ENERGIOT finalist in the EDF Pulse Awards 2020
The IMB-CNM's technology-based company, Energiot, is one of the 12 finalists in the seventh edition of the EDF Pulse start-up Awards, organized by the largest French energy company. Energiot has developed autonomous IoT sensors that recharge from the magnetic field around overhead power lines, and collect data from the power transmission grid. These can be used to predict unexpected events and produce detailed maps of power transmission lines.
With a patented technology based on piezoelectricity (the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials as a result of mechanical pressure), the Spanish start-up Energiot has developed autonomous IoT sensors that recharge themselves from the magnetic field around overhead power lines, and collect an impressive amount of data from the power transmission grid. More specifically, they can be used to predict unexpected events and produce detailed maps of power transmission lines. Grid operators can then use this data to limit losses of electricity and reduce their operating costs by around 20%. Unlike other sensors available in the market, these generate no toxic waste whatsoever and are also between 5 and 10 times cheaper than other sensors.
Energiot founder Gonzalo Murillo is an electronics engineer with a doctorate in microelectronics, and leads a highly skilled team: electronics and telecoms engineer Mario Acosta, chemical engineer and COO Joana Cases, and business and marketing expert Pablo Ribeiro.
The EDF Pulse Awards
Since 2014, the EDF Pulse Start-up Awards have given a helping hand to European startups to develop new technological solutions for the electric field with solutions to improve environmental efficiency and connectivity. The award involves the development of a marketing and commercialization campaign; and an aid of up to € 80,000.
The award decision will be known on December 1st. The ceremony will take place during Electric Days, EDF’s innovation event, which can be followed by streaming.