On 26 March, Zaphiro Technologies was one of the 29 companies to pitch and meet EDP and other large corporates in Lisbon. This matchmaking day was promoted by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and EDP for startups and scaleups working in the energy sector.

The companies in attendance were selected based on their innovative approaches to smart grids, energy storage, and cybersecurity, among others. From the corporate side, there were representatives from EDP, Microsoft, Cisco, Siemens, ESB, ENECO, ENCEVO, Innogy and CEZ.

Zaphiro presented the solution SynchroGuard and made useful contacts with potential customers and partners. Our CEO Paolo Romano comments the outcomes of the event: We’re very happy to have participated in this matchmaking day promoted by the EIC pilot business acceleration services. We believe our solution is aligned with the business of EDP and its partners. Looking forward to scaling-up our business thanks to the connections we have made today.”

Tomás Moreno, Advisor to the Board of Directors at EDP and responsible for startup collaboration, stressed the importance of working with smaller companies and also highlighted the quality of the companies he met: “We saw an amazing portfolio of companies today. There was a great level of quality and they match a lot of the things we’re interested in like mobility, energy storage, analytics and grid management.

Zaphiro Matchmaking event in Lisbon Group Picture
Zaphiro Matchmaking event in Lisbon Pitching