-An idea that can save 1000EUR/hour for cruise ship companies SaltX just awarded the SaltX Future Energy hackathon winners with a generous bundle of gifts from the hackathon sponsors – STHLM Tech Fest, Norrsken, and others. SaltX Technology is fostering innovation, development and commercialization of new products that use SaltX nano-coated salts. A huge focus for the salt innovation company is sustainable energy storage and compliance with the sustainable development goals from the United Nations. During the hackathon innovators addressed the goal to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels and increase the resilience towards the energy needs on islands. The winning team invented a way to store heat energy on cruise ships and keep the massive ship engines off at harbors. The idea was greeted with applause at STHLM Tech Fest opening speech!
The second hackathon for SaltX was a first in many ways. It was the first hackathon in the world where a team collaborated online over several countries and continents and later pitched online. It was also the first time SaltX handed out a SaltX Innovation Award which drew attention to the highly innovative spirit of one team who found a completely novel solution to use salts in building construction and maintenance.
About the participants
SaltX welcomed participants from numerous countries such as Mongolia, Taiwan, China, India, Germany, Italy and several more. Two teams out of six flew in from other countries to participate in the events. In addition, one team participated completely online with members working out of Sweden, India and China.
About the Hack partners
During the hackathon numerous speakers and coaches helped to inspire the entrepreneurs and other SaltX followers. Companies such as Northvolt, Above, Handelsbanken, Wellstreet, AxFoundation, Norrsken to name a few helped all the teams to develop new solutions.
About the jury
The jury who appointed the winners was represented by actors from the various important parts of starting a company in the energy sector, ranging from experienced entrepreneurs and energy experts to investors.
The jury consisted of the following members:
Alexander C. Hedvall, Sustainability officer
Claes Lundin, Founder & CEO
Corey Blackman, Head of Product Engineering
Sïmon Saneback, Founding partner & CCO
Mats Landen, Head of Corporate Partnerships
About the prizes
The hackathon winner team claims 200 000 SEK value of prizes such as access to the STHLM Tech Fest VIP Dinner and conference passes, 2 months free membership at Norrsken House, 50 000 SEK value in IP validation from Bergenståhle & Partners, coaching from Above Agency, RI.SE, SaltX Demo Tubes and Premium membership at SaltX Labs and more.
The winners of SaltX Future Energy Hack
The winning team:
Felix Schimek, Jonathan Graesser, Faisal Sedeqi, Maximilian Fey, and Mazyar Moghadam
SaltX Innovation award:
Gerald Lindner, Huibert Spoorenberg, Jessica Bardella
About SaltX Technology
SaltX Technology – www.saltxtechnology.com– develops and sells patented energy storage technology. Main customers are major global OEM partners and energy companies such as Alfa Laval, Vattenfall, Mobile Climate Control and Rheem. SaltX Technology’s share is listed on NASDAQ First North Premier in Stockholm. SaltX Technology’s Certified Adviser is FNCA Sweden AB.
For further information, please contact:
Karl Bohman, CEO, tel: +46 70 560 02 68
Eric Jacobson, Head of Growth, tel: +46 73 643 16 94
September 3, 2018