KRAKOW, Poland, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- hub:raum (the Deutsche Telekom startup incubator) together with innogy Poland will enable young entrepreneurs operating in the area of smart solutions to launch their innovative products and services on the market.
According to a PwC report, 81% of consumers are familiar with the concept of a smart home device, but only 26% want one at present1. What's more, consumers declare that they are willing to pay for smart devices that deliver cost savings, safety, security, and convenience. hub:raum (the Deutsche Telekom start-up incubator) and innogy Poland have recently launched the WARP Empower Spaces program for start-ups, offering unique opportunities in the smart solutions.
Nowadays smart means more than automated and connected, it means a clever, thoughtful and mindful solution that has an impact on people, their relationships, preferences and environment. Therefore, every tech company is busy making products for the Internet of Things, or for smart and connected everyday objects. The huge challenge is to offer solutions that will be widely used by customers. To achieve that, startups operating in the area of smart solutions should have a partner that can lead them from creating a prototype to rollout on the market.
WARP Empower Spaces powered by hub:raum and innogy Poland is dedicated to finding startups operating in the area of smart solutions including smart living, smart city, smart home, etc. What's more, the solutions should take advantage of how electricity and connectivity can enhance and empower human lives by creating a responsive surrounding.
WARP Empower Spaces will provide startups with all the necessary tools and unique know how, allowing their products or services to accelerate the go-to-market preparation and commercialization of the projects. As a result, the startups that address the needs of two corporations will potentially gain investment from hub:raum, innogy Poland and leading corporate venture funds.
The application period to WARP Empower Spaces ends on May 26th. Apply now via: https://warpaccelerator.com/empowerspaces/
hub:raum, the incubator of Deutsche Telekom, offers various programs and formats that aim to create business opportunities between the startup eco-system and Deutsche Telekom. In addition hub:raum selectively invests in early-stage startups that have a strategic fit to Deutsche Telekom's business and innovation priorities.
About innogy Poland
The innogy Group is a leading European energy company operating in the areas of renewable energy, electricity and gas grid infrastructure, and sales. innogy Group's largest subsidiary, innogy Poland S.A. is responsible for supporting the development of the Group in Poland and supplies energy to 930,000 customers. It is focused on offering innovative and sustainable products and services to its current and future customers to help them use various forms of energy more efficiently and to raise their life quality.
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