Mimbly is the winner of kommersialiseringspriset
Image: Ignite Sweden
Yesterday (7th of may 2019) Mimbly was awarded Kommersialiseringspriset, a new prize awarded by the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten), InnoEnergy and Ignite Sweden as part of the Innovationrace pitch contest. The award consists of a commercial pilot project between a startup and a large company – in this case, Coor Service Management.
The award aims to emphasize the importance of commercial collaboration between established companies and young innovative startups. An attractive prize due the hardships many startups and scaleups experience with establishing collaborations with corporations. At Energymyndigheten they work hard so that the innovative solutions of these companies come to market with the goal to create impact on the energy system and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Ignite Sweden was in charge of the selection of the winning pilot project. The program presented 20 startups to a large number of corporates, in order to find potential business cases that could lead to commercial projects. At the end Mimbly stood out among the contestants.
In an interview with Ignite Sweden, Mattias Wahlgren, Innovation Manager at Coor Service Management – explained their view on Mimbly as follows:
– We really like what Mimbly is trying to achieve with its solutions. Its product fits well with what we do as a company and with our sustainability ambition. Our cleaning operations wash a lot of materials daily. If we can filter and recycle the water, instead of using fresh water in our laundry machines, we will improve our operations from an environmental perspective.
Kommersialiseringspriset will be awarded on a yearly basis to startups with innovative solutions that have a positive impact on the environment. Ignite Sweden is a national initiative with an overall aim to help startups to find their first large customers. The program is led by THINGS, Sting, LEAD, MINC and UMINOVA in collaboration with SISP. Ignite Sweden is co-funded by Vinnova, Energimyndigheten and Tillväxtverket.
Read the full article at Ignitesweden.org.
Mimbly is a portfolio company to Chalmers Ventures