“It’s worth emphasising that the PowerUp! competition isn’t just for energy companies: it’s also opened to solutions focusing on mobility, clean air technology, heating, cleantech and smart technologies. What distinguishes us from other competitions is that, apart from financial prizes, participants can rely on our comprehensive support, mentoring and entrepreneurial know-how to help take their products and services to the next level” - adds Jakub Miler, CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Central Europe.
The second place in PowerUp! was awarded to Atlant 3D, which created a versatile 3D printer for micro and nanochip fabrication to rapidly accelerate prototyping for micro-and nanodevices at a fraction of the time and cost together with €10,000. Third place was taken by V-Chiller, a revolutionary cooling device that can chill canned beverages in just a single minute, using minimal energy with minimal environmental impact from Hungary receiving €5,000.
EIT InnoEnergy has so far supported 232 start-ups, 215 of which are already selling their technology, and have helped them raise €117m in external funding. Those start-ups have 42 patents filed, and their average time to market is just 16 months.