Northern Connections

LL Experience: SunOyster Systems from Germany in Brussels

05 February 2020 - Published by Anne Katrine Arentsen
At the Living Lab in Brussels, SunOyster Systems, a manufacturer of a new concentrating solar technology for the generation of power, heat and cold, presented its innovative concept and now shares its Living Lab experience with the Northern Connections project.

The main objective of a Northern Connections Living Lab Event is to connect innovative solution providers from the North Sea Region with pioneering projects and potential business partners in order to foster cross-border innovation and support the innovators’ internationalisation efforts. SunOyster Systems, took this opportunity and took part in the latest Living Lab in Brussels by pitching on stage, exhibiting at the marketplace and having a one-to-one meeting with the Living Lab’s challenge owners. The company from Halstenbek, a town within the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg, was connected to the Living Lab Event by Renewable Energy Hamburg, a cluster organisation and partner in the Northern Connections project.

During the pitch session on stage, Amelie Krahl, Marketing Manager at SunOyster Systems, presented the concept of the SunOyster. Besides its name-giving shape, the SunOyster’s unique features are its high efficiency, using up to 75 percent of the solar radiation, and the tri-generation of power, heat and cold, thus covering the complete energy demand of buildings. The following one-to-one meeting that was scheduled with Thierry Coosemans, research project manager at the Free University of Brussels and representative of Green Energy Park, one of the Living Lab projects of the event in Brussels, was fruitful regarding potential cooperation.

During breaks and after the plenary sessions, the market place in the main hall of the G-STIC Conference became the hot spot for networking and inspiring discussion between Amelie Krahl and numerous interested parties. In the end, SunOyster took twelve valuable and international contacts back home to Germany and Amelie Krahl is currently in steady exchange with four of them, talking about quotations, feasibilities and further contacts. Two contacts that arose during the Living Lab event in Brussels have already scheduled a site visit to Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany to inspect the SunOyster in real life. Conclusively, participating in the Living Lab in Brussels was a worthwhile experience for Amelie Krahl and SunOyster Systems.

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