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KOENAtec announces collaboration with The Next-Generation Cities Institute at Concordia University in Montreal.

“Next-generation cities are inclusive, connected, collaborative, ecological, healthy and mobile” is the vision of The Next-Generation Cities Institute on its website. The international research initiative brings together researchers and organisations from engineering, economics, natural sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences to address the challenges facing modern cities.

With this cooperation, the Stuttgart-based IoT and AI startup KOENAtec is participating in a project launched by Concordia University in Montreal that aims to produce a comprehensive and universal approach to sustainable urban development. The Next-Generation Cities Institute includes the Chair for Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities. The objective is to address some of society’s greatest challenges, these include:

  • Sustainability Transformation
  • Digitalisation, cybersecurity and AI
  • CO2-free cities and buildings

KOENAtec supports the Institute in the intelligent networking and efficiency-enhancing control of decentralised energy consumers. In a first step, KOENAtec is providing a smart coffee machine that meets the digital and sustainable demands of a city of the future. The coffee machine not only independently optimises its own energy consumption, but also enables smart grid applications that contribute to balancing the power grid and thus to the expansion of renewable energies.

“The project in Montreal is an excellent example of how sustainability must be thought of holistically in order to be sustainable. We are very proud to be a part of it with our technology.” Manuel Armbruster, CEO of KOENA tec, reports.

“Our approach is to start with connectivity, sustainability and energy efficiency in electrical devices at the lowest level,” says Armbruster. “For KOENAtec, this collaboration holds many valuable opportunities: first, as a young company, it gives us a foothold in the North American market, and second, we hope to close ranks with new partners.”

For more information about The Next Generation Cities Institute, please visit: https://www.concordia.ca/research/cities-institute.html

About KOENAtec:

KOENA tec GmbH is an innovative technology startup that supports manufacturers and operators of electrical devices in the digitalisation and IoT connection of their products. The company’s services are based on a specially developed IoT platform that uses the latest IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology. The products range from monitoring and energy efficiency improvements to predictive maintenance and load management. KOENAtec sets itself apart with a comprehensive all-round offering that includes technical equipment as well as consulting services for new and scalable digital services. Founded in 2017, the company is based in Stuttgart and works with renowned equipment manufacturers and infrastructure providers. In 2019, KOENA tec was awarded a Top50 Start-up by für-gründer.de.

For more information, visit www.koena-tec.com-tec.com.

Media contact:

KOENA tec GmbH

Max Gemmeke

Marketing & Communications Manager

Phone: +49 1575 2201157

E-mail: max.gemmeke@koena-tec.com