Energy

Development of personal energy sources and collectors, advanced solutions for extraction, conversion, transfer, distribution and consumption of energy resources.

The Power & Energy Track in the field of energy covers global trends in the world market, submitted by young technology entrepreneurs.

It may seem surprising, but the first cars were electric. Work on the creation of electric light bulbs, the invention of which is attributed to Edison, were conducted simultaneously in America, England, Germany and Russia, and today there are already more than 100 kinds of lamps.

The history of the electric power industry as an industry per se, including the production, transmission and sale of electric power, originates in the second half of the XIX century. The annual volume of world electricity production by 1900 was 9 billion kWh, and by 2013, it rose to 23,127 billion kWh.

Today, energy in the whole world is again on the verge of big changes. Increasing infrastructure wear and tear, involving the distributed energy resources in circulation (including renewable ones), increase in demand for energy and changing its quality characteristics, changing model of consumer behaviour — all these set the need for a transition to a new energy structure.

The Power & Energy track has been in GenerationS since 2015 and covers global trends in the field of energy. According to the already established tradition, in the season of 2017, the largest energy companies of Russia will take part in the selection, assessment and acceleration of start-ups based on their needs for innovative developments.

Основные этапы Трека
Directions to select projects:
Power engineering:
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  • biotechnology for the processing of food industry and agriculture waste;
  • reliability and safety of energy facilities;
  • efficiency of generating equipment;
  • stationary and mobile accumulation and energy recovery;
  • efficient transportation of energy to the end user;
  • renewable and alternative energy;
  • environmental safety;
  • distributed generation, market services and intellectual energy.
Oil-and-gas producing industry:
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  • nanosystems and nanomaterials in the oil and gas sector;
  • biotechnology in the oil and gas sector;
  • production, transportation, storage and processing of oil and gas, use of information and telecommunications systems;
  • use of hydrocarbons in power engineering, energy-efficient technologies in the oil and gas production, transportation and processing;
  • geophysics and drilling;
  • manufacture of oil and gas equipment;
  • sale of oil and gas;
  • oilfield services and production of chemical reagents for the needs of the industry;
  • hydrogen energy.

Acceptance of applications completed
HISTORIES OF SUCCESS OF GENERATIONS' START-UPs — GRADUATES
— a new generation of unattended transformers 10 kV / 400 V with unique characteristics: practically unlimited lifetime, high efficiency, resistance to overload, high temperatures, shock and radiation, smaller dimensions and weight.

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Together with EuroSibEnergo JSC, the pilot tests of product samples and development of the project are continuing. In case of successful completion of R & D, the issue of creating a plant for the production of transformers in the Irkutsk region will be decided.
— a set of one radio module and wireless passive sensors which makes possible the continuous monitoring over three to six high voltage lines.

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The solution developed in the project, based on the use of passive acoustoelectronic components (SAW effect), will make it possible to implement a fundamentally new, reliable and safe method for measuring the electric current in high-voltage networks. The developer of the STC Rus' project has entered into investment agreements with Venture Funds North Energy Ventures and Phystech Ventures. Currently, the products of the first phase of the project - non-contact passive temperature sensors — are undergoing pilot operation at the facilities of Irkutsk Grid Company.
— wireless method of monitoring overhead power lines: passive RFID tag is installed on the insulator and makes it possible to safely, at a distance of 6–10 meters, determine the need for replacement and maintenance of insulators.

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The team has a working prototype and is preparing to start sales not only in Russia, but also in foreign markets. The start-up received a grant of two million rubles for the StartGenS competition as part of the Start program of the Innovation Support Fund. Formed production cooperation for the implementation of the project.
— the project has developed a technology for the production of supercapacitors with a record specific density of stored energy — 250 Wh/kg, comparable with the best commercial samples of lithium batteries.

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Independent tests of product samples were carried out, which confirmed their compliance with the declared characteristics, a PCT application is being prepared.