Innovation Summit Bold Ideas Challenge (POWER)

Start-ups: Innovate in Energy and Power Distribution!

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The Schneider Electric Exchange Challenge POWER Start-ups!

The Final Event of the Exchange Challenge POWER Start-ups took place on Friday, April 6th at the 2018 Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Paris!

The 10 finalist start-ups pitched their project in front of a Jury composed of Schneider Electric's top management team and other prestigious members.

Find out about the final ranking!



And the winners are...

BeON Energy

The winning Portugees start-up BeON Energy has developed a DIY solar KIT that allows everybody to connect safely the system to a conventional wall socket, turning a solar panel into Home Appliance

Rui Beon, CEO

HELIOS Exchange

The second American start-up HELIOS Exchange proposes to use open-data, AI and advanced analytics to accelerate energy efficiency at urban scale

Pierre Trevet, Co-Founder & CEO

Ecolibrium Energy

The third Indian start-up Ecolibrium Energy proposes a solution called SmartSense, which empowers enterprises to Improve their Asset Efficiency With IOT powered Predictive Analytics. It ensures early detection of machine fault using just electrical data -with no vibration/thermal

Harit Soni, Founder & CEO

Elum Energy

The fourth French start-up Elum Energy proposes to simplify and increase the profitability of distributed energy systems, including solar panels and energy storage batteries through its Energy OS software platform

Anna Lenaerts, Business Development & Product Manager


The fifth English start-up Pavegen proposes to convert footsteps into off-grid energy, rich data and rewards. Their technology connects people to sustainability and smart cities, creating powerful, lasting experiences

Laurence Kemball-CookCEO