Innovators Demand Logic and SEaB Energy have been selected to pilot their technologies at Canary Wharf after winning the second phase of its Cognicity Challenge competition.
Cognicity is a smart cities accelerator programme designed and delivered by ENTIQ for Canary Wharf Group (CWG). It was established to discover and support the development of future technologies with positive economic, social and environmental impacts.
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 has developed a system that eliminates the need to transport food waste to distant processing plants by converting it into water and green power on site.
Both companies have been awarded a £50,000 prize alongside the opportunity to implement their technology at Canary Wharf. SEaB Energy and Demand Logic won the third and fourth streams of the Cognicity Challenge – Integrated Resource Management and Automated Building Management. The final two challenge streams – Virtual Design and Construction and Connected Home – have just begun, and focus on the new phase of development to the east of Canary Wharf estate. The winners will be announced on 7 July.