15 apr How we ‘Warmed Up’ Towards a Sustainable Energy System
On the 8th of April, we went into the ‘TNO Studio’, to host Warming Up Towards a Sustainable Energy System. This was the first warm-up for a series of events that we will be organizing for the TekDelta community on sustainable energy. We invited 4 innovative scale-ups to take the stage and present how they see the future of sustainable energy and how they will play a role in this. In addition, our keynote speaker Member of the European Parliament Mohammed Chahim showed us what role governments can play to realize a sustainable energy system. Let us introduce you to the 4 innovative scale-ups that are shaping the future of energy:
First up, was DENS the scale-up that is providing emission-free power on demand. According to DENS ‘In the future, all energy is generated from renewable sources and transported via the grid or through different energy carriers’. DENS’ power generator provides clean energy on demand by using the liquid organic hydrogen carrier hydrozine. The emissions from the fuel consumption are the building blocks for the fuel itself, making it 100% renewable. Its liquid state makes it easy to store and transport. The future is clean energy with the push of a button!
Next was Envitron. This scale-up believes that in the future, energy will be reliant on high-quality data for optimal use of local energy. Their solution can gather data from different platforms and installations and process data for steering monitoring and ultimately balancing the energy grid locally. They have made an independent energy management system to help companies control energy, save money and reduce emissions.
SKOON claims that clean energy will be run by online platforms in 2030. Their online marketplace is the world’s first battery and energy carrier sharing platform for clean and mobile energy. With their platform they connect energy users and battery owners to make clean energy easy and accessible, providing a clean and financially competitive alternative to diesel power.
The last to take the stage was Venturi. The future of sustainable air travel is electric! Venturi is a startup that wants to revolutionize the way we travel with their 100% electric regional commuter aircraft. Venturi’s Echelon1 will be the world’s first fully-electric aircraft designed to seat 50 passengers (or payload: 6000 kg) a flight distance of 1000 km and at an average cruising speed of 500 km/h. Venturi’s Echelon1 will be designed using the latest developments in battery technology, energy efficient aerodynamic design, electric engine configuration & an all fly-by-wire flight control system
Matches between these scale-ups and our partners were made on the spot! Together with other TekDelta startups, they’ll be exploring business opportunities at our next event, TekDelta Connects, on the 20th of April.
The future of sustainable energy depends on innovations like the ones presented by these scale-ups. At the same time, our keynote speaker Mohammed Chahim (MEP) explained that the role of governments has to transform too. They have to take on the role of co-investor, rather than focus on legislative measures, which often need lots of time to have an effect. Moreover, ‘governments need to make sustainable choices the only rewardable choice’. The way forward is to democratize, decentralize, decarbonize and of course digitalize the system. We’ll be diving into this theme even more with our TekDelta community in follow-up events these coming weeks. Want to share how you are changing the energy system with tech innovation? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next ‘Warming Up’ will be on June 22nd, and TekDelta Connects on July 7th! This time the focus will be on mobility, smart living and logistics systems. More info? Email: email@example.com.