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Current Initiate! Innovators include the below. Please check back for further information and organisations as we update this page regularly.


 

AMPOTECH

Company Profile:

AMPOTECH

Ampotech is a Singapore-based internet of things (IoT) company specializing in the collection and analysis of electricity usage data from the built environment. Its products and software provide real-time visibility into power and energy consumption of spaces and equipment at a facility, while offering a simple installation process and hassle-free wireless connectivity.

The large-scale, high-resolution data Ampotech provides have been used by companies in commercial real estate, retail, and oil & gas to identify energy efficiency improvements, conduct remote asset monitoring, and obtain business insight into operational and activity patterns. Learn more at www.ampotech.com

 

Check out Ampotech's booth at: AG3

Speaker Profile:

Will Temple William Temple
Co founder, Director
Ampotech
Singapore



 

William Temple is the CEO & Co-Founder of Ampotech: a Singapore-based internet of things company in the smart building sector. He has over 8 years of international experience in hands-on engineering and R&D as well as general management and business development in the area of smart/digitized infrastructure, buildings, and cities. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and Cornell University, respectively, and is a Singapore Certified Energy Manager.


 

INFINITE MECHANICS

Company Profile:

Infinite Mechanic
Everyone knows that Oil won’t last forever, they just don’t make dinosaurs like they used to. Ever since the first internal combustion engine came out in 1859 (158yrs ago) we haven’t seen a new engine that is able to replace it. Let us look at coal and nuclear power. Coal power plant produce tons of CO2 that cause lots of health problems and is very bad for the environment. As for nuclear power, it could be cheap to operate one now but how much does it cost to store all those nuclear waste for 300yrs?

For the next 3 years, Infinite Mechanics have this idea to stop global warming by creating a zero carbon emission power source to replace all combustion engine, coal and nuclear power plant. This would cut world carbon emission by more than 80% in 10yrs. Lately we had a breakthrough.

Normal Generator: Heat > Steam > Rotations > Electricity
Our Power Source: Rotations > Electricity

If you’re interested to invest, I will be happy to present the whole science behind this technology that I have developed to you. Bytheway, this is not those perpetual motion or free energy you see on youtube that could not even power a small electrical appliance.

Check out Infinite Mechanics's booth at: AG5

Speaker Profile:

Antonio Poh Antonio Poh
CEO
Infinite Mechanics
Singapore



 


 


 

POSITIVE ENERGY LTD.

Company Profile:

Positive Energy Ltd

Renewable Energies cheaper than coal, nuclear and fossil fuels. They are also highly scalable. This leads to a wave of privately funded, small- to medium sized (0.5 - 30 MW) projects, a $40 bln market in Asia alone.

Our digital platform simplifies renewable energy investments. We support developers of distributed, small-to midsize projects (1 to 50 mln USD).

These projects are attractive (>15% IRR) but are difficult to finance; investors and developers work together in old-fashioned ways with paper or endless emails at best, bringing in teams of external advisors. For these small projects the costs are too high.

Our blockchain-based platform simplifies the financing of these small- to midsize projects. It offers listing and matchmaking between investors and project developers. The platform has a workflow/dataroom system with standardised due diligence and third party verification service

We get great traction with various projects and ~200 mln USD commercial contracts, NDAs with institutional investors, and we recently won the Schneider Electric Bold Idea Challenge 1st price over 140 startups.

Check out Positive Energy Ltd.'s booth at: AG1

Speaker Profile:

Positive Energy Limited Vincent Bakker
Co-founder and CEO
Positive Energy Ltd.
Singapore


 

 


 

HEXAGON HOLDINGS

Company Profile:

Hexagon

Hexagon Holdings is an early stage platform, established in February 2019 as a group holding company, headquartered in Singapore with its core business activities in Project Development, EPC and O&M, development and long term ownership of solar rooftop Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and utility scale, both ground mounted and floating - on- and off-grid systems, and trading with renewable energy attributes.

Check out Hexagon Peak's booth at: AG6

Speaker Profile:

Milan Milan Koev
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Hexagon Peak
Singapore



 

 


 

ENVELIO

Company Profile:

Envelio

Envelio is a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University that develops software for the digital transformation of energy grids. The energy transition requires smart and more flexible grids to integrate millions of renewable energy resources and new loads such as charging points for electric vehicles into the system. However, distribution grid operators’ IT systems and processes are not ready for this challenge. They are dominated by inefficient and inconsistent data management and many manual process steps. envelio provides the software as a service solution Intelligent Grid Platform (IGP) to make grid operators ready for the future. By digitizing and automating essential grid planning and operation processes, the IGP is a key component for the implementation of smart grids and the integration of distributed generation and new loads into the energy system. The IGP is based on 5 PhD theses of the founders providing scalable optimization and machine learning algorithms, specifically tailored to the energy system. The IGP is already being used at various European distribution grid operators including i.a. Iberdrola S.E., one of the biggest utilities in Europe and Westnetz GmbH, the biggest German distribution grid operator.

Check out Envelio's booth at: AG2

Speaker Profile:

Speaker Tobias Falke
Head of Business Development
Envelio
Germany






 

What innovative and unique technology will we be showcasing? 

envelio has developed the Intelligent Grid Platform (IGP) to support distribution grid operators (DSOs) in their future challenges and to make them ready for the mass integration of renewable energies and EV charging points into the power grid. The IGP is a digital and flexible DSO assistance system with three main application areas:
- Data quality: The IGP links formerly isolated data sources (e.g. from GIS, ERP, SCADA systems) and uses machine learning algorithms to correct data errors and complete missing data automatically. As a result, comprehensive and validated digital grid models are created on high, medium and low voltage level.
- Grid planning: With the IGP, many important grid planning processes can be largely automated. This includes e.g. evaluating connection requests for new distributed generators, finding cost-effective grid expansion measures to solve grid bottlenecks (considering both conventional expansion measures and Smart Grid technologies) or carrying out comprehensive grid studies for future supply tasks.
- Grid operation: The IGP provides detailed real-time information about current and future grid states. For this purpose, interfaces to the control system and measuring points are implemented. In case of imminent grid bottlenecks, the IGP determines recommendations for congestion management.


 

RESYNC TECHNOLOGIES

Company Profile:

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At RESYNC, we are building an Intelligent Energy Management Platform for smart cities and systems with multiple energy sources. We use machine learning optimisation and real time control algorithms to understand energy generation, distribution and consumption patterns. Our advanced controller and cloud based data analytics combines cutting edge technology to ensure monthly savings for the end user and system reliability for the energy provider.  

Check out Resync Technologies's booth at: AG4

Speaker Profile:

pic Emir Nurov
Managing Director
Resync Technologies 
Singapore



 

What innovative and unique technology will we be showcasing? 

Resync will showcase unique all-in-one cloud based platform, where system owners will be able to visualise, control, understand  behaviour of various energy assets and forecast energy generation & consumption patterns from their sites. Our B2B focused SaaS platform ensures system reliability and provides continuous support for the pleasant user experiences for end user, while using our platform. 


 

TRANSFERFI

Company Profile:

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TransferFi is creating the world’s first long-range, safe and efficient Wireless Power Network (WPN). It will be used to power Industry 4.0 sensors to reduce wiring complexity and high-power applications that will provide easy access to primary sources of energy such as remote renewable and power transfer for space technology. The vision of TransferFi is to provide access to wireless power to anyone, anywhere at any time.

 

All this is done through patented signal optimization and beamforming algorithms that will extend the range of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) to more than 100 meters. The technology is based on 11 years of combined research in the field of optimization of far-field wireless power transfer combined with 8 years of experience within industrial automation.

TransferFi is working with the world’s top three industrial automation companies, integrating the TFi WPN platform to wirelessly power up sensor networks for high value assets, providing seamless predictive maintenance and control capabilities. In the near future, we aim to improve the overall efficiency of wireless power transfer making it economical for high-power applications taking us to our first test bed to transfer 1KW of power over 1KM.

TFi is revolutionizing the way we access power.

Check out TransferFi Pte Ltd's booth at: AG7

Speaker Profile:

 

 

pic 1 Aashish Mehta
Co-founder and CEO
TransferFi Pte Ltd
Singapore

What innovative and unique technology will we be showcasing? 

We have patented signal optimization and beamforming algorithms that will extend the range of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) to more than 100 meters. The technology is based on 11 years of combined research in the field of optimization of far-field wireless power transfer combined with 8 years of experience within industrial automation. 

TransferFi (TFi) has far exceeded the world leaders in far field wireless power transfer, powering up sensors with 10Hz of data transmission at a range of 55 meters which is more than 100x efficiency improvement over our competitors.


 

SOLCAST

Company Profile:

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Solcast is a global solar forecasting and irradiance data company, dedicated to deploying the data and tools needed to build the solar powered future. Solcast specializes in short-term solar and cloud ‘nowcasting’ technology, which utilizes the latest generation of weather satellite imagery and ground measurements to forecast power output for large solar farms and rooftop solar sites. Users can share their solar power measurement data to locally tune the forecasts for their site. Includes immediate access to global data coverage via API, sign-up or learn more at: http://solcast.com

Check out Solcast's booth at: AG8

Speaker Profile:

pic Dr Nick Engerer
Chief Technology Officer 
Solcast
Australia

What innovative and unique technology will we be showcasing? 

Rapid-updating solar forecasting technology, which ingests the latest high resolution satellite imagery every 5-10 minutes, and re-generates probabilistic forecasts at each interval.  Delivered via API, our technology also leverages the latest measurements from your solar generation facility, to further improve forecasting outcomes, individualised to your site, big or small.  Access it all through our API Toolkit, a web-based platform which provides users with instant access to our global datasets within minutes of you free registration. Our CTO will be at our pod to answer your questions and see how our highly adaptable technology can solve your operational challenges.


 

SOLARGENCY

Company Profile:

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Indonesia stands above the so-called ring of fire where a natural disaster occurs more frequently among other areas. There are more than a thousand natural disasters annually in Indonesia killing thousands of life and damaging infrastructure cost no less than a million dollars. The disaster crippled local electrical infrastructures when the electricity was needed the most. The existing solution such as diesel generator set is not effectively operating due to the scarcity of fuel. Even when the fuel exists, the priority will be given into the transportation sector. We intend to introduce a portable off-grid solar energy and package it for heavy condition likes disaster areas. The electricity is critical for activities like medical, communication, search and rescue, and lighting. Solargency, solar energy for an emergency, was created to address these problems. We are eager to build disaster-resilient energy infrastructure, especially places where disasters often occur.

Check out Solargency's booth at: AG11

Speaker Profile:

pic Adli R Renhoran
Solargency
Indonesia

What innovative and unique technology will we be showcasing?  

It is a portable compact off-grid solar energy system to provide electricity. Our design and packaging are specifically tailored for heavy areas such as disaster relief.


 

INFRACITIES

Company Profile:

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The concept of Smart City today is mainly focused on innovations in the technology of electronic equipment, forgetting the importance of the infrastructure networks that support all these, due to the lack of integrated management and the ordering of these networks in the underground, causing billionaires losses every year.

INFRACITIES system was created with answers to the demands above and represents the Next Generation Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility for Smart Cities, ordering Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, Telecom and Electric Car Charger, inside a structure made by recycled plastic from urban waste under the sidewalk. Sewer is installed under the bike lane, with green infrastructure for rainwater collecting and filtering. The system provides a new way of thinking about urban design, especially sidewalks and bike lane, incorporating a joint project strategy with urban infrastructures, adding new forms of funding and gains in the joint implementation and management of the systems.

INFRACITIES system presented an average reduction of 30% in the facilities construction and 70% in operation, demonstrated through the implementation and testing in a real-scale pilot project inside a technology park during 2016/2017, and now is being launched a large-scale deployment phase, starting in the Foz do Iguaçu city, Brazil.

Check out INFRACITIES's booth at: AG9

Speaker Profile:

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Aloisio Pereira da Silva 
Founder & CEO
INFRACITIES
Brazil

 


 

BILLCAP

Company Profile:

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Billcap is an Australian based digital software company that leverages existing smart meter data to provide end users a more personalised digital engagement platform and retailers an agile way to monetise and understand customer segments.  

 

With over 250,000 consumers across the tier 1, tier 2 and new entrant energy retail market in Australia at varying stages of deployment from trial to full rollout we are well positioned to help our Asian utility partners as they seek to manage similar challenges.

 

By leveraging our technology stack and insights we are able to help both new entrants and incumbents by making sure they can deliver “the right message to the right customer at the right time”. Some of the ways we can create value for implementation partners in Asia and their customers is by:

 

  • Improving brand awareness and building trust through a personalised digital engagement platform
  • Reducing churn and maximising customer retention through targeted messaging during high risk seasonal periods
  • Providing deep insights into customer segmentation based on platform clicks facilitating business optimisation and monetisation of their customer bases through cross selling, micropayments and integration with load shifting devices.

 

Check out Billcap's booth at: AG10

Speaker Profile:

Pic Matthew Grantham
Head of Strategy and Business Development
Billcap
Australia

What innovative and unique technology will we be showcasing? 

The main innovation our platforms demonstrates is how by exposing customers to the right weather and usage insights throughout a billing period we were able to reduce churn by 28% relative to a control group.

On top of the reduction in churn rate the platform also shows how providing detailed reporting (via click throughs and open rates) of customer engagement can provide significant additional value in terms of customer segmentation and insight. 

By categorizing customers as unengaged, somewhat engaged and highly engaged based on their platform interaction utilities can make sure the right customer, is getting the right message, at the right time. 

With our help and tools utilities will also develop strategies to step their customer bases through these phases of engagement making them much more amenable to solar, battery installation, load control and automation over time. 


 

EZZINGSOLAR    

Company Profile:

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ezzingSolar. Solar made easy. The "all-in-one" solution that simplifies PV and allows companies to develop and be profitable in distributed generation.

Our mission is to help companies, with the ambition of leading the residential and small commercial segment of the solar market, succeed through technology and operational excellence.We have more than 12 years’ experience in the solar market, providing us the knowledge to create a selling process for solar installations, that ensure the efficiency/profitability when selling big volumes. During the last 5 years, we have been developing a technological platform that allow companies to follow this process efficiently.

Through our defined process and using our technological platform, we simplify this whole process, improving mainly 4 areas:

- Reducing the customer acquisition cost
- Allowing anyone (without technical background) to sell or buy a photovoltaic installation... anywhere
- Interconnecting everyone involved in the value chain to reduce overhead costs (energy advisors, sales representatives, installers, distributors, etc.)
- Creating engagement with the end customer during sales and during the after sales, being the door to cross-sell and up-sell other energy products (home energy efficiency systems). 

Check out EzzingSolar's booth at: AG16

Speaker Profile:

Pic Victor Sancho
Chief Commercial Officer & co-founder 
EzzingSolar
Madrid - Spain

 


 

PYROPOWER

Company Profile:

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We are a team of visionary engineers that see a part that we can play for a better future we all share. The biggest problems of the world, including climate change, energy, waste and poverty. We asked ourselves 2 questions, is there a disruption solution weaving through these problems, and how can we allocate the responsibility of climate change to individuals, who often feel helpless beside bigger-than-life issues? Well, we believe our work can answer them. Introducing Pyropower, decentralised, plug and play, electrical generator that takes in organic waste as fuel. Unlike wind and solar, our solution is carbon negative, which means we capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. How? Biochar the main byproduct of our pyrolytic process. Biochar is a type of charcoal produced from organic matter and stored in the soil as a means of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It is a natural soil conditioner that is able to restore degraded agricultural land, increasing food security. What makes is unique about our work is that it we see a circular economy forming right in front of our eyes. A farmer’s agricultural waste goes into the generator, producing biochar which then goes back into the soil, enhancing crop yield, and again the waste goes back into the generator.As more generators are deployed around the world we collect biomass characterization data which will enable us to optimize the network of generators and open more markets, unleashing the full potential of bioenergy.

Check out Pyropower's booth at: AG12

Speaker Profile:

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Co-founder
Pyropower
Netherlands

 


 

NEXERGY 

Company Profile:

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According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Energy Efficiency is the first fuel of a sustainable global energy system.

Nexergy brings to ASEAN World Class and Award-Winning technology innovation for buildings to improve Equipment Performance and Energy Resilience. With special focus at Asian Utility Week 2019 on Cooling System Optimization, we are proud to present ClimaCheck technologies. ClimaCheck is a Nordic innovation from Sweden that uses Advanced Thermodynamics and Automated Data Analytics to uncover Energy Improvement Opportunities in Industrial and Commercial cooling equipment saving up to 40% of utility costs. Our completely integrated hardware and software system installs in hours to provide deeper performance insights and fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) for any air-conditioning, chiller, refrigeration and heat pump system. Double the life span of your building equipment with ClimaCheck through remote monitoring, early warning detection and predictive maintenance.

Nexergy is an Energy Efficiency Solutions company headquartered in Singapore with Certified Technology Partners around ASEAN to deliver competitive energy advantage products and services to your doorstep using award winning innovative technologies.

Check out ηEXERGY's booth at: AG14

Speaker Profile:

Pic Lekha Patmanathan
Founder & CEO
ηEXERGY
Singapore

 


 

ANZENE

Company Profile:

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Anzene aims to make energy accessible to everyone via our safe, smart and strong battery system. It is IP67 rated, safe and easy to transport around.

In remote areas away from cities, where there is no grid connection, Anzene battery system can make a building block to form micro-grid system in a sustainable manner, where solar and wind energy can be used to generate to be stored in Anzene blocks which can be moved around easily to power homes, appliances in their homes, lights and even light mobility.

This potentially can be the solution for the 1 billion people around the world who do not have access to energy due to a lack of standardized consumer grade storage systems.

Our 300Wh battery in a 2kg form factor is our base unit for users to use in most of the applications such as e-mobility, consumer electronics devices. It is powerful enough to output AC power to power AC appliances too.

The basic block is part of an energy router, which is a 6-packer of the Anzene pack for users to charge, swap, store energy during off-peak hours to help them save energy. The energy router and the energy block can also be charged up by new energy sources such as wind & solar, making green energy accessible for all consumers.

Check out Anzene's booth at: AG13

Speaker Profile:

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Co-founder
Anzene 
Singapore

 


 

GRIDCURE

Company Profile:

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GridCure provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) predictive analytics for electric utilities.
GridCure's platform securely aggregates disparate data streams, performs multilayered big
data analytics, and recommends real-time actionable insights. GridCure combines
advanced analytics, innovative research, and user-intuitive design to offer simple and
customizable solutions to utilities to help them make sense of their data and implement
data-driven change. GridCure's technology helps utilities manage their energy more
efficiently, incorporate renewable energy resources, and make better operational and
financial decisions.

Check out GridCure's booth at: AG15

Speaker Profile:

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CEO
GridCure
USA

 


 

MAGIKMINDS

Company Profile:

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MagikMinds helps utility and telecom companies adopt a modern approach to managing assets and operations by aligning technology with industry trends, regulatory requirements, and customer needs. Our unique delivery model enables customers to take advantage of high-value enterprise solutions both quickly and affordably. As an authorised GE Grid Solutions Partner, we pride ourselves on creating solutions that align with your strategic objectives and put your future within reach. From an acorn does an oak grow. And so, it was with us too. We made our initial presence in the world of maps as a focused GE Smallworld™ specialising in consulting. From here, we developed into a full-scale enterprise solution organisation with a strong presence in GE Smallworld™, Open Source GIS, Advanced modern Web Applications, and Mobile Applications.

Check out MagikMinds's booth at: AG17

Speaker Profile:

Pic Karthik Panchangam
Product line Lead
MagikMinds
Hyderabad, India

 


 

ADAPTRICITY

Company Profile:

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Driving Digitization in distribution grids

The energy transition happens predominantly in electric distribution grids, where the majority of RES production units is installed. Also, the on-going electrification of transportation with electric vehicles and chargers as well as the increasing numbers of heat pumps affects the low- and middle voltage grid strongly. Most distribution grids today are operated as a “black box” without any real-time insight into this crucial infrastructure. In order to ensure that distribution grids will not become the next bottleneck for the energy transition, grid operators need to take better advantage of today’s digitization trends in distribution grids for achieving better grid transparency and thus higher RES shares at lower costs.
Adaptricity is focussing on improving the grid transparency. This results in a deeper understanding of the current status of the grid, reduces the need for expansions, allows a better focus in planning activities and is finally resulting in lower costs. Integration of GIS and measurement data to the Adaptricity-Platform enables unprecedent efficiency gains up to completely automated processes. Adaptricity’s on-going projects with grid operators throughout Europe and beyond are used to showcase the technological opportunities.

Check out Adaptricity's booth at: AG18

Speaker Profile:

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Head of Sales
Adaptricity
Switzerland 

 


 

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