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February 17, 2016
SMEs & startups, accelerators, Annex
October 27, 2015
CONTENTS 1. Why OASC? Martin Brynskov, Aarhus University, Chair OASC 2. OASC mechanisms, Juanjo Hierro, Telefonica, Chief Architect of FIWARE, OASC task force. 3. City of Antwerp, Prof. Pieter Ballon, Director Living Labs, iMinds, OASC task force 4. City of Tampere, Seppo Haataja, Director InnovaPon programmes, OASC Director 5. Hostabee, Vincent DemorPer, Hostabee, FI-C3 A16 6. The Porto FIWARE Ecosystem, Rui Costa, Ubiwhere 7. Q&A
May 14, 2015
Infographic of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme’s results in May 2015. For more info, visit www.fiware.org
Find out the Market Potential of Subgrantees First Insights of the FI-IMPACT report about INCENSe Accelerattion program
INCENSe COMPANIES ARE GROWING
INCENSe, the FIWARE accelerator focused on energy and cleantech, selected 42 startups in its 2 open calls: 14 companies already completed their acceleration program and are achieving really interesting results, also taking part to important co-development projects.
In terms of funding raised, most of the 14 companies closed rounds in the months after the termination of the program.
The graph below shows the total amount raised by the companies during and after the INCENSe program:
Also in terms of number of employees, it is interesting to notice that most of the companies hired people after the INCENSe program, most of which with permanent contracts. The numbers related to the increase in the workers are shown in the graph below:
One of the most interesting result reached by the INCENSe companies is related to the collaboration in place with the industrial partners of the Consortium: indeed, in addition to the acceleration program, each startup was introduced to the managers of Enel and Endesa, the utilities part of the INCENSe Consortium, which evaluated real opportunities of collaboration and joint development. Today almost 1/3 of the INCENSe companies selected in the I round is collaborating with Enel and Endesa both in the development of new solutions based on the FIWARE technologies developed during INCENSe, and in the development of commercial relationships. This activities, which are on top of the acceleration program provided by INCENSe, are a clear demonstration of the technological capabilities and of the potential of the companies selected in the FIWARE accelerate project.
INternet Cleantech ENablers Spark project (INCENSe) aims to foster innovation and high tech employment in the European Energy Sector through the provision of funding and providing world-class acceleration services to support entrepreneurs in the creation of innovative market-oriented solutions able to make energy smarter, reliable and efficient. The acceleration services provided are:
- funding, up to 150.000 € per beneficiary
- coaching, 6 months personalized acceleration programme
- Access to Enel and Endesa facilities and customers for executing pilot tests to validate MVP.
- brokerage with investors & markets and
- facilitate a sustainable path for each beneficiary through the Extended Investments Phase, providing additional investment to the EU funding & commercial uptake.
490 SMEs and Start-ups applied using the FundingBox contest tool to create innovative internet based business ideas in the Cleantech sector using FIWARE technologies through two Open Calls with the aim of selecting 42 Start-ups.
Applications were evaluated by an External Expert Evaluation Panel applying transparent evaluation criteria:
- Business Potential: each project was evaluated on a business perspective, in order to understand which of them have more opportunities to create real value.
- Quality of the Management team: a great idea needs great people to become a success; this is why INCENSe has evaluated the quality of each team, in order to assess their ability to generate innovation and to react to changes.
- Strategic fit: INCENSe looks for Startups with a strong strategic fit with the Cleantech sector, developing services and applications with a societal and business value.
- Use of FIWARE Technologies: the link each proposed project has with the FIWARE already developed enablers was also evaluated. Start using FIWARE right now!
Final beneficiaries were selected during a Pitching & Awarding Event where all finalists participated.
Finally, 42 SMEs and Start-ups were granted with the acceleration services above mentioned.
INCENSe is one of the 16 Future Internet Accelerators from the FIWARE Programme, funded by the EC, which aims to support entrepreneurs to capture the opportunities coming from a new wave of digitalization and place Europe in the centre of the Internet Economy.
Led by leading companies in the energy sector: ENEL & ENDESA
Accelerated by best in class accelerator: ACCELERACE
Powered by the largest public funding platform for start-ups: FundingBox
FIWARE has launched a Q&A platform in order to provide answers to technical questions but also to any kind of questions around FIWARE (FIWARE Accelerator programme, the FIWARE mundus programme, the iHubs programme, etc ...). Visit ask.fiware.org
The platform is configured so that any user can contribute answering questions, so they can get involved in the support to other users. Regarding technical questions on the FIWARE platform, this may pay the way for some users who show a strong commitment answering questions formulated by other users, to qualify as FIWARE Chapter Active Contributors.
INCENSe is the only Accelerator focused on Cleantech from the European Commission FIWARE initiative.
There are more than 45 Generic Enablers, available at FIWARE Portal, http://catalogue.fi-ware.org/enablers, INCENSe project has identified the more suitable for energy sector and Cleantech in particular aiming at facilitating somehow FIWARE approach to applicants beginning in FIWARE Cleantech domain.
15 enablers have been identified according their interest and architectures:
- -Advanced web –based user Interface. 3D&AR capabilities for web-based IU
- -IoT/Service enablements, make connected things available,searchable, accesible and usable
- -Security. Make delivery and usage of services trustworthy by meeting security and privacy requirements
- -Cloud Hosting provides computation, storage and network resources to manage services.
- -Data/Context Management, eassing acces, gathering, processing, publication and analysis of context.
- -Applications/Services and Data Delivery, co-create, publsh, cross-sell and consume apps/services , addressing all business aspects.
Advanced Web-based User Interface
POI-DP is a generic enabler, which provides Interest via RESTful web service API.
IoT Services Enablement
The IoT Broker is a middleware component enabling applications to retrieve aggregated information from Internet-of-Things installations that consist of a multitude of devices and gateways.
Backend Device Management.
IoT Linked-Data Platform and NGSI-9 Server.
This GE is in charge of real-time data processing within the Gateway.
Security Monitoring Security monitoring is a suite of services for making support and technical forensics.
This Generic Enabler implementation can be used for the monitoring of virtual machines deployed in any Cloud system.
This Generic Enabler Implementation allows objects to be stored in appropriate containers in the cloud.
Monitoring and control of the BigData Analysis GE.
Complex Event Processing GE.
Orion Context Broker Orion Context Broker is an implementation of NGSI9 and NGIS10 with persistence storage based in MongoDB.
Applications/Services and Data Delivery
The Store GE offers support for selling services to both consumers and developers of Future Internet applications and services and for end-to-end managing of offerings and sales.
Offers a composition editor and execution engine that allows end users with little or no programming skills to create and run a composite web application front-end as a mashup built from widgets and operators relaying on backend data sources and services.
An instrument to facilitate commerce by bringing together vendors and buyers.
The Revenue Settlement and Sharing System GE distribute revenues among stakeholders.
Go to our FIWARE Q&A section if you have any question.
1st INCENSe Open Call winners.
Plactherm is an intelligent underfloor heating system remotely controllable, self-installable, removable, reinstallable, highly efficient, compatible with renewable energies and environment friendly. For new constructions and renovations.
Energy Sequence combines data science, software expertise, and building science to deliver energy intelligence about what’s going on behind the meter – without going behind the meter.
Nozomi is an innovative Industrial Cybersecurity and Monitoring solution bringing intelligent process analysis, visualization and event correlation to industrial plants.
ReMoni will monitor your technical installations – in an easy, cost-efficient and flexible way - to avoid loss of resources.
NINA, a clamp-on smart and real time gas meter. NINA can be used to reduce gas consumptions, to optimize gas purchase price and to define marketing strategies.
HEVO’s Wireless Power Network eliminates costly problems with plug-in charging while the HEVO Mobile App and Dashboard offer drivers and fleets remote access to charging, energy usage, and performance data.
The product transforms sensor data to business-ready data by providing energy utilities with the tools to auto-detect and analyse the consumption patterns and habits of their customers (end users).
The greenApes Employee Engagement Platform is an innovative digital solution leveraging on gamified and social dynamics to promote energy efficient behaviours in large corporations, supporting the implementation of CSR policies.
WEMETER is an all-in-one utility monitoring and management system. It allows to track and manage electricity, water and gas consumptions, anytime, anywhere.
n-Join’s technology transforms industrial IoT into manufacturing knowledge with a simple plug and play solution. Providing better yield and efficiency while reducing waste and the environmental signature.
Open-source platform that connects the electric grid to the Internet - enabling realtime analytics and control of energy flows in any electric network.
Charge Advisor is a fully integrated electro-mobility solution enabling Smart Grid Players and EV Drivers to access smart-services for Electric Vehicle Navigation, Charging Management and Charging Control.
Applied REsearch to Technologies
A human-device interface based on low visual and touch-free interaction with the devices.
2nd INCENSe Open Call winners.
AugWind’s compressed air underground tank provides high-tech solutions to this yet untapped sector. Highly efficient, intelligent and remote-controlled it provides significant cost savings via energy efficiency & storage.
Nnergix is a data analytics startup focused in the renewable energy industry providing forecasting solutions using big data and artificial intelligence techniques through a web-based platform
Evreka offers an enterprise approach to smart, connected waste management deployments. Evreka Smart Waste Collection System provides modern solution and green solution for traditional waste collection systems.
momit is a dynamic and innovative company based in Spain that develops smart products that provides connected homes, enabling the users make savings on energy and reduce the environmental impact.
Leapcraft is a new age global innovation provider working with user centered design, big data and technology exploration. We create new markets, transform products and infuse innovation culture.
Modio Computing is an IT firm specializing in large scale IoT messaging, analytics and cloud resource scheduling with focus on applications in the energy industry.
Modio Computing SP
Archon Technologies SRL is specialized in providing automated, intelligent operations with UAVs, with a specific focus on software development, A.I. applications and virtual reality. Archon combines UAVs technology to imaging and surveillance and provides an efficient, fully automatized service, capable of substituting human beings in repetitive or potentially dangerous operations
Archon Technologies SRL
Albufera Energy Storage is a private SME focused in the integration of energy efficient systems throughout its expertise in traditional technologies of energy storage, electrochemistry, energy business and R&D developments
Albufera Energy Storage S.L.
IHMAN is a company, whose mission is the development and operation of lighting remote control systems and other solutions SmartCity.
Smartive develops intelligent platforms to improve the operation efficiency of the energy market. Smartive is focused on the development of low cost diagnosis systems based on cloud computing, smart devices, and real time data processing.
The Noven Energy Hub is the decentral energy orchestrator for buildings. It upgrades buildings to allow for a more efficient use of locally produced energy while avoiding stress on the grid.
Using unique and pioneering technology, AerialPower is the first company in the world to employ drones in the cleaning of solar panels.
Aerial Power Limited
Innogie is a technology driven company specializing in solar energy and the integration of this into modern buildings via an aesthetically pleasing roofing solution providing heat and power.
TOI – Things On Internet - collaborates with companies to design smart IoT solutions. With the combination of unique software and embedded technologies, TOI provides interactivity and connectivity to the next generation of products.
Midori is an Italian cleantech startup that offers not-intrusive solutions to give people awareness on how they use energy in order to stimulate better behaviors and increase energy efficiency.
Resonance A.I. is a white label SDK to build in a simple and fast way products for the IOT industry. It has a modular structure, it detects automatically user contexts and integrates a suggestion engine too."
IONSEED is a high performance Internet Of Things infrastructure for distributed energy management and storage enabling disruptive new concepts that will dominate the energy market in the next decade.
Scuter is a pay-per-use e-scooter free-floating sharing service that will disrupt the urban commuting, offering a smart platform to enable smart city value added services.
Aeorum provides automated solutions with command centers and unmmanned vehicles for remote and intelligent management of infrastructures.
AEORUM ESPAÑA S.L.
BD4BS brings the Big Data and Analytical Capabilities of the Industrial IoT to the PhotoVoltaic Monitoring Industry maximizing the revenue from energy generation for Photovoltaic facilities through prediction and optimization of O& M.
EMTech brings electricity grids in the IoT era: state-of-the-art data fusion, prediction & automation.
Engineering firm that develops products and solutions for systems of supervision and control. Main Sectors: Renewables, Electricity Distribution, Electricity Markets, Industry, Education, Social Care, Aeronautics, Water.
Fourdeg makes best energy efficiency for buildings and district heating network.
LEAF has been created by the will of its founders to develop new technologies for intelligent energy management, with the aim of integrating the concepts of Smart Grid and Home Automation.
GreenLab Engineering is an innovative start-up focused on increasing the energy efficiency of low voltage grids, for the benefit of energy utilities and final users, thus promoting the sustainability.
Greenlab Engineering SRL
Tamuz Energy is developing a revolutionary low cost solar technology for generating high value heat for industrial processes, steam generation & HVAC applications, without the need for government incentives.
Tamuz Energy LTD
ecoglobe helps real-estate developers and municipalities integrate smart energy-water microgrids into their projects. Applying cutting-edge technology, we enable our clients to save money and upgrade their properties.