Smart city innovators Demand Logic and SEaB Energy, have won £50,000 each and been selected to pilot their technologies at Canary Wharf after winning the second phase of the Cognicity Challenge.
Demand Logic helps businesses to reduce their electricity usage by monitoring and controlling non-essential electrical outputs while SEaB Energy has developed a system which eliminates the need to transport food waste by converting it into water and green power onsite.
The winners of the Integrated Resource Management and Automated Building Management streams of Cognicity Challenge were revealed at a showcase event at Level39 on Thursday.
Head of Level39 Eric Van der Kleij said: “For the last 12 weeks these innovators have been on an incredible journey, and last night was just the beginning of what we hope is a much bigger future for all of them.
“By bringing together industry-leading experts and key figures from CWG, we can really help these firms to develop, tailor and deliver their solutions, creating an authentic, lasting impact on the Canary Wharf estate and beyond.”
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 – which both received the so-called “Cool Prize”.
Other companies featured in the final 12 could still make a contribution to Canary Wharf Group’s developments.
The final two Cognicity Challenge streams, Virtual Design and Construction and Connected Home have just begun and the winners will be announced on July 7.