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EIC epitching with investors on CleanTech and Energy powered by EuroQuity on April 20 at 2:00 pm CET

The European Innovation Council and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite investors to participate in our EIC ePitching. This edition will focus on cleantech and energy and will take place on April 20th at 2 PM (CET). Seven EIC-backed SMEs were selected by a jury of investors and will have the chance to present their innovative solutions during an online event to a jury of investors, consisting of representatives from Butterfly, Contrarian Ventures, Demeter, Giano Ventures, Journey Partners, Iberdrola Ventures, Inventures, Metavallon VC, Mitsui, Munich Venture Partners, PVS investments, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, and UVC Partners.



The European Commission wants to continue their position as leader in terms of clear energy technologies. By maintaining this position, Europe can ensure a global competitive advantage by increasing exports of European sustainable products and tech. In order to further stimulate the progress of innovation in the European Cleantech and Energy-sector the European Innovation Council is organising an EIC ePitching with Investors on Cleantech and Energy, together with top-class European investors next April 20th at 2:00 pm CEST.

This will be the opportunity to discover seven EIC-backed SMEs on Cleantech and Energy solutions that will have the chance to present their innovative solutions to a jury of investors – consisting of representatives from Butterfly, Contrarian Ventures, Demeter, Giano Ventures, Journey Partners, Iberdrola Ventures, Inventures, Metavallon VC, Mitsui, Munich Venture Partners, PVS investments, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, and UVC Partners.  These companies were selected by the jury of investors and they were all funded by the European Commission and are now part of their most exclusive acceleration programme.

Following this session, investors are invited to schedule one-to-one meetings with the companies of their preference.
 

Here is detailed program of the start-ups pitching:

Enerpoly - Energy Storage / Batteries
Enerpoly is a battery technology company delivering breakthrough affordability in stationary energy storage for grid, industrial, commercial, and residential uses. We have solved critical issues in the cycle life and performance of globally abundant and accessible battery materials. Ongoing demonstration collaboration with battery system integrator Polarium (named #7 fastest growing company in Europe by Financial Times), discussing JDAs with 2 top European materials manufacturers – €2M in grants awarded by Horizon 2020 Green Deal and Swedish Energy Agency – Co-founder awarded ÅForsk Foundation’s Top 10 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs | TRL: 5-6 | TAM: $21B in 2020, $103B in 2030 | Next Step: Industrialization | EUR 1.55 Mn sought – Sweden

Hakom - Data Management for IoT/Energy/Finance 
Technology to store, manage and process time series data (from IoT sensors, financial, meteorological, energy data) - in any format, resolution or volume. Database agnostic, horizontally scalable, transactionally consistent. Available as API for developers. Employed by largest energy producers and grid operators in the DACH market. Over 1M R&D funding granted by Austrian and EU research agencies. | TRL 8-9 | TAM: $ 37B | Next step: commercial acceleration, new use cases across other verticals | EUR 1.2 Mn sought - Austria

Rencat - Automotive / Shipping
We convert ammonia to hydrogen onboard for fuel cell based zero carbon propulsion. We can decarbonize major part the part of the transport sector that cannot be covered by batteries by enabling ammonia, a zero -carbon hydrogen. | TRL: 6 | TAM: $15B | Next Step : Capacity Scale Up | 2.0M€ sought – Denmark

SpinDrive - Cleantech / Machinery / IoT 
We increase energy efficiency of the industrial processes by at least 10% by providing active magnetic bearings with IoT to equipment manufacturers. Our solution reduces equipment lifecycle costs by 35%. Paying customers in Europe and Asia, two big names – first commercial unit deliveries – LOIs for more than 5M€ of annual unit deliveries – 0.5M€ of unit deliveries in conditional purchase orders – potential to mitigate 0.6 Gt of CO2e by 2050 annually | TRL: 7 | TAM: €24B | Next Step : commercial acceleration | EUR 2.0 Mn sought – Finland

Zaphiro - Energy / Smart grids
We help power utilities their digital journey towards a clean energy future with a solution that enables an electrical grid 100% powered by clean energies and at the same time increases the overall system resiliency.
9 paying clients in EU, APAC and US - more than 1600 grid assets monitored 24/7 with our system - Free Electrons alumni - Winner of the Future grid track at 2020 Energy Tech summit - EIC Seal of Excellence - Solar Impulse award | TRL 8 | TAM: EUR 15B | Next step: commercial scale-up | 4M EUR sought - Switzerland

Biotrem - Manufacture of food products / Containers and Packaging 
Biotrem fights the plastic pollution and opens up new business opportunities by developing an innovative production process of bio-based single-use tableware and packaging.
Excellent – Clear distinctive features of the offering from competitors or competing technologies, and which are confirmed by first sales | Good – Notable traction, good conversion rates, increasing sales and growth | EUR 5.0 - 10.0 Mn sought - Poland 

LeydenJar Technologies - Batteries/Equipment/Automotive 

Production of 100% silicon anode rolls that boost energy density of batteries with 70%. Demonstrated highest energy density in the world, validated by DNV-GL. Demonstrated anode roll production in pilot plant in Eindhoven. In paid qualification projects with leading OEM’s and battery makers in specialty applications, consumer electronics and automotive. Currently closing a € 15 mln Series A round.  TRL: 6-8, TAM: $30B Next Step: industrialization to Gigafactory level amount sought to be discussed 

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You can register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlceupqj4jG9W_IeKxL_GVZv1E1_z_fs3t

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: mc.chumacerovalle@ext.bpifrance.fr
 

Rédigé par Cristina Chumacero le Tuesday, April 20th 2021
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