On 29 January, 23 SMEs backed by the EIC pilot presented their solutions and business models to top Equinor representatives and had the chance to deliver detailed presentations in exploratory one-to-one meetings with relevant stakeholders and investors.
Speaking about the event, Kristin Aamodt, Managing Director at Equinor Technology Ventures, detailed its context and relevance: “For a start-up or SME it’s critical to get early feedback from a potential customer like Equinor. For Equinor, it enables us to tap into the most interesting innovations in the energy sector in Europe right now.”
Bjørn Kåre Viken, Vice President for Technology Collaboration at Equinor, outlined the enthusiasm and diversity of the companies he met: “I really liked the passion and the variety of ideas presented. Equinor is facing challenges today and will face new challenges tomorrow. It’s important for us to really get these good ideas and to see how we can implement them in our organisation.”
Learn more about the how the companies in attendance: Alerion Technologies, Cassantec, EMSc, EnduroSat, EnergyNest, Enging, EQS, ETME, Helbio, HWS Concrete Towers, Hydromea, HySilabs, iDrop, Insplorion Sensor Systems, Kitemill, Morphosense, Nerve Smart Systems, Nova Innovation, Otechos, Sensia, Soltigua, Wind Inertia Technologies and ZapGo.
You can also see pictures from the event in the EIC Community, the virtual meeting-place where companies funded by the EIC pilot can connect, find investors and leverage potential businesses partnerships.
This was the first EIC Corporate Day of 2019, following 15 successful initiatives that since 2017 have matched over 300 companies backed by the EIC pilot funding programmes with some of Europe’s largest corporates. The next Corporate Day organised by the EIC pilot Business Acceleration Services will match some of the best SMEs working in personal care and healthcare with Evonik in Essen, Germany.