Danubia NanoTech from Slovakia was named the overall winner of the fifth edition of InnoEnergy’s PowerUp! Competition which saw participation from over 300 start-ups from 24 countries across Central-Eastern Europe. CEEP has been a proud partner of this 2019 edition.
The winner has received a cheque for 50 000€, as well as the opportunity to join the prestigious Highway® by InnoEnergy business accelerator. Danubia NanoTech developed a solution for real temperature monitoring in a form of a graphene temperature sensor, available as an extremely thin film, applied on any non-metallic substrate. Technology is valuable for EV batteries and for grid battery storage, extending the batteries' life-time.
Second place – and a 10 000€ prize – was awarded to Atlant 3D from Latvia which has created the world's most accurate and versatile 3D printer for micro and nanochip fabrication. Third place – and a 5 000€ prize - was taken by V-Chiller from Hungary, the author of a revolutionary cooling device that can chill canned beverages in just a single minute, using minimal energy and with minimal environmental impact.
This edition’s Grand Final was held in Krakow at Impact’19, one of the most high-profile economic events in the CEE region. The panel of judges and wider audience consisted of investors, industry representatives, clean energy experts and international media. 14 start-ups took part in the competition, having won their respective Country Finals to gain entry to the Grand Final. Participants came from Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Turkey and Greece.
PowerUp! is a competition for energy, cleantech, mobility, cybersecurity and smart city start-ups with financial awards up to 50 000€ and an opportunity of 150 000€ investment!
Source text and photo: https://powerup.innoenergy.com/en/