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8power develops self-contained wireless sensors for monitoring assets, machinery and infrastructure. Our novel, patented technology allows us to do this cost-effectively for a wide range of applications, overcoming barriers such as the need for regular battery replacement. This allows us to address our customers' sensing needs at substantially lower total cost of ownership than competitors.
Using MEMS technology, 8power is able to create completely new types of sensor that are small (<1mm2) and consume tiny amounts of power, while tolerating extreme environments. We're still developing the technology and can only talk about details if you contact us. This technology is attractive because it can cut sensor power consumption in continuous operation to as little as 10 microwatts - 100x to 1000x lower than conventional approaches.
8power is developing miniaturised energy harvesting devices to power sensors. Thanks to the company's patented parametric resonance technology, these can deliver substantially higher power output and be more robust than competing devices. Other advantages include high and low temperature tolerance and the ability to integrate sensors, processing and communications in the same package.
8power is developing rugged, self-powered sensors for applications in asset and structure condition monitoring. These are easy to install and designed for long life without battery replacement, benefitting from our patented energy harvesting technology that uses parametric resonance to achieve 10x higher power output than competing devices. Please contact us for more information.
8power Limited, a Cambridge startup developing smart sensors for industrial applications, won the 7th CW Discovering Startups Competition in October 2016.
Discovering Startups is the flagship annual startup competition of CW (Cambridge Wireless), the leading networking organisation for the wireless industry. It attracted a wide range of applicants, from which 10 companies were selected to pitch before a high-profile panel of 29 judges from organisations including Barclays, Breed Reply, BT, CIC, Deloitte UK, Google, London Business Angels, Samsung, Silicon Valley Bank, Wayra, and other experts from the technology, investment and venture capital community.
The event, held on 19 October 2016, was kindly hosted by Deloitte and sponsored by Invest in Provence, Dorsey and IC Resources. The event was also supported by Digital Catapult, SETsquared, St. John’s Innovation Centre, Tech City, Tradefair, Department for International Trade, Google and Wayra.
8power was selected as one of the three winners, along with AlgoDynamix from London and 8power’s fellow Cambridge Enterprise and Ideaspace startup Focal Point Positioning.
“All 10 finalists impressed the judges and it was challenging to whittle it down to three winners,” said Bob Driver, CEO at CW. “The competition always creates a buzz and is a great showcase for the very best in tech innovation from the UK and beyond, while the passion and quality of the pitches showed that invention and entrepreneurship are stronger than ever.”
David Cobb, innovation tax partner at Deloitte and one of the judges, said: “The finalists this year lived up to expectations and proved that the UK technology start-up scene is in rude health. Congratulations to the winners, 8power, AlgoDynamix and Focal Point Positioning, who each showed a great breadth of technology expertise and business acumen. While the spotlight is on the three winners it was a tremendous opportunity for all the finalists to get feedback and advice from 28 industry experts and investors that they can use to help drive their businesses forward.”
Commenting on the award, Dr Antony Rix, CEO of 8power, said: “We are delighted that the judges recognised 8power’s potential. The quality of pitches was tremendous and we congratulate the other finalists and winners. It was a great event that allowed us to make links both with the investment community and with potential customers. We look forward to building on this success over the coming years.”
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