BNEF Pioneers 2022

Applications for Pioneers 2022 are closed.


What is BNEF Pioneers?

For more than a decade, the BNEF Pioneers program has identified a group of game-changing technologies or innovations annually – each with the potential to accelerate global decarbonization and halt climate change. Pioneers can be innovators serving the energy, transport, materials, manufacturing, consumer and agriculture sectors, or providers of solutions and technologies that help increase understanding of the climate, scale up carbon capture, utilisation and storage, and promote climate adaption.

Applicants are shortlisted by the BNEF Pioneers team and finalists judged by a panel of BNEF experts. Winners must prove they offer a novel, substantial, scalable and competitive solution.

2022 Pioneers

Every year, the Pioneers program identifies the most impactful and original technology innovations for advancing the low-carbon economy. In 2022, the program has chosen three global net-zero challenges to focus on and will award the Pioneers prize to innovators with scalable, impactful and equitable solutions to these challenges.

BNEF will also select one or more wildcard winners, unrelated to the chosen challenges. These wildcard applicants can address any issue that help the world decarbonize and we encourage submissions for all climate-tech solutions that lie outside of the three challenges outlined below.

Applications for the competition are now closed. The winners will be announced in early April 2022. Contact us at for any questions. For a full list of past winners, view the catalogue below.

2022 challenges

While we welcome applications that demonstrate climate-tech innovations of all types, we have chosen three specific challenges to focus on in 2022.

Challenge 1: Providing round-the-clock zero-emissions power

Solar, wind and existing storage technologies can provide around three-quarters of our electricity needs in future, but to reach net zero requires other technologies to close the remaining gap. Eliminating the use of unabated fossil fuels, affordably, could require innovation in new and/or improved forms of net-zero baseload generation; technologies that can store renewable electricity for long periods of time; or technologies that can provide inertia, other forms of frequency and voltage regulation, and bolster system strength.

Challenge 2: Scaling long-term carbon removal technologies

Meeting net-zero targets will first and foremost require rapid, deep emissions reductions, but it is becoming clear that carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere will also be needed to avoid warming above 1.5 degrees. Calculations of how much removal is required vary dramatically, but BNEF’s Gray Climate Scenario requires 21.5 billion tons of carbon removal between 2023 and 2050, and Mark Carney has called for a $100 billion per year voluntary offset market. Current carbon removal projects rely on planting and protecting forests, but this can be hard to certify and is often only temporary removal. New innovations could include ways to improve existing nature-based carbon removals or finding ways to scale regenerative farming and ocean fertilization. Innovations for new technologies that offer measurable, scalable and long-term removal – such as direct air capture – must also be explored.

Challenge 3: Decarbonizing aviation

Commercial aviation accounts for 2% of annual global CO2 emissions and airplane contrails contribute towards global warming. As air travel becomes more affordable for an increasing share of the world’s population demand for air miles is set to triple between 2019 and 2050. While there is some promise in electrifying short-haul flights, and some use cases of biofuels and hydrogen, none of these have scaled. New innovations could include advances in these technologies, as well as new engine and component design, flight efficiency and traffic control improvements.


Applicants can be any one of the below:

Early-stage companies: Climate-tech companies that can be for-profit or non-profit, private, public or subsidiaries.

Pilot projects and joint ventures: Any innovative pilot projects or joint ventures working on net-zero challenges.

NGOs, laboratories and innovation communities: NGOs, university or state-sponsored labs, and any other innovation groups creating net-zero products or technologies with commercial implications.

What we’re looking for

Applicants are judged on three fundamental criteria:

Potential impact

What is the scale of the opportunity being addressed? To what extent can this solution address the net-zero challenge? Can you quantify the greenhouse gas emissions your technology could eliminate? Is your business local or can it be rolled out in multiple geographical markets? Will it spawn an entire ecosystem of new supporting businesses? Might there be negative unforeseen impacts of the technology when it scales?


How original is your technology or business model? Is it a ground-breaking modification of what others are doing, or is it something completely new? Is it patented or otherwise proven? Are there barriers to its adoption or success and can these be overcome? What complementary policies or business structures already exist?

Likelihood of adoption

Over what timeframe could your innovation scale? What partnerships, clients and investors do you have? How do you plan to take your product to market? What is your level of cost competitiveness? What would the carbon price have to be? Can your business model or technology attract the necessary amount of investment?

Being a Pioneer

Winning Pioneers benefit from a number opportunities:

  • Be recognized as a BNEF Pioneer 2022, a leading innovator with a product or service capable of driving the low-carbon transition forward.
  • Join the prestigious group of Pioneer alumni.
  • Get the opportunity to speak at one of our six global BNEF Summits.
  • Appear in BNEF public reports, research and videos.
  • Receive one year of access to our BNEF Web product and all our insights.


BNEF is no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Pioneers competition. Winners will be announced in early April 2022.

Previous innovation challenges

2021 Pioneers
On April 8 2021, BloombergNEF announced its 2021 cohort of BNEF Pioneers. BNEF analysts selected nine innovators with scalable, impactful and equitable solutions to three global net-zero challenges, and they selected three wildcard winners. See the Winners catalogue.

As part of the 2021 Pioneers, BloombergNEF published three whitepapers explaining this year’s chosen net-zero challenges. The papers evaluate technology innovations – and the startups developing them – that can help us address these challenges. You can download the reports below.

Challenge 1: Optimizing commercial freight
Challenge 2: Advancing sustainable materials
Challenge 3: Monitoring and understanding our changing planet


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  • Ontruck combines automation and machine learning to connect drivers and shippers, eliminating waste in the less-than-truckload freight market. Ontruck - Interview with Iñigo Juantegui, CEO
  • Convoy facilitates an efficient digital freight network that connects drivers and shippers, reducing the number of empty miles driven by trucks.
  • Nautilus Labs uses AI to improve fleet performance, voyage planning and vessel yield in the maritime sector. Nautilus Labs - Interview with Matt Heider, CEO
  • Cemvita Factory engineers microbes that use carbon dioxide or methane as a feedstock to produce carbon-negative industrial chemicals.
  • Pyrowave uses microwave technology to electrify the chemical process of plastics recycling. Its technology enables the circular economy, recycling plastics without reducing quality.
  • Via Separations electrifies energy-intensive steps within the chemical separation process, reducing the large amount of associated emissions in the pulp & paper and petrochemical sectors.
  • Pachama uses a combination of remote sensing, satellite imaging and AI to accurately monitor forest carbon projects, enabling forest conservation and restoration.
  • Planet designs, builds and operates the largest earth observation fleet of satellites and provides the online software, tools and analytics that enable users to effectively derive value from satellite imagery.
  • QLM Technology provides corporations with quantum light camera systems that continuously visualize and quantify emissions as they occur, helping customers achieve net-zero in an affordable, accurate and scalable way.
  • 75F provides an IoT-based building management system to make commercial buildings more efficient, comfortable and healthier. 75F - Interview with Deepinder Singh, Founder & CEO
  • ECOncrete provides technology to enhance the strength and ecological value of coastal and marine infrastructure.
  • Pivot Bio makes the world's first nitrogen-producing microbial products that can replace emissions-intensive synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.
  • CarbonCure provides a method of utilizing captured CO2 in concrete manufacturing to both improve its structural properties and reduce its environmental impact.
  • Desktop Metal manufactures one of the fastest 3D printing systems on the market for the mass production of high-resolution metal parts.
    • Metron provides an AI-driven IIoT (industrial internet of things) platform that optimizes energy usage for industrial facilities.
    • Navya is the leading developer of low-speed autonomous shuttles.
    • Nozomi Networks offers cybersecurity for industrial control systems using machine-learning techniques to detect anomalies.
    • Sunfolding has invented new motor-free solar trackers resulting in faster installation of solar panels at lower costs.
    • Ubitricity has developed a unique smart electricity cable for EV charging which leads to a much smaller and more affordable charging spot.
    • Uptake has developed an AI platform to predict and prevent the breakdown of industrial and energy assets to increase productivity, reliability, efficiency and safety.
    • Zero Mass Water sells a HydropanelTM which uses sunlight to generate water out of thin air.
    • Zunum Aero is an aerospace company which develops hybrid and fully electric airplanes aimed at short and medium haul flights.
  • Advanced Microgrid Solutions designs, develops, and manages portfolios of distributed energy resources providing dynamic grid management and value to wholesale markets. Watch Video
  • Bidgely is a load disaggregation company that uses machine learning and data analytics to process smart meter data and provide its users with insights about their energy consumption.
  • Burn has designed and manufactured over 370,000 clean cook stoves, improving both air quality and access to power for low-income households. Watch Video
  • Climeon has commercialized the extraction of electricity from low-temperature heat (70-120 degrees Celsius), used in the context of waste heat or geothermal power. Watch Video
  • Enbala operates a real-time energy-balancing platform creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources from flexible loads, energy storage and renewable energy sources. Watch Video
  • Greenlots is a hardware-agnostic provider of electric vehicle network management software and services. These give utilities, cities, communities and automakers the ability to control grid loads through smart charging and demand response. Watch Video
  • Limejump is an energy tech company that connects data capabilities and renewable energy generation to the national grid, optimising assets’ value and supporting sustainability using proprietary software to aggregate and manage a distributed fleet of flexible assets. Watch Video
  • LO3 is an early mover in peer-to-peer energy trading using blockchain technology, and is developing other applications for its blockchain platform. Watch Video
  • SaltX is an innovator in storing heat chemically, using a proprietary salt-based technology. This uses a nano coating and graphene to prevent salt crystals from growing when energy is stored, greatly improving the number of storage cycles whilst also reducing corrosion. Watch Video
  • WiTricty has developed wireless charging through magnetic resonance technology, allowing high-efficiency power transfer for the electric vehicle industry. Watch Video
  • Envirofit develops smart clean cookstoves that cook faster while reducing fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions. Serving more than 5 million people in energy poverty, Envirofit’s smart stoves reduce climate change, create new jobs, and enable families to save money. Watch Video
  • EV-Box is a market leader in Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and related cloud-based services, with an installed base of over 50,000 charging points worldwide that serve individuals, businesses, facilities and major public charging networks. Watch Video
  • Fluidic Energy provides zinc-air energy storage solutions, and is the ultimate clean storage technology in terms of cost and long duration, which has been proven in the harshest environments. They aim to reach 100 million people by 2025. Watch Video
  • Romo Wind’s innovative iSpin technology measures the wind at the spinner; at the only point of a wind turbine where the wind flow is understood. iSpin brings an unprecedented transparency on performance, enabling a better turbine control and operation. Watch Video
  • Skeleton Technologies manufactures ultracapacitors, key to energy saving innovations in grid, transportation, and the automotive industry. Skeleton’s ultracapacitors charge and discharge in seconds, operate close to full efficiency in hot or cold climates, require no maintenance, and have lifetimes of over 15 years. Watch Video
  • SunCulture manufactures solar-powered irrigation systems that make it simpler and cheaper for farmers in Africa to grow high quality crops. SunCulture’s system increases a farmer’s yields by up to 300% and decreases water usage by up to 80%. Watch Video
  • SunFunder is a specialist solar finance company that unlocks debt capital for companies and projects in the off-grid, mini-grid and commercial and industrial solar sectors in emerging markets. Watch Video
  • Sunna Design produces smart and durable solar off-grid public lighting products and solutions adapted to developing countries’ extreme climates. From African cities street lighting projects to rural electrification solutions like PAYG NanoGrids, Sunna focuses on its positive impact with affordable light and power. Watch Video
  • Thermondo is a digital heating system installer and is developing itself into a digital platform offering distributed, managed and smart energy solutions for homeowners. Watch Video
  • We Care Solar designs and distributes simple and reliable solar electric systems in low resource settings to support health workers address the critical aspect of energy access for global maternal and child health care. Watch Video
  • 24M answers the world’s need for affordable energy storage by enabling a new, more cost-effective solution–semisolid lithium-ion technology. By re-inventing the design of the battery cell as well as the manufacturing method, 24M solves the critical, decades-old challenge associated with the world’s preferred energy storage chemistry: reducing its high cost while bettering its performance. Watch Video
  • AutoGrid is the leading enabler of Software-Defined Power (SDP), providing intelligent, scalable and high-availability software-as-a-service solutions for optimizing supply and demand flexibility across a diverse portfolio of Energy Internet resources. Watch Video
  • EWT is the world’s leading manufacturer of medium scale distributed energy wind turbines, and is triggering a revolutionary level of adoption of medium scale distributed wind generation through offering lcoe below grid cost of power, the development of innovative commercial and development solutions, a product meeting many feed in tariffs, long term service providing performance assurance, and active product development. Watch Video
  • FirstFuel is the world leader in information-enabled energy services. By combining data science, building science and software expertise, we deliver energy intelligence about what’s going on behind the meter – without going behind the meter. Watch Video
  • Mobisol combines solar energy with an affordable payment plan via mobile phone, comprehensive customer service and innovative remote monitoring technology. The Berlin-based company offers low-income customers in developing nations quality solar home systems that are a clean alternative to unhealthy, environmentally harmful, and expensive fossil fuels. Watch Video
  • Newlight Technologies uses carbon capture technology to convert greenhouse gas emissions into AirCarbon®: a high-performance plastic material that matches the performance of a wide range of oil-based plastics while significantly out-competing on price, providing a market-driven solution to reducing the amount of carbon in the air. Watch Video
  • Sentient Science can extend the remaining useful life of complex machines like wind turbines, gas turbines, drivetrains and the critical bearings and gears that are in almost every rotating machine. Sentient uses materials science and high performance computing to know the earliest point in time when cracks initiate and grow within rotating metal components. Watch Video
  • SOLARKIOSK is the renewable energy gateway and last mile distribution to untapped markets in off-grid areas worldwide. SOLARKIOSK intertwines a cutting-edge design and technology with an inclusive business model that is tailored for Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) communities. Watch Video
  • Verdezyne is a biobased chemicals company, leveraging our synthetic biology platform to produce a variety of chemicals from renewable, non-food sources. Watch Video
  • Vigilent is pioneering the use of IoT, machine learning, and predictive analytics to deliver dynamic resource management for mission critical cooling. Vigilent reduces operating costs, unlocks stranded capacity, and increases reliability across hundreds of data center and telecom facilities worldwide. Watch Video
  • BBOXX designs, manufactures, distributes and finances innovative solar systems to improve access to energy across Africa and the developing world. More than 50,000 BBOXX products have been sold in more than 35 countries, improving the lives of more than 250,000 people. BBOXX will provide 20 million people with electricity by 2020. Watch Video
  • Blade Dynamics’ mission is to reduce the cost of wind energy through the development of highly innovative wind turbine blade technologies. These provide higher energy capture, increased blade durability, low transport costs and enhanced global supply chain options with reduced capex. Watch Video
  • Cool Planet is poised to revolutionize three of the world’s largest markets–food, water and energy–with its pioneering clean energy solution. The company’s proprietary process transforms renewable, non-food biomass into hydrocarbon fuels like gasoline, jet, diesel and a biocarbon soil enhancement called CoolTerra™, which increases crop yields and reduces fertilizer and water inputs. Watch Video
  • Elevance is a high-growth specialty chemicals company that creates novel specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks. The company uses a proprietary, Nobel Prize-winning technology called olefin metathesis to help industry deliver everyday products that exceed the performance of existing ones, while leaving a smaller environmental footprint. Watch Video
  • Greensmith is the leader in grid-scale, distributed, intelligent energy storage technologies and solutions. Greensmith’s systems combine cloud computing with battery storage and management technologies to help solve complex problems related to critical changes unfolding on the electrical grid. Watch Video
  • Lehigh Technologies manufactures a range of micronized rubber powders (MRP) from end-of life tires. MRP is used as a raw material in a wide range of industrial markets – offering lower cost, equivalent or improved performance and an improved sustainability profile compared to oil-based inputs. Watch Video
  • Locus Energy helps drive the wide-scale adoption of solar energy by providing real-time monitoring and analytics intelligence tools to stakeholders in the residential, commercial and utility-scale PV markets. Locus’ platform supports solar developers, asset managers, owners and financiers in managing their sites, maximizing energy yields and minimizing operating costs, while also reducing operational risk. Watch Video
  • Proterra is a world leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission, battery-electric vehicles that enable bus fleet operators to reduce operating costs and deliver clean, quiet transportation to the community. The world’s most fuel-efficient bus, the Proterra Catalyst™, is available with on-route, fast-charge technology that enables infinite range and in-yard slow charging. Watch Video
  • Sonnenbatterie develops and manufactures intelligent storage systems for renewable energies. Their customers are homes and small businesses that want to be independent from conventional power supply. Watch Video
  • Stem combines powerful learning software and advanced energy storage to reshape the way energy is distributed and consumed, simultaneously helping businesses better manage electricity use and enhancing grid operations. Watch Video
  • Breathing Buildings is an ultra-low energy ventilation company that provides a unique range of patented natural ventilation products as well as innovative ventilation modelling services. Watch Video
  • 1366 Technologies has developed an innovative manufacturing technique for producing silicon wafers, the basic building blocks of solar cells, at a fraction of today’s cost. Watch Video
  • Bridgelux is a pioneer in LED and solid-state lighting technologies, developing next-generation embedded light source solutions. Watch Video
  • Coolerado designs and manufactures super-energy-efficient air conditioning for commercial and industrial use, based on a proprietary, patented and proven technology. Watch Video
  • Genomatica develops and licenses complete manufacturing processes for producing many of the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative bio-feedstocks, at competitive cost and with greater sustainability than petroleum-based processes. Watch Video
  • Green Energy Group provides turn-key modular geothermal wellhead plants, which reduce capital expenses and project risk and allow for quicker payback on investment. Watch Video
  • M-KOPA Solar brings together asset financing, mobile technology and solar innovation to connect off grid, low income homes to energy. Watch Video
  • Oasys Water is providing sustainable solutions to transform the world’s most difficult and contaminated waters into valuable resources. Watch Video
  • Renmatix is a technology licensor that enables the production of petrochemicals from plants, with a process that has a low cost method for converting a wide range of non-food biomass into cellulosic sugars.
  • Younicos is a technology-open system integrator and provider of control and energy management software, for storage applications ranging from ramping of renewables to frequency regulation and renewable islands grids. Watch Video
  • Advantix Systems, a global clean energy company based in Sunrise, FL, has harnessed a breakthrough, patented technology using salt water that reduces HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) energy consumption by 30 to 50 percent.
  • BuildingIQ is a leading provider of advanced energy management software that actively predicts and manages HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) loads in commercial buildings. As the only supplier of patent-pending Predictive Energy Optimizationtm technology, BuildingIQ’s cloud-based solution is powering energy savings in buildings across the globe with reductions in HVAC energy costs by up to 25 percent.
  • d.light is a for-profit social enterprise whose purpose is to create new freedoms for customers without access to reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future. Improving the lives of 15 million people in the developing world since its founding in 2007, d.light will transform the lives of at least 100 million people by 2020. d.light serves over 40 countries, with more than 10,000 retail outlets, 10 field offices and regional hubs in the U.S., China, India and Africa.
  • Draker’s proprietary Clarity DC hardware and Intelligent Array software provide PV system owners and operators tools to increase energy yield and lower operating and maintenance costs through pinpoint troubleshooting and ROI-based O&M decision-making.
  • EcoNation is the inventor of smart daylight technology and smart daylight business. Through proprietary technology and a customised financial model, EcoNation invests in clients’ roofs and in their energy savings.
  • Ecosphere Technologies (OTCQB: ESPH) is a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative US manufacturing company that develops non-chemical water treatment solutions for industrial markets.
  • Harvest Power diverts discarded organic materials from landfills and produces renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers through anaerobic digestion and composting.
  • Joule capitalizes on global abundance of waste CO2 to economically produce renewable fuels and chemicals from sunlight. The company’s Sunflow™ products drop into conventional fuel blendstock in high percentages, displacing more oil than biofuels and allowing seamless adoption. Manufactured without feedstock constraints or complex processing, Sunflow fuels achieve high volumes and low costs with no dependence on subsidies or precious natural resources.
  • Opower’s engagement platform and solution suite enables utilities to involve their customers in programmes that support energy efficiency goals, smart grid and new rate structures, brand loyalty and lowering the cost of service.
  • Whitewater technologies is the inventor of a platform-based software solution for smart water network management and a self-learning water analytics software tool that supplements SCADA’s ability to analyse continuous data streams in real time.
  • Clean Power Finance is the online marketplace for residential solar financing and leading provider of solar sales software. The company connects the capital and solar markets by managing financing on behalf of institutional investors looking for stable, high-yield investments and marketing that financing as non-exclusive residential solar finance products–power purchase agreements (PPAs) and leases–to qualified solar professionals to brand as their own and sell to consumers.
  • ECOtality, Inc. is a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, ECOtality accelerates the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace carbon-based fuels.
  • Emefcy is fundamentally changing the energy economics of wastewater treatment with its Electrogenic Bioreactor it is transforming wastewater treatment plants from cost centers to profit centers. Emefcy addresses needs of both municipal and industrial wastewater markets.
  • Lanzatech has developed a proprietary microbe technology that converts waste gases to fuels and chemicals, from any source of carbon monoxide with no impact on the food value chain.
  • Maxwell Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitors . An energy storage technology used to optimise energy efficiency, performance, reliability and life cycle of a variety of systems such as automotive, heavy transportation, renewable energy, backup power, wireless communications and industrial and consumer electronics applications as well as for radiation-hardened microelectronic components and systems for satellites and spacecraft.
  • Silver Spring Networks provides a networking platform and solutions that enable utilities to transform the power grid infrastructure into the smart grid. The smart grid intelligently connects millions of devices that generate, control, monitor and consume power, providing timely information and control to both utilities and consumers.
  • Smarter Grid Solutions delivers innovative software applications and industry-leading expertise to help power companies manage the grid more intelligently. Its real-time grid management solutions offer a highly cost-effective way to get ready for a ‘new energy’ future by creating greater grid capacity for low carbon technologies such as renewable generation.
  • Tendril is the developer of connected home platforms that enable smart home applications, such as customer engagement, energy monitoring and management, and demand response. The software platform interacts with hardware devices in the home, such as displays, smart thermostats, smart appliances and EV chargers.
  • va-Q-tec is revolutionizing the markets for high performance thermal insulation materials by creating innovative vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) which insulate ten times better than conventional materials.
  • Xtreme Power provides scalable, real-time digital power management and energy storage system product and service solutions that decouple the rigid electric grid, enabling a more sustainable, reliable and cost-effective electric grid network. It is able to combine customized milli-second controls and high-efficiency power electronics with the energy storage capabilities of the company’s proprietary PowerCell™ technology.
  • BrightSource Energy designs, develops, builds and sells large-scale solar thermal power systems that deliver reliable, clean energy to utilities and industrial companies worldwide.
  • eMeter’s data management software delivers a fast, cost effective path to smart metering. The platform allows utilities and their customers to manage energy consumption, balance loads, and increase efficiency across the grid.
  • Epuramat provides systems for the treatment of municipal wastewater and industrial process water. The patented ExSep® technology enables industrial companies to re-process and re-use water with limited energy and chemical demand. This reduces fresh water needs and wastewater fees. Epuramat is currently performing oil water separation tests in a demonstration plant, and expects a boost in demand following recent tests conducted on behalf on its clients.
  • Green Biologics has developed an advanced fermentation process to convert readily available waste and agricultural by-product feedstocks into high value chemicals and biofuels. GBL focuses on the production of butanol, a widely used chemical and advanced next-generation biofuel with superior fuel and sustainability characteristics. Green Biologics’ technology likewise aims to produce biochemicals and biofuels from sustainable feedstocks at a lower cost than their petroleum equivalents.
  • Metabolix has pioneered the creation of Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based plastics and chemicals, which will enable the displacement of petroleum-based feedstocks. At Metabolix, PHAs are produced via fermentation of sugars, or expressed directly in crops. Fermentation feedstocks can be sugars derived from corn, or lignocellulosic sugars derived from energy crops. In a technical breakthrough, the company has successfully expressed PHAs in both biomass and industrial oil seed crops.
  • On-Ramp Wireless has developed the Ultra-Link Processing™ (ULP) system to address a broad spectrum of device communications applications from Smart Grid and other energy efficiency applications, to process automation and homeland security. Deployment of the ULP system can significantly help monitor and lower energy consumption across utilities and energy intensive industries.
  • Redwood Systems is re-inventing smart lighting by powering, communicating and controlling LEDs over networks, for maximum energy savings and improved building performance. Their solution fundamentally changes the way we wire, power, and intelligently control commercial lighting.
  • SAGE Electrochromics – SAGE is the world’s leading developer of dynamic window glass that optimizes daylight, improves the human experience within buildings and reduces energy consumption.
  • TaKaDu helps water utilities worldwide take control of their networks by giving real-time knowledge and alerts about leaks and other problems in their water distribution infrastructure. TaKaDu’s Software-as-a-Service solution is quick to set up and easy to use. It requires no changes to existing equipment or upfront investment.
  • Winafrique is an end-to-end renewable energy solutions integrator. The company is commercializing off-grid power systems through small-scale hybrid renewable energy storage using flow batteries.
  • British Gas have acquired AlertMe to create the UK’s leading connected homes provider. This exciting move brings together British Gas’ ability to innovate for customers with AlertMe’s next generation Internet of Things technology and expertise. The acquisition has created a highly experienced and fully integrated team which will now accelerate the development of new connected home services in the UK and worldwide.
  • Dyesol Limited is a renewable energy supplier and leader in Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology – 3rd Generation photovoltaic technology. The Company’s vision is to create a viable low cost source of electricity with the potential to disrupt the global energy supply chain and energy balance.
  • Magnomatics is a high technology company that is developing and manufacturing products for global industries based on its proprietary ground-breaking magnetic gear technology. Production gears are now in operation in a critical down borehole oil and gas application where the torque fuse inherent in a magnetic gear improves system life.
  • Novacem, the carbon negative cement company, began as a spin-off from Imperial College London in 2007, and its investors and other backers include Imperial Innovations, the Royal Society Enterprise Fund, the London Technology Fund and the Carbon Trust. The company was listed twice in the Global Cleantech 100. The company’s Technology and Intellectual Property was sold to Calix Limited, a natural resources company headquartered in Australia.
  • Topell Energy is a privately funded Dutch clean technology company that has developed a cutting edge patent-protected process for the production of high value solid biofuel from woody biomass. Their technology is proven at commercial scale and can be demonstrated at their own plant in The Netherlands, and is now being commercialized internationally. Their technology process is generally known as torrefaction and the solid biofuel is referred to as torrefied biomass, black pellets, or biocoal.

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