A matchmaking full of energy

People discussing around table

Two weeks ago we held one of our biggest matchmakings events at the Power Circle Summit and Switch Arena in Gothenburg. Over 110 meetings involving 18 large companies and 35 startups took place during the three days of the events.

The corporates that participated in the event were ABB, Affärsverken, Ahsell, Coor, E.ON, FLIR, GARO, Jämtkraft, Jönköping Energi, Kraftringen, Saab, Siemens/Next47, Signify, Stockholm Exergi, Stockholms Hamnar, Vattenfall, ÖrebroBostäder and Öresundskraft AB.

“We are here to get inspiration, to look at what’s going on and to find potential collaborations with startups”, explains Johanna Staaf, Director Innovation Lab at Ahlsell Group. “We have met around 14 startups. Some of the companies that we met are really interesting and I think we will have contact with them again quite soon”, added her colleague Jonas Pettersson. It was the first experience of their company at our matchmaking events.

Jonas Pettersson and Johanna Staaf from Ahlsell Group (Photo: Anders Nicander for Svenska Mässan)

These companies met the following startups: Bollebygds Plast, Busto Sverige, C3 Connect, CargoBeacon, Climacheck Sweden, CloudBackend, Colmeo AB (EyeAtProduction), CombiQ, Delphium, Ekkono Solutions, Embedlopt Research and Technology, Eneryield, ezzingsolar, Freelway, Gemit Solutions, Greenlytics, gyghub, Jemmett Hållbara Smarta Hem, LumenRadio, Mimbly, Modvion, NoviOcean, Novige AB, Rdot AB, ReVibe Energy, Sally R, Samster, Sentian, Swedish Neutral, Talkamatic, Techsource Europe, Ticketbird, Uniquesec and Viking Analytics.

“It was my first time participating in Ignite Sweden. I had some fantastic meetings. We also had a sales training session which was very useful when we finally met the corporates”, says Prem Kumar, founder and CEO of gyghub.


As part of the Power Circle Summit, the startup Mimbly won the first edition of the Kommersialiseringspriset. This new prize, awarded by the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten), InnoEnergy and Ignite Sweden, consists of a commercial pilot project between a startup and a large company -in this case, Coor Service Management-.

The Kommersialiseringspriset consists of a commercial pilot project between Mimbly and Coor Service Management (Photo: Coor)

“This prize means a great deal for us as a startup. This is one of the most important “wins” so far because it can lead to a potentially huge customer”, says Isabella Palmgren, CEO and founder of the startup.

Read more in the prize and what this new collaboration consists of in this article.

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