top of page

The Smart Power Challenge 2022

Giampiero Frisio  
Smart Power
ABB Electrification


Winner award: Collaboration project worth $30,000 


Jury Motivation

Coming from an academic background, enriched by years of experience in the Smart Grid management, and an impressive portfolio of collaborations with relevant industry players, this startup conquered our hearts during the challenge.  

Built on top of a solid set of solutions already available in their offering, they were able to put together an impressive proof of concept during the 10-day Challenge, fully addressing the Smart Power Challenge requirements.  

The presented proposal for the development of the Minimum Viable Product makes us confident that we will have a fruitful collaboration in a short timespan, bringing value to our customers and engaging in a long-term collaboration.  

The winner is i-EM!


The Smart Power Challenge

Empower decision makers to identify the best energy assets and setups


Digital energy asset advisory tool to help business leaders in manufacturing and commercial buildings save energy and lower emissions.

Apply now, if you want to work with us on:

  • Developing a web-based modelling and simulation tool focused on behind-the-meter energy systems

  • Providing a playground to experiment with different setups to identify the best energy assets (for example EV-charging, Battery, Solar, Grid, ...) 

  • Leveraging global libraries covering utility tariffs, incentive programs, electric load profiles, and renewable power sources

  • Outlining recommendations how users can optimize their behind-the-meter energy systems to achieve given economic and/or sustainability KPIs for specific sites

Focus segments:

  • Commercial buildings

  • Industrial building 

  • Manufacturing plants

The open innovation X factor:

  • You are welcome to apply even if your solution is not completely within the scope. We are always open for out of the box solutions

Awards for the winner: 

  • $30,000 for a collaboration with ABB Electrification to develop an MVP that can be productized and offered to ABB customers

  • 6 month free SynerLeap membership, ABB's startup accelerator, which will boost your growth and visibility across ABB, our partners and customers (Value $8'000)

  • Exclusive mentoring sessions with Microsoft startup advisors

Collaborate with ABB experts

  • You will receive expert support from ABB during the 10 days of competition


Smart Power 

Giuseppe Casagrande, Digital Lead

Razvan Pitic, Product Manager

SP anchor
SP video

Behind-the-meter energy system


About Smart Power

ABB Smart Power is the technology leader, with solutions that make power supplies smart, connected and protected. Its intelligent solutions make power more competitive by improving the energy efficiency, productivity and reliability of almost any operation. 

From fast-charging stations for electric vehicles and cloud-based energy management to predictive maintenance, innovations from ABB Smart Power equip utilities, industries, transport and infrastructure for the energy challenges of today and tomorrow. 


Its product portfolio provides the latest and most advanced technologies in power conditioning, low-voltage circuit breakers, switches, chargers, motor protection and control, and safety products. 


Active in 80 countries with 17 manufacturing facilities and 28 service locations worldwide providing fast, responsive local support, our global team of 13,500 employees shares a passion for innovation, a belief in quality and a promise to make business with us easy.

bottom of page