With Google’s recent acquisition of Nest and the launch of pan-European smart energy accelerator programs by both Rockstart and Startupbootcamp, it seems the energy vertical is having a bit of a moment right now.
From intelligent thermostats to solar charging backpacks, the Tech.EU compiled a list of some exciting European startups in the ‘smart energy’ space:
Tado /Munich, Germany/
Founded in 2011 by Christian Deilmann and Johannes Schwarz, Tado seems to be making the biggest strides forward in the increasingly crowded European smart thermostat market. Earlier this month, the company announced a cool 10 million euro funding round to fuel European expansion.
Changers /Potsdam, Germany/
Changers offers a smart solar charging system and community where users can produce their own energy for mobile devices and redeem rewards for their energy-saving behaviours. After facing a bankruptcy at the end of 2011, the company has since rebounded with a $1.5 million Series A round.
Smappee /Kortrijk, Belgium/
ounded by Stefan Grosjean, Smappee is a company developing solutions that foster sustainable energy consumption. The startup just launched its smart energy monitor in the UK, which identifies power-hungry devices and appliances in the home so users can take immediate action to intervene.
Tespack /Helsinki, Finland/
Tespack is a CleanTech startup specializing in wearable energy and mobile data. It offers a line of products – which include solar backpacks, and panels as well as outdoor equipment – aiming to bring solar charging to the mass market.
Qwiksense /Amsterdam, The Netherlands/
QwikSense, which participated in Rockstart Accelerator’s first smart energy accelerator program, wants to provide organizations with actionable data on how to improve the work environment and save energy at the same time.
To see the complete list follow this link to the full article on Tech.EU