SEaB Energy has been selected as a finalist for Canary Wharf Group’s Cognicity Challenge that aims to identify and accelerate the development of smart city technologies. If selected, the company’s patented micro power plants, which use food and bio waste as their fuel, will work alongside products from five other finalists to develop an interoperable suite of technologies that will transform Canary Wharf into a smarter and more sustainable city.
During its12-week residency, SEaB Energy will have the opportunity to develop their smart city technologies with specialist mentoring and training from experienced Canary Wharf Group executives and industry experts from other major partners, including Intel and InnovateUK.
“The concept of interoperability might be new to some, but it has been recognised by many experts as the key to creating a true smart city,” explains Mikele Brack, Head of Smart City Programmes for Cognicity. “The Cognicity Challenge aims to move beyond stand-alone solutions, with the technologies developed and piloted during the accelerator creating a fully integrated and interoperable suite of innovations.”
Sandra Sassow, CEO, SEaB Energy, said “We’re truly honoured to be selected by Cognicity to join this pilot project. This will now provide us with a high-profile arena to demonstrate how our waste-to-energy generators can be integrated into smart cities to help eliminate the need for waste movement and reduce the carbon footprint of waste whilst at the same time producing renewable energy, right where it is needed”.
The SEaB Energy team at the Cognicity Challenge launch event: Marinus Verbeek, Design Manager, Sandra Sassow, CEO and Nick Sassow, CTO
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