Grenoble SmartUps, 2020

Grenoble Capitale verte européenne 2022. Grenoble has been named European Green Capital 2022 by the European Commission in recognition of its achievements in urban sustainability. Grenoble, a beautiful city of half a million inhabitants, is much more than a place of natural beauty and a  playground for skiers. The city is home to one of France’s longest-established science parks, and to multiple institutions intent on fostering technology transfer. Known as the birthplace of microelectronics in France, Grenoble has shown itself to be a leader in digital technologies (computer science, artificial intelligence, connected objects and more…). The combination of skills in both hardware and software has provided local stakeholders with an exceptional set of tools for innovative startups (Grenoble was ranked 5th most innovative city in the world by Forbes). Key factors in the city’s success as Eco-City and Smart City include:

  • 23% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions between 2005 and 2018, along with a 50% targeted reduction by 2030
  • Target of 100% of household energy needs to be covered by renewable energies by 2022
  • 320 km of additional cycle paths and facilities created in 2017 and plans to replace all the city’s diesel bus fleet with clean energy by 2022
  • Grenoble was the first French local authority to adopt a Climate Plan in 2005

🏆🏙 Grenoble Capitale verte européenne 2022, c’est gagné ! Grenoble Grenoble-Alpes Métropole Grenoble Alpes France FrenchAlps has been named European Commission Europe Green Capital 2022, hot bed for startups with ecosystem French Tech in the Alps – Grenoble Grenoble Ecole de Management Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INP – Institut polytechnique de Grenoble CEA CEA-Leti Minalogic STMicroelectronics

Congrats to our Top30 Smartups: SIGFOX SOITEC McPhy Aryballe Diabeloop Sylfen Aledia iskn MoovLab MICROOLED APIX Analytics UPMEM Hprobe Bonitasoft HAP2U Lancey Energy Storage Kalray EVEON Enerbee WIZBII Une Petite Mousse Pulse Origin Squadrone System Ethera EVEON PYXALIS ULIS Xenocs Crocus Technology PROPHESEE SPARTOO.COM



Asia Smart-up funding, Sept 2020

Sept-Oct 2020, congrats #Asian #smartup for recent funding:

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Source: SEC report abstract, VC-PE insights, online news, interviews, propriatery database

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Aspern 38M€ Smart City Research, Vienna

Aspern Smart City Research (ASCR) located in a former 2,4 Millions m² airport area near Vienna is transfoming Aspern into a future “Smart Eco-City” with 20,000 residents and 20,000 new jobs. With 38M Euro investment, ASCR is a joint venture between the network operator Wiener Netze, the power producer Wien Energy, the technology company Siemens and Smart City Vienna. This partnership was established to develop smart and green solutions for the future energy environment in this new real-life urban Aspern area with active prosumers. This innovative approach uses Smart building automation systems, the renewable energy flexibilities of buildings and the demand response energy market to enable residents to cooperate and accept the Smarter Grid. All these solutions are based on comprehensive Smart ICT, testing and developing convenient big data models and suitable analytics for these new Smart Users.

The ASCR visit show-cased the 4 pillars of this projects:

  • Smart Grid: 12 MV-LV substations, 24 transformers and many sensors constitute the basic infrastructure of the Smart Grid Testbed. ASCR is exploring how to turn a traditional network into an intelligent Smart Grid network.
  • Smart Building: A residential building, a student home and a school campus constitute the smart building research objects of ASCR. Equipped with PV panels, solar thermal panels, hybrid panels, heat pumps and various thermal as well as electrical storage facilities, the buildings of tomorrow make consumers prosumers.
  • Smart ICT: Complex ICT systems facilitate the optimal management of the production, distribution, consumption, storage and transmission of energy. Smart ICT uses all of the data obtained from the buildings and the network (temperature, room air quality, electricity consumption, voltage, etc.) and external data to analyse the interaction and the interdependencies between the network and the buildings.
  • Smart User: Users represent an important part of the research activities because it ultimately depends on them how much energy the building requires and to what extent it can offer flexibilities to the Smart Prosumer.

Source: Aspern Smart City Research
Video: Aspern Construction Cranes Ballet