How winning sustainable & innovation awards helped us
Over the last years, we have won several great competitions on sustainability and innovation, such as the Accenture Innovation Award and the EIT Innovation Award. We have worked very hard and are happy to call ourselves winners of these competitions.
In 2015 we have won the Accenture Innovation Award. According to the jury, Nerdalize was the most promising innovation on the theme of Clean & Affordable Energy. Central to this topic was the conversion of CO2 into valuable products, changing the energy supply and other energy saving measures.
‘We have faith in the concept of Nerdalize.’
– The Jury (Accenture Innovation Award 2015)
In 2016, we have won the Doen Energie (S)Topper competition. We are proud that we have won the title ‘Zero Hero’. According to the jury, we think big and our sustainable solution will tackle two problems at the same time: heating homes with sustainable energy and reducing the energy demand of the datacenters, one of the largest consumers of fossil fuels.
‘For us, winning this award made it possible to accelerate our business.’
– Florian Schneider (COO Nerdalize)
Winning the EIT Innovation Award in 2016, made us ready to scale-up production. During the accelerator programme, we have built a network, gained access to several customers and potential partners, and seen our system piloted in five homes.
‘EIT Awards winners are Europe’s top change makers. We are proud to empower these talents to turn their amazing ideas into products and services that create new companies and jobs for Europe.’
– Martin Kern (EIT Interim Director)
By winning these awards we have met some awesome people, who gave us advice, connected us with the right people or supported us financially. Additionally, these awards have motivated us to continue our business and make it successful. We are very grateful for this experience. Because of these events, we are now growing into a successful company and close to providing CO2 neutral cloud services. Thank you!