DAZOQ was one of six startups pitching in September at Väderstad for IndX2022. Now they’ve signed a contract with Siemens Energy in Finspång, helping them to find ways to save energy with wireless sensors and an innovative web-based platform.
At the IndX pitch day in September 2022, DAZOQ presented their product, a virtual energy management system that can monitor, give feedback, and involve employees in current energy activities through communication. The cloud-based solution allows real-time visualization, energy tracking, and identification of energy-saving opportunities. This sparked an interest from IndX partner company Siemens Energy AB and soon after the cooperation began.
DAZOQ and Siemens Energy are currently working together on a pilot project locating energy thieves in Siemens Energy’s state-of-the-artfacility for Additive Manufacturing (AM) at the turbine manufacturing plant in Finspång, using the DAZOQ ‘Energy Manager solution. This is in line with the AM facility’s aim to be a place where new solutions are tested and demonstrated,which are in turn enabling the world’s energy transition from fossil to renewable energy.
“We are driven by working with continuous improvements, whether it concerns products, working methods or the work environment. Energy consumption is a natural part of that work,” says Petra Högström, operator at the AM workshop in Finspång.
According to Siemens Energy, additive manufacturing, sometimes better known as 3D printing, has the unique potential to become a game changer in terms of energy consumption for heavy-duty industries.
Door opener for collaboration
Leonardo Zlatanovic, DAZOQ, who is coordinating the project is proud of his team’s accomplishment. Fast and smooth communication from Siemens Energy allowed a swift and successful installation of their solution, he says:
“We did not only get the chance to show our solution, but also to widen our network and find possible future collaborations. IndX allows startups to be seen and heard, and to reach out to large companies,” Leonardo says.
This is something that they are thankful for and something they believe would have been a lot harder if they didn’t apply.
“I believe this is a step in the right direction for us. It proves that industrial companies need our solution to help locate the low-hanging fruits and save energy,” says Leonardo.
What happens next
Christina Skoglund, Environmental Engineer at Siemens Energy in Finspång, is constantly on the lookout for energy savings and energy efficiency improvements. Currently, she’s working on several activities to gain more insights on how they use electricity and heat in the Swedish facilities and how to involve the employees. There’s more potential, she says.
“We are looking into how we can continue to work with DAZOQ in other parts of our business where there’s an opportunity to visualize the energy consumption.”
Mineta Galijasevic working with Business Models and Partnering at Siemens Energy in Finspång has seen many interesting start-ups through the years with IndX
“It is very inspiring to see the result of our efforts bearing fruit. Finding and working with startups is vital in order to keep a large company like ours constantly on our toes,” Mineta says.