an unlimited connected world but what is the fuel that will power it? Innovations in renewable energy are increasing dramatically to the point where the ideal of abundant energy is everyday closer to being within reach. With ubiquitous energy comes the abundance economy; what will a world of full automation look like? What is the impact of smart machines and AI on industry? Will we see an outcome economy bringing pay as you go models to industry? What role will robotics play in the automation of industry and what leap in efficiencies can we expect? The Industry & NRG track is powered by Endesa, Global Partner of South Summit for 5 years running.


Big data, artificial intelligence, industry IoT and robotics are changing the way we build and produce. What does the connected factory look like? Are we experiencing the same or greater productivity growth as we did in the first industrial revolution? Can this new technological revolution in industry help us produce better products? Cleaner products? More ethical products? Instead of just cheaper products? Mass production V´s scattered production? Will location or labour costs even matter?

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Content partner KIC_InnoEnergy

Track Program

October 5, 2016
08:15am - 09:00am Starting the day right Mindfullness Session directed by Mario Alonso Puig Playground
10:00am - 10:15am Investment trends in Cleantech. What is hot in the European start-up landscape Josep Miquel Torregrosa , Business Creation Officer, KIC InnoEnergy Playground
10:15am - 10:45am Robotics & AI in Industry Moderated by Guillaume Leorat, Analytics Senior Manager at Accenture José Luis Cordeiro , Energy Advisor, Singularity University Raúl Aragonés , AEinnova Alberto López-Oleaga , Innovation and Processes Director, Ferrovial Paolo Tonon , Vice President, Head of Maersk Maritime Technology, Maersk Group Playground
10:45am - 11:15am Industry & NRG Startup Competition Finalists Playground
11:15am - 12:00pm The future of the urban mobility Carles Lloret , General Manager Southern Europe, Uber Playground
12:00pm - 12:30pm Smart Cities & Smart Citizens Moderated by Maria Sansigre, Investment Director at Demeter Partners Lluc Martí , Exploded View Miguel Sánchez , CEO, Green Momit Diego Torrico González , Public Sector and Smart Services Director, Vodafone Carlos Gros Isla , International Business Manager of Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales, Sacyr Alfredo Redondo , CEO, Altitude Software Francisco Huidobro , Regional Sales Director, Orange Carmen del Campo Elvira , Market Intelligence Manager - Centre of Excellence for Cities, Ferrovial Playground
12:30pm - 12:55pm Industry & NRG Startup Competition Finalists Playground
12:55pm - 01:10pm Harvesting energy from our oceans Patrik Möller , CEO , CorPower Ocean Playground
01:10pm - 01:40pm Successfully Innovating in CleanTech Moderated by Carlos García Suarez, Solar & Biomass, Typsa Patrik Möller , CEO , CorPower Ocean Olivier Jacques , APsystems Solar John Chamberlain , Technological Project Manager , Gas Natural Fenosa Playground
01:40pm - 02:10pm Investing in Industry 4.0: Emerging trends and tecnologies Moderated by Vitaly Golomb, HP Tech Ventures Benjamin Wainstain , Partner Innovation - Member of the Management Board , Demeter Partners Xoán Martínez , Chief Executive Officer, Kaleido Logistics Agustín Delgado , Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Iberdrola Peter Sweatman , Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners, Climate Strategy & Partners Pere Vila , Director of Technological Planning and Innovation, RTVE Playground
02:10pm - 02:20pm Industry & NRG Startup Competition Winner Announcement Presented by Mónica Espinosa , Head of Innovation and Business Development, Endesa Playground
02:20pm - 03:30pm Lunch Playground
03:30pm - 03:50pm Driving Strategic Innovation: the key role of workaholic, customer focused entrepreneurs Ken Morse , Chairman & CEO, Entrepreneurship Ventures The Arena Stage
03:50pm - 04:10pm The Birth of the Abundance Economy José Luis Cordeiro , Energy Advisor, Singularity University The Arena Stage
04:10pm - 04:40pm Industrial Revolution 4.0: Opportunities & Threats in Technology Moderated by Mónica Espinosa, Endesa José Luis Cordeiro , Energy Advisor, Singularity University Eric Giler , Speedy Packets María Sansigre , Demeter Partners James Wise , Partner, Balderton Teodoro García Egea The Arena Stage
04:55pm - 05:20pm Los Galacticos: Cybersecurity, Silicon Valley, & IPOs Moderated by Yann Kandelman, Orange Julio Casal , CEO, Alien Vault Alberto Yépez , Co-Founder, Trident Capital Cybersecurity The Arena Stage
October 6, 2016
11:00am - 11:40am Pure industrial disruption Introduction and moderated by Federico Flórez, Ferrovial Sergio Álvarez , Chief Product Officer, CartoDB Vincent Champain , General Manager - GE Digital EU Foundry, General Electric Alejandro Romero , Founder & CEO, Alto Data Analytics Ricardo Martínez Rico , Equipo Económico The Arena Stage
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Industry & Energy Speakers

María Sansigre
María Sansigre Demeter Partners

Maria Sansigre is an industrial engineer with experience in technology including wind onshore, district heating and cooling networks, biomass , energy efficiency, data center projects and a particular expertise in Green IT. She is specialized in energy technologies from Escuela Politécnica Superior Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and holds a specialization in venture capital from IEB (Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles). Maria possesses both engineering and investment talents. Currently, she is Investment Director at Demeter Partners. Her investment experience also includes assessing start-ups and companies across Europe and Israel for public subsidies and have held a position as an external investment expert on the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 R&D program. Before joining Demeter Partners, Maria has worked 11 years as engineer and consultant in the energy and IT sectors, in companies and technology centers such as Iberdrola, IBM and IREC (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research), among others. Since 2010

Federico Flórez
Federico Flórez Ferrovial

Federico is the Chief Information and Innovation Officer, CIIO, and Global Purchasing chairman. Member of the Executive Committee of Ferrovial. Naval Engineer and MBA and Computer Science. Executive Education in MIT, Harvard and Cranfield and PAD IESE, INSEAD Advanced Management Program. Former Chairman Advisory Board Ametic, member of the CIO advisory board in Oracle and IDC, President of the Advisory Board CIONET, Member of the MIT energy group. He has worked at such companies as IBM, CIO in Alcatel, CIO Telefónica Data, and CIO of Banco de España, Member of the ITC European Central Bank, General Secretary of XBRL Spain and member of the Worldwide Committee. Author of several articles, and whitepapers, Interviews in TV, magazines and daily newspapers, and Conferences in Europe, America, and Asia in several Business Schools. Recognitions, 50 Hispanic most IT influential in the world 2015HITEC Best European CIO 2014. CIONET CIO best career 2012. Spain CIO global of the year 2011. Spain

Ken Morse
Ken Morse Entrepreneurship Ventures

Ken is Chairman & CEO of Entrepreneurship Ventures Inc. which convenes an experienced team of practitioners and serial entrepreneurs to deliver Entrepreneurial Skills Development workshops and programs in Colombia, Canada, Europe, in Turkey, the Middle East and New Zealand. In the US, Ken serves on the Board of Advisors of MassChallenge and Concentric Power Inc., and advises several MIT spin-offs including Cambrian Innovation Inc., Connectloud Inc., Cogito Corporation, FloDesign Inc., HubSpot Internet Marketing and Terrafugia.Elsewhere, Ken serves on the Board of Advisors of several ambitious global startups, including Denkwerk GmbH (Germany); Zylinc Ltd (Denmark); Izon Science Ltd (New Zealand), among others. Ken was a Co-Founder of six high-tech companies, together with MIT friends and classmates. Five of these ventures had successful IPOs or mergers; one was a disaster.hey included 3Com Corporation, Aspen Technology, Inc., a China Trade Company, a biotech venture and an expert systems company.

Miguel Sánchez
Miguel Sánchez Green Momit

Miguel Sanchez is CEO of Green Momit, developing and manufacturing products that focus on energy efficiency R&D Spanish, international strategy planning .had his beginnings as Head of the Professional Division in K-Tuin, the main APR in Spain. After 5 years in the company, he went to work in Techex where he was Business Development Manager in the Engineering Division. Following the line in technology and telecommunications, he was Head of Business Development and International Project Manager at Siemens, a multinational where he fulfilled several positions while being there for 8 years. He became Senior Account Manager, position he was in for three years before embarking on his adventure with momit.

Peter Sweatman
Peter Sweatman Climate Strategy & Partners

Peter Sweatman is the Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners a strategic consultant in Clean Energy, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Strategies, counting among its clients some of Iberia’s largest firms and among its partners Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Trucost. Peter is also Chairman of Energy Efficiency Capital Advisors ( an expert solution provider to firms looking to save energy. For 5 years directly prior to this, Peter was Managing Director responsible for Iberia and Latin America for Bunge-Climate Change Capital that was one of the world’s leading specialist fund manager and advisors in the low carbon economy.

Sandra Rey
Sandra Rey Glowee

Sandra Rey is the Founder and CEO of Glowee, whose mission is to create a source of living light that works without using electrical energy and emits little light pollution and CO2. A light that comes straight from nature, at the crossroads between biomimetic and synthetic biology, ready to revolutionize the way we produce and consume. Prior to founding Glowee, Sandra worked as a designer at FING, Peclers Paris and Senrorit. She holds a degree of Product Design from the UAM, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de Mexico.

Benjamin Wainstain
Benjamin Wainstain Demeter Partners

Benjamin has been an early-stage Venture Capitalist in the fields of new energies and environment for almost 10 years. He currently sits on the board of 10 start-up companies in various sectors such as Ideol (floating wind platforms), I-TEN (all-state-solide micro-batteries), Zenpark (shared parking app), Avenisense (industrial sensors) or Stimergy (GreenIT). Benjamin has been working at Demeter Partners since early 2012 where is now leads the Innovation team covering France and Spain. Prior to joining Demeter, Benjamin was responsible for Energy & Environment investments at CEA Investissement after having started his VC’s career as an investment manager at Innoven Partenaires. Benjamin graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (France), Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts (environmental engineering school) and earned a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Bio-computing, Structural and Genomic Biology followed by several scientific research projects.

Patrik Möller
Patrik Möller CorPower Ocean

Patrik is the CEO of CorPower Ocean, a Swedish wave energy developer bringing a threefold improvement on the efficiency of harvesting wave energy. Patrik is a passionate entrepreneur with experience of building VC-funded technology start-ups from first idea to multi-national operations. He has led product development teams to deliver complex machinery outperforming prior state-of-the art solutions, and to get them piloted by key customers. Patrik has an MSc in chemical engineering from Lund Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley, California.

Diego Pavia
Diego Pavia KIC InnoEnergy

Diego Pavía graduated as electrical engineer, specialising in electronics and automation from the Polytechnical University of Madrid. His first professional experience, in 1988, was as co-founder and CEO of a start-up, Knowledge Engineering, dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later he joined Sema Group, and started a long career with private companies. In SchlumbergerSema, Diego headed multicultural working groups all over the world in the field of energy, with revenues of 650M$. Between 2002 and 2010, Diego was the CEO of Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider, where he was responsible for Spain and South America, about 9.000 employees, and an annual turnover of EUR 450 million. Since 2010, Diego has been CEO of KIC InnoEnergy. Diego, as a serial entrepreneur, has created 7 companies in his lifetime.

Carlos García Suárez
Carlos García Suárez TYPSA

Carlos works as an executive in the renewable energy sector. He has an international focus and manages projects and activities in Europe, the US, Latin, Northern Africa and the Middle East. He has got 30 years in consulting and engineering, mostly dealing with renewable energy environmental issues. He is the Director of Solar and Biomass Business at TYPSA, a set of independent firms in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and the environment.

José Luis Cordeiro
José Luis Cordeiro Singularity University

José is Energy Advisor at Singularity University (SU) in NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley, California, USA and also chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE – JETRO) in Tokyo, Japan, and Founding Faculty. He is a lifetime member of the Sigma Xi (ΣΞ, Scientific Research) and Tau Beta Pi (ТΒΠ, Engineering) Honor Societies in North America, is also a honorary member of the Venezuelan Engineers College (CIV), and his name has been included in the Marquis Edition of Who’s Who in the World. For several years, he served as an advisor for many of the major oil companies in the world, including Agip, BP, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, PDVSA, Pemex,Petrobras, Repsol, Shell and Total. Later, in Paris, he initiated his relation with the international consulting company Booz-Allen & Hamilton, where he specialized in the areas of strategy, finance and restructuring.

Eric Giler
Eric Giler Speedy Packets

Eric Giler is currently Chairman and CEO of Speedy Packets in Cambridge, Massachuetts. Speedy Packets dramatically improves the efficiency and performance of TCP, the primary protocol for moving content around the Internet – while maintaining end-to-end reliability and fair access. He was previously CEO of WiTricity Corporation which was founded in 2007 to commercialize a new technology for wireless electricity invented and patented two years earlier by a team of physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groove Mobile. Eric was the founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brooktrout Inc., a provider of telecom software and hardware platforms, from 1984 until its acquisition by EAS Group, Inc. in October 2005.He is the author of over 20 patents. Eric holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School

Olivier Jacques
Olivier Jacques APsystems Solar

Olivier Jacques is the Managing Director EMEA and Senior Vice President at APsystems Solar. He brings more than twenty years of experience in construction, industrial and high-tech industries. Prior to joining APsystems Solar, he served as Managing Director EMEA for Enphase Energy and developed the microinverter market in Europe from scratch, achieving leading share positions in key European solar regions. He previously served in Executive position for international companies including Norgren (IMI group), Danfoss, Schlumber, Watts Industries and Samsung. Olivier earned his HVAC-R engineering degree and holds three Master Certificates and a DMSE (MBA equivalent) from ESCP Europe, one of the World's top business schools. He is also certified IMX (HR profiling and analysis).

Raúl Aragonés
Raúl Aragonés AEinnova

Raúl Aragonés is the CEO of AEinnova, a company incorporated in late 2014 aimed at research, innovation and development of new alternative energy related to products. Raúl is a Doctor of Computer Science and Professor of Microelectronics and Electronic Systems. He has participated in several national projects, published more than twenty papers in scientific journals and conferences. Raúl is also an expert in interfaces with wireless sensor networks, processing and transformation of energy and the design of integrated circuits (ASICs).

Lluc Martí
Lluc Martí Exploded View

Lluc Martí is the Founder and CEO of Exploded View, a young tech startup and a South Summit 2015 Startup Competition winner (Industrial Revolution 2.0) thanks to their project Plactherm, a highly efficient & intelligent underfloor heating system. Lluc is a multifaceted engineer with two MSC (Project Management and Motorsport) and created a previous startup and was COO in another one.

Juan Garrigosa
Juan Garrigosa Endesa

Juan is head of Innnovation for Endesa, the largest electric utility company in Spain. He is a highly motivated person with 19+ year track record of accomplishments and exceeding challenging goals in technology and innovation at top international firms, as well as in building and managing top-performing teams in the technology sector. Demonstrated leadership experience across energy, technology, business development, project management and engineering disciplines in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments. Entrepreneurial, business development and go-and-get approach, creative, innovative thinker, with the ability to turn ideas into action and results, with executive presence and business acumen.

Mónica Espinosa
Mónica Espinosa Endesa

Mónica Espinosa is the Head of Innovation and Business Development of Endesa Energia. Endesa is the leading company in the Spanish electricity sector and the second operator in the Portuguese electricity market. Endesa looks to the future, seeking intelligent solutions, to develop realistic proposals that address present and future energy challenges.Endesa provides services to 11,2 million customers and that directly employs more than 10,000 people. Prior to her actual position in Endesa, she worked as Strategy and Commercial Development Director during 14 years, from 2001 to 2015. Prior to this, Mónica worked as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company during 7 years.

Frederico Flores
Frederico Flores Ferrovial

Industry & Energy Selected Startups

GNANOMAT, S:L: Nanotechnology Founded in 2014 | 2-5 employees

The graphene is the so-called material of the future due to its extraordinary physical properties. However, graphene is still in the laboratories and some technical barriers need to be cleared to let this material get into the market through the applications where will provoke a remarkable revolution. Gnanomat is a start-up company in the area of nanotechnology that has solved some of the most challenging technical barriers mentioned: we optimized a procedure to scale-up of not just graphene, but most interestingly graphene derivatives products of high impact. So far we have a strong proof of concept of our procedure and we are testing our products in different applications as supercaps, 3D printing matrixes, etc. Our technology is covered by international patents and we are looking forward to speed up the project to demonstrate its value in different applications and produce and commercialize our prototypes along the following 2-3 years. read more

ALBUFERA ENERGY STORAGE Energy Founded in 2013 | 5-10 employees

A Spanish company, based in the energy storage sector takes, as its starting point, the future development of Smart Grids and Europe's energy needs. Albufera has developed a proprietary innovative method based on a new electrochemical system, a battery composed of the pair Aluminum-air presented to the market in two different formats: button and cylindrical cells with a potential of 1.5V, which adventage are summarised in 3 main characteristics: • A high specific energy: in the vicinity of 1,000 Wh/kg resulting in a range of the top-fed 3 times a system current Lithium-based technologies devices. • A fair price to reduce energy costs associated with feeding devices: the environment 200 €/kWh, which represents more than twice less than current systems based on Lithium batteries. • A sustainable device: both in relation to the environment and humans to abundant materials and components used in nature and completely recyclable, as well as safe in contact with people. read more

Renewable Energy and Processes S.L Energy Founded in 2015 | 2-5 employees

Renewable Energy and Processes S.L. (REP-Energy Solutions) is a company created as “spin off” from a research group of the faculty of Chemistry at Universidad Complutense of Madrid. We have been awarded by Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund twice, as “innovation idea” and “business project”. Nowadays, we are being supported by Repsol to develop new molten as storage medium for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in order to get these technologies more efficient, profitable and increase their participation in the energetic-mix market. The principal CSP technologies are not profitable due to the low performance of the commercial molten salts which have a narrow working temperatures range and their high corrosivity. All these circumstances lead to a high cost techology to generate electricity. REP-Energy Solutions provide new fluids that allow increasing the working temperature range, and that are less corrosive, thus halving the costs of generating electricity. read more

Hutoma Al & Robotics Founded in 2016 | 2-5 employees

Hutoma helps companies reduce staffing costs by deploying artificially intelligent programs that act and behave like their human counterparts but are significantly cheaper and infinitely scalable. Hutoma utilizes a proprietary deep learning technology to autonomously ingest company information (product info, support chat logs, etc.) and create a custom made conversational AI that can have meaningful conversations with end user via text messaging or voice. read more

Exipple Studio S.L. Al & Robotics Founded in 2012 | 10-20 employees

With gestoos we can solve more than one problem: Privacy On the one hand there is a growing awareness of data privacy and personal privacy in general. On the other hand technology use is contributing to breaching the sense of our private spaces. We believe that gestoos as a technology addresses this issue, because it leverages the advantages of using anonymised vector data that does not abuse peoples privacy. Cost We have the cheapest most robust touch technology in the market. We discovered that our platform can turn any surface into a touchscreen. We turned a 7meter video wall into an interactive, multitouch, multiuser and multi-display installation with just 600 Euros of additional hardware. Information With gestoos we can detect patterns, so we can accurately determine when someone is smiling, is sad or falls by accident. This is powerful information, it gives way to truly understand peoples behaviours and provide aid when its necessary and useful. read more

Cronology Advanced Materials Founded in 2014 | 5-10 employees

CRONOLOGY is a bussiness dedicated to the fabrication of ecological paper called PAPET for writing and printing, As we could previously see our innovation is due to the no use of trees no use of water and no use of chemical products, this makes our product cheaper in the market and our process are a lot easier. Our product can be biodegradable from 3 to 6 months, is nothing, compared with the more than 500 year that it takes a bottle to degrade. It is a lot more resistant than usual paper, and it can be used for packing for eating products. PAPET will try hard to revolutionize the paper industry and at the same time to create a conscience in the new generation. read more

Atooma IoT/IoE & Sensors Founded in 2013 | 5-10 employees

Atooma is an award winning startup based in Italy and in U.S which developed a cutting edge SaaS Platform: Resonance AI. Resonance AI leverages the IoE and Big Data capabilities in order to enable companies to develop connected products really shaped around the final user. Resonance analyzes and learns user habits from connected devices and services. These routines are then used to trigger prompt personalized actions that anticipate user needs in order to enhance personal productivity, savings, and safety. Devices will finally interact independently with user life and simplify it, whereas companies will suddenly enter the IoT space with a must-have and a not for-techies-only product, which finally sells. read more

SunUtions Energy Founded in 2014 | 2-5 employees

SunUtions is a startup that works on the production and development of solar systems for capturing the power of the Sun and transmitting it into usable energy by optimizing the costs and power consumption of the facilities. Our efforts are geared towards solving the Energy crisis, as Energy bills are becoming very expensive, the traditional power sources are becoming very unreliable, limited and not supplied to remote and poor areas. Our main product is the Daylight Collector, it is a lighting system which features an idea inspired from the Sun Flower where a fundamental system uses a rooftop mirror, tracking the sun all over the day to gather sunlight, and an optical fiber network distributed within the building to carry the light indoors. read more

Avionics Control Systems B.V. Al & Robotics Founded in 2012 | 5-10 employees

ECOntroller is the perfect weapon of the Smart and Green Cities. It is a customizable system to detect the presence and level of different gases, temperature, pressure and humidity in the air. Each unit can work independently or as part of a smart network with other ECOntrollers, providing a better and more accurate picture of the monitored area.The system will help municipalities and private companies to constantly know the concentration of the different gases in the air to carry out fast reactions.Thanks to its work and interaction it endows the cities of an intelligent, living soul with which to interact and reduce levels of pollution. Health and quality of people´s life will be significantly improved, as well as the environment and city's reputation.Users will be able to visualize high accuracy data, in real time, provided by the different ECOntrollers networks thanks to an attractive interface where they can find all the different data in distinct kind of graphics or in a map. read more

Carriots IoT/IoE & Sensors Founded in 2011 | 20-30 employees

Carriots is a leading global online platform for the development of IOT/M2M applications. Developing IOT/M2M applications is slow and expensive. Carriots allows companies as well as system integrators to save up to 90% of the required time and money, providing unlimited scalability, the ability to serve many clients simultaneously, integrating IOT with other systems and integrating connectivity management with the application. read more

Applied Nanoparticles S.L Nanotechnology Founded in 2013 | 2-5 employees

APPLIED NANOPARTICLES S.L. (AppNps) is a spin-off of the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN2), the University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB) and the Institut Català de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA). Among is co-founders are scientist from these institutions, international experts on RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation), and experts in e-communication (see for example the tweeter account “biogasplu”) and experts in business development and technology transfer as Nanonica (CH). AppNps has the office address in Barcelona and the laboratory in the campus of the UAB. The main current objective of AppNps is the commercial exploitation of the patent application "biogas production", in the U.S. and Europe, consisting of the use of iron oxide nanoparticles(NP) as additives to optimise the production of biogas. AppNps also develops projects on the production, characterisation and commercialization of model NP, as well as consulting work related to other possible industrial uses. read more

BMG Intepco Limited Chemicals Founded in 2015 | 2-5 employees

BMG Intepco is looking to commercialise an innovative solution for industrial waste water treatment and emergency oil spill response - biomicrogels. Biomicrogels are nano-scale particles that have unique properties of covering oil with elastic and firm membrane as well as precipitating metals through ion exchange. These contaminant temporarily obtain gel structure and can easily be removed or skimmed from water. Biomicrogels are derived from pectin and cellulose and as such they are completely biodegradable. Besides, they are very efficient (have fast reaction time and can achieve very low concentrations of contaminants); economical (can clean oil in one go; no need for flocculants; both collected oil and reagent can be re-used), enhance H&S (encapsulated oil does not catch fire). The project received a Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission, is a Finalist at MassChallenge UK 2016 Accelerator and was noted at Falling Walls 2014, CleanTech Open 2014 and SLUSH 2015. read more

Xerolutions S.L. Advanced Materials Founded in 2011 | 2-5 employees

There are several innovative technologies that can increase the efficiency of the vehicles and reduce transport emissions such as regenerative braking systems, start-stop systems, KERS, and ERS. However, all these systems require fast electric energy storage. Existing technologies for energy storage cannot meet the needs of the transport sector. The conventional technology uses batteries, but these are slow to charge and discharge energy, large and heavy. Ultracapacitors have been put forward as the solution, as they can charge and discharge quickly, however they are currently prohibitively expensive to allow them to be universally taken up across the wider transport sector. We at Xerolutions have developed a new material, which reduces the cost of energy stored in ultracapacitors by over 20%. Compared with the conventional material, Xerolutions' material increases Power density, Energy density, Cyclability and reduces volume per unit of energy stored. read more

Bioo Clean Tech Founded in 2015 | 2-5 employees

Arkyne Technologies is a pioneering biotechnology company that develops and commercialises unique panels that generate electricity from plant’s photosynthesis in a competitive and sustainable way. Thus, our goal is to provide the greenest and most competitive energy production system to every business in the most convenient and efficient way. Our technology will empower humanity, for the first time, to generate renewable energy from a controllable and well known source: plants. Furthermore, our panels would provide competitive energy while having a tremendous impact on this key three areas: 1). Drastic reduction of CO2 emissions 2). Landscape and biodiversity protection 3). Making electricity affordable and accessible to the more than 1.2 billion people living in energy poverty. read more

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