Partner Call: EIC beneficiaries are welcome to apply to ABB Electrification’s Startup Challenge
ABB Electrification’s Startup Challenge, in collaboration with Microsoft and SynerLeap, is scouting for startups. Applications are now being accepted, with three winners set to each receive $30,000 for project development. ABB will evaluate the applications continuously, and the application process will be closed as soon as the candidates are identified, at the latest 30 April. Are you interested? Don’t miss the call and apply here!
With a renewed global focus on emission reduction and energy efficiency, the competition theme for ABB Electrification’s 2021 Startup Challenge is ‘Speeding up Sustainability’. The corporate is focused on uncovering the world’s smartest thinkers to address how commercial buildings and industrial power applications can tap into disruptive technologies to enable a low-carbon society. Cutting-edge startups looking to shape the future needs of society through the creation of safe, smart and sustainable solutions are being invited to participate in the global competition that will leverage ABB’s product offering using technologies such as machine learning, AI and blockchain.
The 3 challenges
In collaboration with Microsoft and ABB’s global innovation growth hub, SynerLeap, the competition will seek out and select shortlisted startups who can deliver scalable solutions across three main categories: Smart Buildings, Smart Power and Distribution Solutions. Each category has defined criteria and will look at how data mining, automation and other applications can be used to optimize the digital future of commercial buildings, improve power consumption through greater visibility and apply digitalization to upgrade safety solutions and maintenance. For more information about these challenges, consult their web pages.
What’s in it for you
Three winning startups will each receive a $30,000 prize to jointly develop and work in collaboration with ABB and SynerLeap to bring their innovative ideas into the market through the ABB Ability Marketplace™. The winners will also benefit from marketing and networking support from ABB R&D experts and immediate access to ABB Electrification tools and its global customer base. The winners will also receive access to Microsoft experts, earn one-to-one business and technical coaching, and access Microsoft cloud technologies.
For further details and to apply by 30 April 2021, startups can visit www.collaborateandcommercialize.com. Interested companies that need more days to submit an application are asked to contact our helpdesk.