Cognicity Challenge Second Wave Winners to Pilot Technologies at Canary Wharf
Two smart cities innovators, Demand Logic and SEaB Energy, have been selected to pilot their technologies at Canary Wharf after winning t...
Two smart cities innovators, Demand Logic and SEaB Energy, have been selected to pilot their technologies at Canary Wharf after winning the second phase of the Cognicity Challenge.
Cognicity is a smart cities accelerator programme designed and delivered by ENTIQ for Canary Wharf Group (CWG). It was established to discover and support the development of future technologies with positive economic, social and environmental impacts.
[caption id="attachment_9154" align="alignleft" width="400"] SEaB Energy has developed a system which eliminates the need to transport food waste to distant processing plants by converting it into water and green power onsite.[/caption]
Demand Logic helps businesses to reduce their electricity usage by intelligently monitoring and controlling non-essential electrical outputs, saving money and emissions in the process while SEaB Energy has developed a system which eliminates the need to transport food waste to distant processing plants by converting it into water and green power onsite.
Both companies have been awarded a £50,000 prize alongside the opportunity to implement their technology at Canary Wharf. Through Cognicity, CWG is facilitating new types of interaction between developers, large technology firms and startups. The programme also aims to demonstrate how multiple solutions can work together successfully through the use of Big Data and the Internet of Things.
SEaB Energy and Demand Logic won the third and fourth streams of the Cognicity Challenge called ‘Integrated Resource Management’ and ‘Automated Building Management’. The winners were announced at a Showcase Event held at Level39, Europe’s largest accelerator space for fintech, retail, cyber security and smart cities technologies. Together with ten other entrants, the companies pitched their innovations to an audience of smart city leaders, mentors and stakeholders, including Cognicity’s sponsor Intel.
[caption id="attachment_9155" align="alignleft" width="400"] Cognicity Finalists[/caption]
Sir George Iacobescu, Chairman and Chief Executive of Canary Wharf Group said: “We embarked on the Cognicity Challenge to identify and procure the most exciting innovations relevant to our continued growth. Last night was another important step in securing the next generation of technologies essential to keeping the Canary Wharf estate at the forefront of innovation. These ground-breaking solutions will deliver real value, long into the future, to our operations as well as to the workers and future residents of Canary Wharf.”
From the remaining ten companies competing in the second cohort, Stinex and Future Decisions were announced as runners-up, with honourable mentions also going to Strawberry Energy and Boldmind.
The final two Cognicity Challenge streams, ‘Virtual Design and Construction’ and ‘Connected Home’ have just begun, and focus on the new phase of development to the east of Canary Wharf estate. The winners will be announced on 7th July. The first two winners of the Challenge were announced on 16th April as Polysolar and Voyage Control, with both companies now working on their real-world pilots. A further four innovators from the first cohort were also given the chance to run pilot schemes on the estate, reflecting the quality of the competition and its participants.