Best Innovation at RAC Cooling Industry Awards
The black ties were on for the Grid Edge team this September, as we were delighted to be announced as winners of the Best Innovation Award at the 2019 RAC Cooling Industry Awards in London. HVAC duty is one of the biggest contributors to building operators' energy costs and carbon emissions, but it is also one of the least utilised sources of flexibility, which our energy system needs to achieve net zero carbon. The Cooling Awards proved to be a great opportunity to see the emerging technologies that can solve this challenge and Grid Edge was honoured to be recognised in this by our industry peers.
Grid Edge at Mobile World Congress
What a whirlwind few days it has been for Grid Edge, as we took part in the KPMG Best British Tech Start Up Finals at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Having been selected as the Midlands winner of the search for the UK’s best start up, we had the opportunity to join the four other regional winners from across the UK to pitch our technology to a global audience of technology leaders and entrepreneurs. With more than 100,000 visitors expected to attend the MWC exhibition this was a fantastic opportunity to share our vision for empowering consumers to become active and intelligent participants in the energy system, and to promote the ground-breaking work that our customers are doing with the deployment of predictive AI to optimise their building’s energy profile.
See more from the KPMG Best British Tech Start Up competition here: https://www.kpmgenterprise.co.uk/media/1620/best-british-tech-startup-2019-final-highlights-from-mobile-world-congress.mp4
Britain’s Best Tech Start Up (Midlands edition)
The whole Grid Edge team were absolutely delighted that Grid Edge was announced as the Midlands winners of the KPMG Best British Tech Start Up Awards.
There are lots of truly great tech start ups and entrepreneurs in the Midlands that continue to be an inspiration for us, so we're very proud and humbled to be recognised in this way. As winners, Grid Edge will now go on to take part in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, where we will pit our wits against the best start ups from across the world.
Awards like this would never have been possible without the continued support and enthusiasm of our customers and technology partners who share our vision for changing the way that people use energy.
Nos vemos en Barcelona!
A sign of the Times
Grid Edge was delighted to be included in this Raconteur Special Report on 'AI for Business' for the Times newspaper. There is no doubt that AI and data are already transforming many industries and busienss models, but what does this mean for the energy sector?
Read the report and find out:
Making flexibility work for building operators
Grid Edge has been recognised as one of the successful finalists from EDF Energy's Blue Lab Challenge. Our game-changing collaboration with EDF Energy seeks to explore new ways to empower commercial energy consumers through predictive-AI and enable them to co-create value with their supplier.
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Making a splash in Cannes
An international trip for the Grid Edge team, as we were recognised as a finalist at the MIPIM Global PropTech Awards for Start Ups. It was great to meet the other fantastic finalists who are bringing innovation to the property industry and a wonderful opportunity to share our vision of empowering building energy consumers with AI on the international stage. And a funky award trophy too!
A new frontier on the Auto-Grid-Edge
Grid Edge is pleased to announce that we will be joining forces with Nortech Management, Bytesnap and Aston University as part of a £1million collaborative R&D project to develop and demonstrate a new communication and control platform for Vehicle-to-Grid / Building (V2G / V2B) systems that ensures distribution network voltage and/or thermal limits are not breached . The project - VIGIL - has been part-funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in partnership with Innovate UK. The project will also investigate the impact of charging/discharging and power quality issues on battery performance.
Grid Edge wins 'Best Start Up' at 2016 Silicon Canal Tech Awards
"We are delighted to have won the ‘Best Start-Up’ Award at the 2016 Silicon Canal Tech Awards, held at Boxxed, Birmingham on Thursday 3rd November.
Winning this award really caps off an incredible year for Grid Edge. We founded Grid Edge because we saw that poor energy management was costing building owners more than £4billion per year. And it’s a problem that’s getting worse. Building owners not only face the prospect of rising energy costs but they also need to respond to the changing technical environment they find themselves in. We call this problem “buildings behaving badly!” But of course it doesn’t have to be this way. Our Artificial Intelligence software works in harmony with a building’s existing energy management system and provides a bolt-on solution to intelligently control and optimise complex building energy loads.
We proud to be part of Birmingham’s fast-growing tech scene and delighted to be recognised by our industry peers in this way.”
The 2016 Silicon Canal Tech Awards, organised by Silicon Canal, celebrate the best technology companies in Birmingham. Silicon Canal is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of building a bigger, stronger tech ecosystem for Greater Birmingham.