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BlueInvest and DMEC scouted five European companies that will be showcasing their innovative marine energy solutions able to generate clean energy at our rivers, seas and oceans.


BlueInvest and DMEC (Dutch Marine Energy Centre) join forces to introduce marine energy solutions next 10th of February at 4:00 PM CET
BlueInvest and DMEC are delighted to present the 5th edition of the BlueInvest e-pitch session, which will be held online on Wed 10 February at 4:00 PM CET. 

This session features European companies with innovative solutions to generate renewable energy at our rivers, seas and oceans. The companies represent a variety of solutions to harvest clean marine energy (wave and tidal energy) and offshore energy (floating solar and wind).

BlueInvest is an EU initiative to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy by supporting readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups. It is enabled by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. DMEC is an accelerator for marine energy solutions. By advancing innovation, mobilising capital and shaping policies, DMEC creates multipurpose energy solutions for a wide variety of markets and collaborate with clients in various market segments to identify, explore and realise tailored solutions using innovative marine energy technologies. 
We hope to see you  on Wed 10 February at 4:00 PM CET. 
 

Floating Power Plant A/S - Renewable Energy / Wind Energy
FPP have developed the world’s only offshore proven hybrid wind and wave energy hybrid. The company has developed and optimised the technology and now plans to demonstrate its suitability for commercial applications in both large scale offshore wind farms and power to X applications. This will be achieved through the deployment of a commercial demonstrator unit in Spain, which will validate both the technology and the commercial delivery model. | TRL: 6 | Next step: Equity investments in FPP for global growth | Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: clean energy with reduced intermittency through the exploitation of multiple resources | € 1-3m sought – Denmark

Oceans of Energy - Renewable Energy / Marine Technology
Oceans of Energy develops a floating PV solar system suitable for true offshore conditions with waves up to 13 meters. Solar energy generation requires a lot of space. With our system we use the space at sea - for instance space between wind turbines. Our 50kW pilot system has been operational at the North Sea for 15 months and has survived several storms (Ciara, Dennis and Bella). Our next step is a 1MW system at the North Sea and several pre-commercial projects in the Mediterranean. | TRL: 7 | Next step: Develop utility scale projects on (pre-)commercial basis and scale production  | Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: Increasing PV electricity generation capacity globally | € 2-3m sought – The Netherlands

Seabased - Clean Energy
Seabased’s turnkey wave energy parks can deliver the immense power of ocean waves directly to the grid, 24 hours a day, all year long. With a pipeline of over 200 MW, our go-to-market product is cost competitive and designed to scale. The parks can operate alone or serve as companions to renewables like offshore wind to provide stable power to the grid with no CO2 emissions. Our scientists and engineers have amassed more than 300 patents and 20 PhD theses while developing and ocean testing full-scale generators in the seas of four countries, including two multi-generator grid-connected demonstration wave power parks. Seabased wave power parks are virtually invisible and require little maintenance. The parks are gentle on the ocean environment and can act as artificial reefs, providing both habitat and breeding grounds for desired species. We are in the final stages of testing and certification and are planning to install our first fully commercial pilot and ramp up industrial production in 2022. | TRL: 7 | Next step:  Utility scale, cost-competitive wave power parks | Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: provide renewable energy without emitting CO2 | € 1-3m sought – Ireland

SeaQurrent – Renewable Energy / Marine Technology
Tidal flows offer truly reliable energy, available every day in all seasons. SeaQurrent was founded to make electricity generation from low velocity tidal currents economically attractive. To achieve this, SeaQurrent develops an innovative system, using an underwater kite, the TidalKite Power Plant. Key USP's: High energy yield 3.1 times than current tidal technologies; Low cost near shore, small vessels, easier O&M; Minimal impact on sea life, seabed and no horizon pollution; Widest deployment potential adaptable to all types of sites; First mover advantage in low-velocity-shallow-water market segment. | TRL: 6 | Next step: Making the TidalKite technology market ready | Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: Accelerate the uptake and deployment of tidal energy, increasing renewable energy production from coastal waters. | € 1-3m sought – The Netherlands

SeaTwirl AB - Renewable Energy / Wind energy
SeaTwirl is a company and a product born at sea, traded on the Nasdaq First North since 2016. Our vision is to become a global leader within the floating offshore wind energy sector and we are currently developing a vertical axis 1MW floating wind turbine, called S2, to be installed at a test site in Norway. Since 2015 we have a proof of concept in the sea offshore Sweden, the 30 kW grid connected S1. We believe that by designing the complete turbine system, including floater, dedicated for offshore conditions from the start, we have a leading edge. | TRL: 7 | Next step: S2 will provide clean energy at competitive price | Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: replace diesel generators with renewable energy leading to significant reduction of GHG emissions | € 3-15m sought – Sweden
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The European Innovation Council and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite investors to participate in our EIC ePitching. This edition will focus on manufacturing and will take place on 26 January 2021, 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 360 Cap, Basinghall Partners, BTOV, Caixa Capital Risc, Iris Capital, and Presto Ventures.


EIC ePitching to investors on Manufacturing powered by EuroQuity on January 26 at 2pm CET
Manufacturing accounts for more than 16% of Europe’s GDD and more than 28 million jobs across the continent.  This sector alone is responsible for close to 50% of Europe’s innovation expenditure, making it a driving force of innovation. In this light the European Innovation Council and EuroQuity is organising an EIC ePitching to Investors on Manufacturing next January 26 at 2 pm CET, to further stimulate the progress of innovation in the sector and across Europe.

This will be the opportunity to discover seven EIC-backed SMEs providing manufacturing solutions will have the chance to present their innovative solutions to a jury of investors – consisting of representatives from 360 Cap, Basinghall Partners, BTOV, Caixa Capital Risc, Iris Capital, and Presto Ventures.  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:

Infinite Foundry - Improving production efficiency - Automobiles & Auto Parts / Oil & Gas / Industrial Conglomerates / Renewable Energy / Electrical Utilities & IPPs
Infinite Foundry is a 3D digital plant platform for improved production efficiency in any industrial sector. Through precise laser-scanning, the production site is virtualized in a 3D model. This digital twin enables the remote detection and the prediction of production failures, the simulation of processes for optimization and virtual reality trainings for better worker ergonomics. Winner of the IoT Challenge 2020 by Altice. Major customers include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Renault, Continental, L'Oréal. | TRL: 8-9 | SAM: $8,5B (5% of TAM) | Next Step : commercial expansion | 4.5M€ sought – Portugal

Streem.ai - Machinery, Equipment & Components, Software & IT Services
Streem.ai has been designed for domain experts (Shop floor/QA Engineer) to uncover patterns, clusters in their complex data correlate & analyze critical data across systems to ultimately reduce the Cost of Poor Quality to a Manufacturer and increase productivity. Secured multiple early customers following various paid for POCs and recently signed the first stage of a channel partnership with Capgemini | TRL: 7/8 | TAM:  7 - Western Europe for Cognitive Analytics Tools. | Next Step: Commercialization acceleration | 1-1.5M€ Sought - Germany

TWEVO, Lda. - Beverages, Food & Tobacco, Machinery, Equipment & Components, Transport Infrastructure
Industry 4.0 At TWEVO we aim at being the reference global provider of Industry 4.0 wireless solutions. Our TRIW wireless protocol is the first high-speed, interference resilient, cable-grade reliable wireless protocol for smart manufacturing, outperforming WiFi, Bluetooth and other generic wireless protocols in harsh high mobility environments. Paid pilot project with largest brewery in the world - AB InBev; 2nd project under negotiation. Several pilots scheduled for Q1 2021. 2016 CMU InResidence entrepreneurship award. Top 5 SME Instruments rank in call. | TRL: 7-8 | TAM: $5B | Next Step: Go-to-market | 0.8M€ sought - Portugal

MOTEG - e-mobility/ electic drives/ automotive
MOTEG develops and produces electric drives with highest efficiency, lowest weigh, smallest dimensions, lowest noise and reasonable costs for the e-mobility markets. Our aviation and automotive customers are global players and MOTEG too! MOTEG has already customers in Europe, US and Australia. MOTEG has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programs.  | TRL: 6-9 | TAM: € >10B | Next Step : commercial acceleration | 6M€ sought - Germany

Makersite - Software & IT Services
For manufacturing companies with complex supply chains that want to accelerate product development, build resilience or reduce costs Makersite is a disruptive digital twin platform that uses AI to connect and enrich your cross-departmental data into live models for analysis, collaboration and decision support |10+ awards incl. Top 10 startups of 2019 by innovation radar |TRL 8/9 |TAM $70B | 100% YoY growth | Next step: scaling | 3M€ sought – Germany

Phononic DeepTech / Advanced Materials 
We bring to market innovative solutions to reduce noise and vibration based on Metamaterials, i.e advanced materials whose acoustic and vibration control performances are defined by the shape and topology of the unit cell and therefore are independent from the raw material itself. Partner with a Tier 1 global Automotive Manufacturer, with 2 Top European Appliances Manufacturers and 1 European Railway Infrastructure owner (Deutsche Bahn) - Partner in a FET Open Project (BOHEME) - Winner of a SME 1 Instrument Horizon 2020 Project - Winner of the 2020 DB Mindbox ConTech Challenge | TRL: 7-8 | TAM: $120B | Next Step: Industrialization | 5M€ sought - Italy 

Genes'Ink - Electronic Equipment & Parts
Since 2010, GenesInk develops and produces at industrial scale nano-inks with functionalities at their core from particles synthesis to the end printed product. We free up electronics to create the next generation of consumer electronics products. We enable new functionalities (transparency, flexibility, stretchability, high conductivity and optimized processability) to meet customer needs.
Excellent – Balanced IP portfolio which is valued by first sales | 2-5M€ sought – France
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We are very pleased to announce you an exclusive e-pitch session we are organising in collaboration with Solar Impulse Foundation and Schneider Electric on January 21st at 17:00 CET.


Join the next Solar Impulse & EuroQuity E-pitch "Electrification in a Decarbonised World" on January 21st!
Once again, this e-pitch is exclusively for Solar Impulse Labelled Solutions.
Witness 5 of the finest startups pitching directly to you online.
Register by clicking here.

Here is the selection:

FRANCE - Cleantech/Energy – Ambient Light Energy Harvesting technology 
Energy is a key issue, billions of IoT with their batteries are predicted in the coming years.  To power these electronics, our disruptive technology is a green solution using again and again one of the only tangibles and limitless energies that exist: light. Our technology can be used, indoors, outdoors, for sensors, for IoT,… for tracking, in Smart homes, in Powered Cards, and in Packaging applications.  After 9 years of deep R&D and tests in different fields, we are now ready to release our 1st production batch for a customer application and we have 2 major projects under evaluation. 
6+ patents worldwide; 1 contract for 2021 | TRL: 7 | TAM: € 80bn | Next Step: industrialization | Amount to raise: € 5M 

 

The Netherlands – Cleantech/Energy – Ocean Energy 
The company offers power generating solutions and is the inventor and manufacturer of the most widely used tidal turbines. The solution has been successfully tested and validated at the world’s largest tidal array. The driver for tidal stream power generation is combatting climate change by reducing the CO2 emissions with a 100% renewable, 100% reliable and 100% predictable energy source. 
20 patents worldwide; weighted sales funnel 28m | TRL: 8 | TAM: 53bn annual market| Next Step: industrialization | Amount to raise: € 2M 

 

USA - Cleantech/Energy - PV-Coupled Energy Storage Technology  
Austin based energy storage startup that has developed a panel-level energy storage technology that directly PV-couples to solar panels on rooftops. Their decentralized approach aligns with the macro trend of module level power electronics (MLPE) and locates the energy storage at the point of generation. Their PV-Couped architecture eliminates the uncertainty of where to site the energy storage system, at higher efficiency and at a lower cost than competing technologies. Further, directly buffering the sun’s energy into the battery can push the DC to AC ratio above 2 which reduces the amount of solar inverter and electrical balance of system by 40%. At 1kWh per unit, the form-factor is ideally suited to high volume contract manufacturing which they are currently ramping with the global leader. Enabling this format is their patented passive thermal management design that prevents the lithium ion batteries from exceeding 40°C directly underneath solar panels which has been validated at NREL.  
C&I Solar Market | TRL: 7 | TAM € 13.9bn | Next Step: Volume Manufacturing with CM | Closed € 4.2M SEED in Q3, 2020; Targeting € 10M+ Series A in 2021

 

Israel - Cleantech/Smart Infrastructure- Highly Efficient, Natural, Day-Lighting System 
In a perfect world, our homes and work places would have been lit by natural sunlight throughout the day, yet we spend over 90% of our lives under unhealthy energy wasting artificial lighting. Seeking to remedy this situation we had developed a patented, highly efficient, yet fully static sunlight harvesting system, enabling Lighting Designers, Architects, and Urban Planners to effectively utilize natural sunlight for adaptable illumination of previously poorly lit spaces, in both existing and new buildings. Delivering full spectrum natural light with adjustable heating, at zero energy costs, for wellbeing and energy efficiency.  
4 Patents Worldwide; 3 large projects 2021 | TRL: 8 | TAM: 35 B € | Next Step: Scaling Up| Amount to raise: € 2M

Africa - Fintech - Cleantech/Energy - Revolutionising Social Elevation in Africa  
Founded by 5 senior serial entrepreneurs with African roots, the start-up aims fixing the main infrastructure issue in Africa, electricity, which is stil non pervasive, unstable, unaffordable to more than 50% of African people (600M).
The start-up has built-up a decentralised mobile app services, powered by Blockchain, for involving stake-holders across the world for Financing, Deploying autonomous digital Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa and Empowering local African customers' business (households and  SMBs) through  a e-marketplace with an embedded mobile money & crypto payments.
The startup will open 4 subsidiaries in 2021, Madagascar, Togo & Benin in Q1 and Nigeria in Q4.

Exclusive SHS distribution agreement with a global mobile telecommunication operator | TRL: 8 | TAM: + $50B | Amount sought: € 1M



Tuesday, January 12th 2021

The 2021 edition of BlueInvest Day, which aims to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, will take place on 26 January.


BlueInvest Day 2021, join us for this event on January 26
We are delighted to invite you to BlueInvest Day 2021. This year's online edition will have some exciting new features. We're scaling up on matching investment activities toward sustainable solutions to support the EU Green Deal. You will get the opportunity to meet more entrepreneurs, more investors, more corporates, more enablers and benefit from more business opportunities.

BlueInvest aims to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, by supporting readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups. It is enabled by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
 
What to expect:
  • Business-to-Investor matchmaking & networking opportunities
  • Inspiring talks and investor/corporate panels and roundtables
  • BlueInvest Awards | A Pitch Battle
  • Investor virtual booths featuring their Blue Economy fund, open to receiving a number of pitch decks and 1:1 meetings
  • Stakeholder virtual booths featuring their specific activities to support SMEs and start-up growth
 
Interested? Click here  to register.
 
BlueInvest 2020 recorded over 1000 meetings and many impactful connections and business relationships. Click here  to watch last year's recap video.
 
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us on: sherif.labib@pwc.com  or blue-invest@lu.pwc.com .
 
We look forward to meeting you!

We are very pleased to announce you an exclusive e-pitch session we are organising in collaboration with Solar Impulse Foundation and Air Liquide on December 10th at 17:00 CET.


JOIN THE SOLAR IMPULSE x AIR LIQUIDE EPITCH ON DECEMBER 10th AT 5:00PM CET
Once again, this e-pitch is exclusively for Solar Impulse Labelled Solutions
Witness 5 of the finest startups pitching directly to you online.
Register by clicking here.

Here is the selection:

FRANCE – Decarbonized Energy & Industry - A “Split Water Electrolysis” Technology
The start-up has developed an integrated breakthrough process to supply hydrogen directly under pressure, without mechanical compressor. First solutions (100 to 300 bar) are proposed for small to medium size applications: drones, labs, hydrogen genset, small fleets of hydrogen vehicles. With the same basic architecture, a scale-up is in progress which will lead to the design of a powerful electrolyser of 1 MW elementary unit, with a breakthrough “stack” easy to assemble and to maintain. It will address mobility & industry markets with new models of centralized/decentralized value chain for hydrogen supply.

8 patents worldwide; 1 business contract; 3 demonstrators | TRL: 6 | TAM: €20bn | Next Step: Scale up | Amount to raise: EUR 15m
 

USA - Cleantech/Energy – Renewable hydrogen from any organic material including waste streams
Joint venture of two US companies working to develop and commercialize technologies that produce clean renewable energy from waste.  Our patented, modular, scalable technologies produce pure hydrogen at costs rivaling those of large-scale hydrogen facilities but without releasing greenhouse gases (CO2, CO) that traditional hydrogen processes produce.  By using renewable feedstocks, this hydrogen is considered green (renewable) hydrogen that is in high demand in a growing market.

25 patents worldwide| TRL: 7 | TAM: €99bn | Next Step: Scaling up | Amount to raise: €8.36m
 

FRANCE – Cleantech/Energy – Liquid hydrogen carrier
The SME has developed a silicon-based molecule able to carry hydrogen at standard conditions. This solution is easy to transport and store during long periods of time with no loss of hydrogen. In addition, is carries 7 times more hydrogen in it than conventionnel compressed gas at 200 bars. As non-organic, it also contributes to reduce the carbon print and the processes of charging and releasing hydrogen are conceived to use renewable energies. After proving the concept at small scale, the SME is through a two-year development plan to prove the concept at industrial scale.

10 patents worldwide| TRL: 6 | TAM: €200bn | Next Step: industrialization | Amount to raise: EUR 15m
 

GERMANY - Cleantech/Transportation - Conversion of conventional engines to hydrogen
With a cumulative experience of over 30 years in hydrogen a team of former BMW and MAN engineers developed a modular and highly scalable concept to convert conventional combustion engines to zero-emission hydrogen engines. With existing production infrastructures worldwide, the product has a faster time to market than any other alternative propulsion technology. A TCO on diesel parity allows end-users to continue their existing business models. In 2021 the solution will be installed into heavy-duty demonstrator vehicles within three different projects funded by the EIC, the Bavarian, as well as the German government, respectively.

5 patents pending; 3 contracts since 2019 | TRL: 6-7 | TAM: €3.2 mio. Vehicles | Next Step: Scaling Up | Amount to raise: EUR 15m
 

SWITZERLAND & FRANCE - Cleantech/Mobility – Electric-Hydrogen propulsion solutions
 
Pioneer of High-Power Electric Hydrogen, the company operates since nearly a decade as developer and integrator of new technologies in the area of mobility.
The company’s expertise lies in the cutting-edge engineering solutions for special high-power applications, such as race cars, trucks, and other heavy-duty vehicles, allowing major industrial players’ contribution into the evolution of energy mix.
8 Electric Hydrogen powered racing models were launched in the last 10 years and 2 fully operational Hydrogen heavy duty trucks prototypes will hit the road in Q1 2021.
 
6 contracts for 2020 | TRL: from 7 to 9 | TAM: > €50bn | Next Step: project execution & growth management | Amount to raise: EUR 0m (no fund raising)

 


Wednesday, December 2nd 2020
Join the InvestHorizon e-pitch Session on December the 8th at 5:00pm
Our next InvestHorizon pitch session organized by EuroQuity will be held online on December the 8th at 5:00 PM CEST.
8 deeptech companies will be presented.

All these Serie A companies are part of the European InvestHorizon acceleration program, and are looking for funds to continue their growth.
 

MedTech/ Assistive Technology  
Smart glasses for visually impaired people to improve mobility and personal autonomy. Biel Glasses’ advanced technology combines 3D vision, AI and mixed reality, forming the only solution for low vision patients, that utilizes their remaining visual capacity. Raised more than 450k in R&I, awarded with several start-up and technology prizes, such as “Tech for Good” at GITEX Technology Week Dubai - recognizing the start-up with the most significant achievement of the last 12 months | 3M€ sought – Spain 

GreenTech/ Solar Energy / Floating solar
We are building innovative floating systems, which help solar panel producers to reduce construction costs of power plants, to increase efficiency of solar panels and to unlock new market opportunities. Partner with the number of solar panel producers - Winner of the Most Innovative Solar Generation Solutions, 2019, France - Winner of the 4th Shanghai- Yangpu Star of Startups Global Contest, 2019, China - Founder is the winner of the Women in GreenTech Award, 2018 |1.3M€ sought – Portugal

MedTech / Biotech / Cancer Diagnostics 
Disruptive in vivo immunoassay platform technology merging photonics, molecular biology, chemistry and biomedical engineering in a single microprobe to provide real-time, in vivo, numerical based diagnostics results for cancer biomarkers, infectious disseases and several other scale-up clinical targets. Technology validated in the pre-clinical stage, kicking off clinical trials with c.a. 200 Patients in H1’21. One of the biggest ever SME Instrument Horizon2020 co-funded project, 2020 EC Innovation Radar Prize for “Women-led Innovation” | 5-10M€ sought – Poland 

AI/ML digital solution 
We have developed an intelligent decision-support solution for boats and small vessels that continuously monitors the motions, speed and environment of a vessel, processes the data and makes predictions to provide operators with the right insights to improve decisions to optimize speed and heading to ensure that each trip is safe, comfortable and efficient. Connected to a fleet management system where all trips are monitored and logged to keep track of when, how, and by whom each vessel is operated. Partners with the Icelandic Coast Guard, Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, and Norwegian Sea Rescue Society. Case study project ongoing with Google Coral, PerceptiLabs and the Icelandic Coast Guard | Selected as startup participant in the PortXL Rotterdam accelerator program 2020 | LOIs and pilots in place with leading commercial operators and insurers | 2M€ sought – Islande 

Edtech
Hybrid (home & school-based) K12 education system supporting teachers both in curriculum delivery and in professional development. Our mission is to give children play & learn experience of the 21st century combining manual hands-on projects with programming, 3D design, robotics and 3D printing. USP lies in proprietary software making play & learn methodology, modular brick system, programmable robotic designs, and patentable 3D printing solutions all working together. Our tech is scalable via integration with virtual classroom management solutions and external 3D printers.
Deloitte Fast 50 Central Europe (9th place) 2020 Raising Stars, finalist of the Global Education Startup Awards the most prestigious competition for EdTech startups. | 1M€ sought – Poland

Embedded software / Automotive and Gaming / New softkey behavior
We make a new behavior for “virtual” softkeys in touch screens that feels like real buttons and makes it possible to perform tasks in touch screens without looking at the screen. Suitable to any existing touch units, only depending on the vibration engine standard in most touch units. The company delivers to existing touch interfaces in the automotive, maritime, Industry 4.0 and mobile gaming. Signed partnerships with TOP 3 global software contractors to Maritime and OEM´s touch screens respectively - Finalist of the 2020 the "Maritime Stars" award by Marcod and Danish Industry-body and awarded the EU's HorizonInvest2020 "Seal of excellence" – granted US patent | 2M€ sought – Denmark

IOT / AI / SMART CITY - The new Internet 5.0
We are launching tools for developers so they can reduce costs by 10/1 when developing online services and industrial applications. The company is disrupting the web linking technology and enabling monetization of the IOT value chain among domain and network owners. Data can be shared in real time horizontally and opens a new blue ocean market for better data exchange. Pre-qualified for the largest airport project in the world in Dubai. Awarded Seal of Excellence from EU Horizon 2020. Winner of Seed Forum achievements award – 400K in pre-launch revenue and customer on waiting list | 2.M€ sought – Norway

 
DeepTech
We provide traceability marking technologies across industries where source of origin, traceability, authenticity, brand protection, security and quality process have a strong added-value. Our tracers are bio-nutrient marking intrinsically livingstock and plants and are irrefutable even after manufacturing processes. Development of a portable Laser reader to provide real-time authenticity - EIC 2020 Seal of Excellence – 2 World patents – LOI signed with major Food (premixes, food additives) and Luxury (leather and gold) companies . 4.2M€ sought – France
 

 
 


Monday, November 30th 2020

Introducing 5 Belgian companies looking for tickets between 0,5 M and 17 M EUR.

HoHoho… Christmas is coming…What would you ask this year from Santa? What would you put on your wish list?


Join the next Belgian E-Pitch session on December 10th at 5:00 PM CET
 No doubt, the wishes to Santa Claus will be a little bit different compared to previous years. However, one thing we are pretty much certain of is that all startups looking for funds would love to see their current fundraising closed by the end of the year. Maybe this year you could be their Santa 🎅 !?

As we want to help you with that, we've selected 5 great companies to join this last EuroQuity e-pitch session of 2020. Together, these five companies are looking for €28M. If you want to discover more, register now for the session and offer these startups their Best Christmas ever!

Register now


The selection is as follows:
 
BioTech - Antiviral Therapies
The company is harnessing its VHH technology platform to generate antiviral therapies providing broad protection against viral infections. It is a spin out from VIB, based on the work of Professor Drs Xavier Saelens and Nico Callewaert. XVR011, its lead compound for treatment and prophylaxis of COVID-19, is a VHH linked to an effector function silenced Fc which neutralizes against viral infection by binding to the RBD of the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. It has a broad coverage, cross-reactive with SARS-CoV-1, SARS COV-2 and another bat coronavirus, binds to a highly conserved epitope and is expected to be less prone to genetic pressure to mutate.
CMC collaboration with UCB Belgium for process development and manufacture of GMP material for first clinical trial. Phase 1b planned in Q1 2021. It raised 23M earlier this year, backed by blue chip investors led by Fund+, VIB, UCB Ventures, SFPI-FPIM, V-Bio and several Belgian Family Offices and is now looking to raise an additional 17M as its progresses into the clinic. Next Step: clinical trial | 17M€ sought
 

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Industry | Artificial Intelligence
With high-tech privacy, accuracy and precision, the company develops next-generation decision making technology in finance, energy, security, defense, and healthcare domains. Hybrid Core It navigates decision makers via strategic foresight and intelligent dash boarding platforms by providing advanced data analytics and multiple future scenarios simulations. One of their projects, SmartNavigator —in partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology— is awarded by the EU Commission. Another project, AI-Powered Advanced Red Teaming (APART)—in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—  was accredited by the US Homeland Security ecosystem at a high-level international summit. Accordingly, the company has credible R&D partners in Europe and the US, and renown names in their advisory board. Their uniqueness stems from innovative methodologies for high accuracy and full privacy, reusable models and technology, and hybrid intelligence.  The company is a game-changer and frontier in the algorithmic decision systems.
Strong human capital, Academia & industry partnership, Extensive network and credibility | Next Step: Product ready and market entry | 2M€ sought
 
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Digital - Food Delivery
Finally an ethical alternative compared to Deliveroo and Uber Eats! The delivery sector has been booming for the past ten years and its growth is accelerating during the Covid period. The company developped a platform offering a better service for both restaurants and customers at a lower price compared to the 2 main players that dominate the market. The start-up has managed to capture the market, is growing rapidly and has already engaged the best restaurants in the city.
Solution operational, restaurants are signing up. Next step: optimize logistics and entry French market (Paris) | 500k€ sought
 
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HealthTech | Next generation sleep apnea solutions
Medical Device company transforming patient diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea, a highly prevalent sleep disorder with close to 1 billion persons concerned. Company has developed a 3-gram sensor to diagnose sleep apnea from home, with unprecedented clinical results.  It is the only certified medical device with fully automated analysis demonstrating agreement over 90% with in-lab sleep studies, at a fraction of the cost. Patients, caregiver and insurers stand to benefit greatly from a solution to current highly cumbersome, expensive and time-consuming diagnostics systems. The sensor is also part of a no-surgery therapy, with clinical results equal to latest implanted devices. A solution for the 35% patients non-compliant with current standard of care.
Technology is close to reimbursement with a Forfait Innovation to start in 2021 in France (600k sleep tests per year) |Next Step: acceptance for reimbursement | 5M€ sought
 

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PropTech | Real Estate Franchisor
The scale-up is a real estate franchisor active in the residential sector which offers products & services to its real estate agencies. In order to save time and gain in efficiency, they digitize and optimize the whole workflow processes of a real estate agency and they optimize the entire residential real estate transactions lifecycle. Basically, they help our real estate agencies be more efficient so their agents can focus on what they do best which is managing the human, relational & commercial aspects of a transaction, in order to drive more sales and grow faster.
>80 collaborators & 4,2M€ turnover / Exclusive residential partner with BNP Paribas Real Estate | Series A of 4M€ launched (75% are already secured), <1M€ soughts
 
Only registrants will receive via email:
  • The day of the pitch: the access link
  • The day after the pitch: the EuroQuity links of the companies that pitched.
We look forward to seeing you all on December 10 at 5 p.m.

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Monday, November 30th 2020

Five European companies will be showcasing their blue renewable energy production solutions.


BlueInvest and EIPP join forces and will be introducing blue renewable energy production solutions next 16th of December at 4:00 PM CET
BlueInvest and the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) are delighted to present the 4th edition of the BlueInvest e-pitch session, which will be held online on Wed 16 December at 4:00 PM CET. If you are interested but not available, you are welcome to register to access the recorded session.

This session features European companies with innovative and sustainable technologies for renewable energy production.

BlueInvest is an EU initiative to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy by supporting readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups. It is enabled by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

The European Investment Project Portal   is an EU matchmaking portal, enabling EU-based project promoters – public or private – to reach potential investors worldwide. It is a free service offered by the European Commission and is part of the Investment Plan for Europe, aiming mobilise investment, boost economic growth, and create jobs across the EU.
We hope to see you on Wed 16 December, 4:00 PM CET.
 
 

Marine Performance System
MarineTech / Fluidic Air Lubrication / Cleaner Shipping

Our patented solution, FluidicAL, enables the transition to Green Shipping - Ecologic and business logic. Our advanced Fluidic Air Lubrication solution, FluidicAL, enables Shipowners to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and fuel costs by 8-12% with a 2-3 years’ payback period as a retrofit solution or part of new ship designs.
First installation successful, results confirm the savings potential of 8-12%. Received Solar Impulse Label. won 1st prize in EU BlueEconomy, Van Oord Offshore Innovation Challenge, and a finalist in Seatrade Maritime Asia Award. | TRL 9 | TAM: 21.6B EUR retrofit | Next step: Build a pipeline and scale up operations | 4.5M EUR sought - The Netherlands

X1 Wind
Renewable Energy Production / Industry for SMEs & Mid-Caps

Our company is developing an innovative floating wind concept to make a step-change in the offshore wind sector by providing a reliable, low-cost solution that can be installed at sea in deep waters. Our solution, conceived by one of its founders at MIT, combines the advantages of different offshore technologies into a smarter integrated design, reducing dramatically the amount of steel required while allowing a simple installation and maintenance. The concept has been proven at a small-scale and we are now fabricating a prototype to be installed in the Canary Islands in Dec 2020. Received a number of prizes and recognition as one of the most startups in the cleantech sector with more potential from institutions like Innoenergy, H2020, or Singularity University; Received LOI and signed collaboration agreements with the first potential clients willing to see our technology proven and ready to be launched to the market. | € 1.5M sought – Spain
 
PowerUp
Renewable Energy Production / New Technologies and Transport Greening
We solve the problem of providing clean energy with portability by delivering a fuel cell generator solution. We develop products that meet the ever-growing need for reliable hydrogen fuel cell systems. The company’s initial product offering will consist of a hydrogen fuel cell electric generator UP400 with replaceable and refillable hydrogen tanks. Our aim is to bring technology that is currently used in space machinery to conventional consumers. Customers include the maritime, automotive, and military industries. Obtained grants and awards such as Horizon SME Instrument Phase 1, Enterprise Estonia grants, Climate-KIC, etc. Partnerships with industrial gas companies as well as other companies producing hydrogen gas on a smaller scale. € 1M sought – Estonia

Seawind
Renewable Energy Production / Industry for SMEs & Mid-Cap

Seawind Ocean Technology is a technology development company and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), producing the next generation of floating, fully integrated wind turbines. We are active in France, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, and the UK where we have started marketing our two prototypes, Seawind 6 (6,2 MW) and Seawind 12 (12.2MW). Both are two-bladed wind turbines with a teetering hinge on a semi-submersible concrete floating foundation. We provide a fully integrated floating wind turbine system installed at sea. Our technology is certified by the reputable accreditation society DNV GL (type D certification). As an innovative disruptor in the wind industry, Seawind’s prototype design principles make the wind turbine much simpler with significantly fewer parts, therefore less weight, reduced propensity to mechanical failures and frequency of maintenance visits. All the above reduce OpEx and CapEx, bring down the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and extend system lifetime. We are leading a Horizon 2020 Green Deal EU research grant application dedicated to floating wind turbines with distinguished project partners. Received the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” label, is member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and the Offshore Coalition; deals with parts manufactures including ABB and Airbus for the wind turbine are concluded. € 23 M sought – The Netherlands

Tresoil
Renewable Energy Production / Resource Efficiency and Environmental Protection / Blue Economy

The Ocean Retriever ship is a specialised factory ship that tours every port to each Canary Island, collecting large bales of unrecyclable plastics, to process into clean hydrogen for island mobility. The marine factory vessel Ocean Retriever will collect free of charge, and process all unrecyclable plastics collected port-side in large bales, plastics, worn tires, and other toxic waste (RDF), then immediately processing the waste into hydrogen(H2) while in port and while travelling to its next port of call. Each port will accumulate this plastic in large bales and worn tires port-side until the pre-arranged collection scheduled date. The green low-cost hydrogen for sale to each island. Received Horizon 2020 "Seal of Excellence" certificate | 30 M€ sought – Romania/UK
 

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ESA, EBAN Space, and EuroQuity join forces and will present the last edition of “Space Now” Virtual Investor Forum", which will be held online on December 3 05:00 PM CET. In addition, Jan Wörner, ESA Director General, will introduce the session with a short presentation about “The role of private investment in space”.


The last edition of "Space Now Virtual Investor Forum" with ESA will be held on December 3 at 05:00 PM CET
EuroQuity invites you next December 3 at 05:00 PM CET to witness the last session of “Space Now” Virtual Investor Forum, organised by EBAN SpaceEuropean Space Agency  and Euroquity, in which we will present 4 space-tech companies looking to scale up. You can register now .

This time, Jan Wörner, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services at ESA, will introduce the session with a short presentation about "The role of private investment in space." Then, four companies will be showcasing their businesses in front of investors and will be evaluated by a jury. 

One company will be invited to pitch at the ESA Investment Forum on December 9, held during the European Space Week in Germany. Each Virtual Investor Forum will be opened by a keynote speech from an ESA Director. 
 

Join us by registering here: https://forms.gle/17bjiUUVR7xDGgfq7


Space / Telecommunication / Satellites
We develop telecommunication hard- and software for space and terrestrial applications. Specific products offered are a communication system and patch antenna for small satellites. This antenna is also the basis for a GNSS terminal (navigation) and a Phased Array Antenna (PAA) used in mobility applications and ground stations. INNOspace Masters 2019 3rd place, IGLUNA 2020 Space Award, ESA BIC Bavaria Incubatee, 2 technical research papers published | TRL: 3-8 | TAM: 200M€ | Next Step : Product market entry, in-orbit demonstration mission | 1.2M€ sought – Germany/Luxembourg

Space / Data 
We transform space images into useful insights in order to understand what is happening and what will happen on earth. Our SaaS platform collects images from satellites and applies AI to display information on easy to use dashboards with a zero code approach. - Traction with POCs and paying customers - Second place at the Digital Innovation Challenge of the European Commission | TRL: 9 - Raised almost 1M€ in public grants - Next step: 15 new Municipalities as recurring revenues | Raising 2M€ from VC - Italy

Space / Nanosatellites-cubesats
We are an innovative company focusing on design, development and production of the nanosatellites-cubesats. Our company is a small satellite mission integrator focused on delivering innovative and reliable nanosatellite solution, platforms and components. The company is very strong in the field of design, development and testing of fundamental small satellite and their components, such as an onboard computers, power system units, communication modules, solar panels, etc. The goal is to bring simple and effective solutions thanks to our Plug-and-Play CubeSat platform. | Slovakia

Space / Cloud platform / Satellite operations
We offer a single cloud-based platform for satellite operations and ground station services, allowing to reduce mission budget by 80%. Satellite operations requires both mission control and ground station services, which can can amount to over 2/3 of a mission budget. Most current mission control software is expensive and not scalable since mission control software is developed from scratch for each satellite mission, and Many solutions do not support multi-satellite constellations and require highly qualified expertise.
Current ground stations services do not allow for large radio coverage at an affordable price:

  • A satellite is usually connected to a single ground station network, which provides a limited connectivity,

  • Connection to an additional ground station networks requires high integration costs.

Spaceit’s end-to-end infrastructure operates as a marketplace for satellite operations and ground station services, including satellite operations and Ground station services. | Estonia

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In collaboration with the Solar Impulse Foundation and its global network of profitable solutions to protect the environment, we are organizing our first ever e-pitch with a US focus. The companies pitching on November 19th at 17:00 pm CET / 11:00 am ET will US-based and raising Seed or Series A rounds.


E-Pitch USA with the Solar Impulse Foundation
Once again, this e-pitch is exclusively for Solar Impulse Labelled Solutions
Witness 5 of the finest startups pitching directly to you online.
Register by clicking here.


Here is the selection:

USA - Wastewater decontamination - Plasma 'lightning' decontaminates wastewater
 
Company, focused in cleantech, is creating and commercializing a new generation of leading non-chemical, directed-energy water treatment technologies. Company’s product is the most advanced plasma water treatment in the world.
Company's leading-edge plasma technology destroys PFAS 'forever chemicals', disinfects and oxidizes industrial water and wastewater, knocks down organic compounds, reduces treatment costs and GHG's, and strengthens regulatory compliance.
Seven patents and patent applications, many more to be filed |TRL – 8 |TAM - $125 billion|Next Steps – commercialization | Amount to raise - €5 to €7 million
 


USA – E-mobility/Software – platform for EV charging management and operations

Platform developed proprietary software technology for the advance reservation of EV charging stations. It allows drivers to book charging stations together with complementary services. The company operates EV charging stations near retail and hospitality locations, enabling businesses to boost utilization of chargers, enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Startup’s software is hardware-agnostic, approved by top-manufacturers of EV charging equipment. 
$1.6M revenue pipeline |TRL: 9 | Next Step: large-scale industrialization | Amount to raise: $1,5M
 
USA - Cleantech/Ocean Energy – Offshore Power and Data using Ocean Wave Energy

Spin-off from UC Berkeley and Cyclotron Road (LBNL) in 2016,  we have developed a wave energy converter and data platform technology, which operates fully submerged in the ocean to produce reliable and clean electricity. The solution is enabled by a revolutionary approach to shut the device down in storm conditions.
Our pilot unit is currently being manufactured to be tested offshore in San Diego, California next spring 2021 and anchors have been installed in fall 2020.
The startup is planning to start series production and expansion with pilot customers in mid 2020 including an eco-resort in French Polynesia.
4 patents worldwide; Secured  €10M+ in US DOE contracts | TRL: 6 | TAM: €2.5bn initial, €20-50bn island markets| Next Step: industrialization | Amount to raise: €300k
 

USA - Construction - Rollable concrete

A low-carbon, rollable alternative to conventional poured-in-place concrete.  Shipped dry in large rolls, deployed to any job site, requires only minimal plant/labor resources to install.  Upon hydration, the membrane hardens into a thin, durable layer of concrete with a waterproof backing
26 patents worldwide | TRL: 5 | TAM: $20bn | Next Step: industrialization | Raising: $2m
 
  
USA – Sustainability/Food Recovery – Enzymatic Digestion

We recover food from supermarkets and produce upcycled liquid fertilizers and dried pet food ingredients. We have 5 existing patents and 4 patents pending. In the US alone, there is more than 3 million tons/year of recoverable food from supermarkets. The global pet food market is US96 billion.
Given the high level of interest in sustainability, and in plant-based foods, we expect substantial and growing demand for our products.
Our technology is basic infrastructure and should be established in every major metropolitan market in the US, Europe, and elsewhere around the globe.
5+ patents worldwide; over €5m in 2019 revenue / TRL: 7 / TAM: €82bn | Next Step: Scaling up | Amount to raise: €20m
 


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