Accelerator Programme

WATT Factory runs a unique Smart City Accelerator. 

The 2018 Programme will focus on Smart Mobility, Smart Energy & Smart Buildings

The ultimate goal is plain and simple: making your startup scalable and investor-ready!

Our new class of 2018

  • Batt Mobiel

    BattMobiel brings electric car sharing to every neighborhood of Ghent. With BattMobiel, administration, high costs and emissions are a thing of the past.

  • Bolides

    Bolides are cars of A-brands, within walking distance of your neighborhood. You can leave at any time with your smartphone as the key.

  • BrighterBins

    A state-of-the-art fill-level waste bin sensor. Small, rugged and will fit in almost any bin

  • Commuty

    A methodology and set of applications to meet your mobility and parking challenges, by means of smart parking management, bicycle raising and carpooling elevation. 

  • DC Brain

    DCbrain (DC for DataCenter) offers a predictive visualization and maintenance tool applied to physical networks (gas, steam, electricity, air conditioning, logistics), based on a Big Data Graph oriented database technology. 

  • D-centralized

    D-centralized develops and builds energy storage systems that enable companies and private individuals to make better use of their own renewable energy, thereby also reducing their electricity bills.

  • INROL

    Inrol Projects guarantee flexible and lifelong living in your own home, house or apartment. They are designed entirely to meet the needs of an ageing target group within an innovative society.

  • Mobile Locker

    Mobile Locker delivers high quality, innovative and customised lockers for festivals, events, beaches, ski resorts, smart cities, parcel delivery & handsfree shopping projects, shopping centres, sports arena’s and more.

  • Mobit

    Mobit bicycle sharing aims to make the bike the main use of transport for short distances within the city centre, with the aim of lessening the use of cars and the C0²-emissions.

  • Nanogrid

    NanoGrid specializes in eco-friendly facilities management and offers an integrated solution for monitoring and optimal control of all your operations and locations through one central international energy platform.

  • OurCityApp

    OurCityApp provides mobile functionality to citizens tightly integrated with processes and systems used by your city administration.

  • Solvice

    Solvice delivers products and services in optimization and planning to support organizations to deliver value to their customers in a sustainable way.

  • TakeAir

    Takeair develops and distributes an innovative automatic modular system that adds probiotics to the indoor environment, that nourish it and consume pollutants which enable them to multiply and results in a healthy microbiome.

  • Tengu

    Tengu support you in creating Fast, Flexible and Future-minded IoT solutions. Ranging from smart retail sensor data aggregations and visualisations, to entire smart cities with intelligent sensor fusion. Be(come) data-driven, connect with Tengu.

  • VlotGent (SmartShip)

    The propelling force of the Vlotgent rafts is created solely by means of solar and wind energy and by man power. Not a single fossil fuel motor is used.

TIMELINE

  • Call for applications
    April-June
  • Startup Selection
    End of June
  • Start of Accelerator Programme
    End of June
  • Start of Workshops and Mentoring
    Early September
  • Demo Day
    December

SMART DOMAINS

  • SMART MOBILITY
    SMART MOBILITY
    Solutions that help improve the efficiency, accessibility, safety and quality of transportation of people and goods
  • SMART ENERGY
    SMART ENERGY
    Solutions for cost-effective, sustainable and secure energy production, distribution and consumption
  • SMART BUILDINGS
    SMART BUILDINGS
    Solutions that turn buildings into living organisms: networked, intelligent, sensitive and adaptable

MENTORS

More to be announced soon!

  • Bruno  Lowagie
    Bruno Lowagie
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Think Free
  • Beatrice  de Mahieu
    Beatrice de Mahieu
    CEO
    Virtuology Academy
  • Didier  Van der Coelden
    Didier Van der Coelden
    CFO
    NGDATA
  • Nathalie De Ceulaer
    Nathalie De Ceulaer
    CFO
    Strategic Finance
  • Ricardo  Van Loenen
    Ricardo Van Loenen
    Co-Founder
    B.Amsterdam
  • Alex Driesen
    Alex Driesen
    Co-Entrepreneur
    Nallian
  • Sophie De Maesschalk
    Sophie De Maesschalk
    CFO
    GIG
  • Piet  Maes
    Piet Maes
    CTO
    Sofico
  • David  Dessers
    David Dessers
    Managing Partner
    Cresco
  • Jonas  Dhaenens
    Jonas Dhaenens
    CEO
    Intelligent
  • Walter Mastelinck
    Walter Mastelinck
    Founder & ex-CEO
    Transics
  • Mark De Colvenaer
    Mark De Colvenaer
    Business Engineer
    Smart City Tech
  • Jonas Coenen
    Jonas Coenen
    Co-Founder
    VicThorious & Parcify
  • Andreas Creten
    Andreas Creten
    CEO & Co-Founder
    madewithlove
  • Yoav Nir
    Yoav Nir
    Founder
    YOFI
  • Maarten  Laga
    Maarten Laga
    Founder & CEO
    Vlaams Acceleratie Platform
  • Goncalo Faria
    Goncalo Faria
    Program Director
    Beta-i
  • Kenny Willems
    Kenny Willems
    Founder + Strategic Advisor
    TerraSaeva
  • Yannick Verrycke
    Yannick Verrycke
    Partner
    Cresco
  • Patrick Reynen
    Patrick Reynen
    Co-founder & Director
    Nimbian
  • Michael  Geeraert
    Michael Geeraert
    Coordinator
    City of Ghent
  • Thomas Depuydt
    Thomas Depuydt
    Managing Director
    Smartfin Ventures
  • Jeroen Coupé
    Jeroen Coupé
    CTO
    Revive

PARTNERS

The WATT Factory Accelerator Programme is made possible by the support of our partners

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