8power, a University of Cambridge spin-out, has unique technology for three industrial ‘internet of things’ (IoT) markets: manufacturing process optimisation; utility asset management; and transport infrastructure management. The company’s vibrational energy harvesting systems can capture significantly more energy from ambient vibration, across a wider frequency spectrum, than other published technologies. Combining this with low-power proprietary sensor technology gives a unique proposition, which allows self-powering IoT sensor nodes to be installed cost effectively in situations where this is currently not feasible. The company plans to capture significant value from this advantage by developing system- or service-level offerings that will provide new insight for asset owners and managers and dramatically reduce their operating and maintenance costs and improve their environmental performance.
| As at 30 June 2016
| IP Group holding
|IP Venture Fund II* holding
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