Cutting-edge smart city technologies to be piloted in Canary Wharf

Demand Logic and SEaB Energy selected as winners in Cognicity Challenge’s second cohort.


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 — a “smart cities” accelerator programme designed and delivered by ENTIQ for Canary Wharf Group (CWG). The programme was established to discover and support the development of future technologies with positive economic, social and environmental impacts.
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.
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. SEaB Energy, for its part, 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.
“SEaB Energy and Demand Logic are two truly worthy winners,” said Eric Van der Kleij, managing director of ENTIQ and Head of Level39. “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.”
Both Demand Logic and SEaB 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.
“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,” said Sir George Iacobescu, chairman and chief executive of Canary Wharf Group.


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