Arenas for innovation connect small and big for a sustainable future
DAZOQ met Siemens Energy and Väderstad AB at the pitch day IndX 2022, a startup arena for Industry 4.0 where major industrial companies from the region converge with innovative startups.
IndX is facilitated by Linköping Science Park and collaborates with four major companies in the region: Husqvarna Group, Toyota Material Handling, Väderstad AB, and Saab. Väderstad, one of the world's leading companies in soil cultivation and seeding, is collaborating with
DAZOQ to improve energy efficiency at its facility in Överum, Väderstad Components, where parts for the company's products are manufactured.
– The collaboration gives us the opportunity to test new technology in our work on energy efficiency. DAZOQ helps us understand what can be measured and how to use the results. We are very satisfied with the collaboration so far, says Elin Iseskog, responsible for sustainability work at Väderstad.
DAZOQ's system functions as a pulse monitor for energy in the industry. With a cloud-based real-time energy management system, energy consumption is visualized at the machine level.
– It is extremely valuable to see how IndX creates opportunities, says Lena Miranda, CEO of Linköping Science Park. Our major industries need to collaborate with innovative startups that contribute with new solutions, products, and working methods in order for them to maintain competitiveness. Our startups need demanding customers to grow with during the development phase and good reference customers to scale up sales. In this case, it is a perfect match that has generated a business and creates good conditions for reducing the industry's climate footprint going forward."
DAZOQ was founded in 2020 as a result of the founders' thesis work at Linköping University. The solution was commercialized in late 2021, and today DAZOQ has around 50 customers in the process and manufacturing industries in Sweden. In 2023, international expansion will begin, with the first steps already taken towards the German and Dutch markets.
– We love our customers and would like to grow with them worldwide. Siemens Energy and Väderstad are two fantastic companies with significant impact in Europe and the world, and we have learned a lot from our collaboration, says Dominic Sabin Francis, COO and CMO of DAZOQ AB.