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Equiwatt storms into Pitch@Palace finals

Equiwatt, the ECCI-supported start-up that plans to ‘Uber-ise’ the energy market using digital technology, has been shortlisted to take part in Pitch@Palace.

A prestigious UK business event founded by The Duke of York to provide a platform for the work of entrepreneurs to be amplified and accelerated.

The Newcastle-based company, supported through the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI, has developed an innovative platform and smart hub technology that pays households for saving energy when the grid is under stress.

It will take part in the finals of Pitch@Palace, founded by The Duke of York to provide a platform where entrepreneurs' work can be amplified and accelerated, at St James Palace on 12 June 2019. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges in front of a live audience invited by the royal office.

The event also includes a ‘People’s Choice’ award which is exclusively voted for by the public.

Founder Johnson Fernandes said:

“I’m proud that Equiwatt is one of only 42 businesses nationwide to qualify for the finals.

"The people’s vote is really important to us at Equiwatt because our smart technology can be easily installed by almost any UK household.

"Any vote we receive from the UK public adds to our commitment in helping them to get rewarded for more intelligently managing peak energy’.

"Climate-KIC at ECCI has has been instrumental in supporting Equiwatt's growth.

"We are really proud to be a part of the ECCI community and the support of Climate-KIC and ECCI colleagues in the People’s Choice award would be amazing."

Equiwatt are launching the next stage of their technology roll out this year and plan to be active in at least 1,000 more households by the end of 2019.

Vote for Equiwatt in the People's Choice Award