Utilities are increasingly adopting energy-as-a-service models, as traditional business models start to crumble. We help utilities accelerate and benefit from that change.
Exibea was founded (Eliq’s previous name)
Launch: Eliq Energy Display: the world’s most engaging energy in-home display (IHD) offering real time monitoring and a colour touch screen graphical user interface.
Awards: Climate Solver by the World Wildlife Fund, E-Prize by leading Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer and energy company E.ON.
Launch: Real time, IoT enabled energy monitoring with iOS and Android apps, analytics and energy gamification.
Launch: IKEA releases white-labeled Eliq in-home displays in Swedish stores.
Award: M3 Rekommenderar
Eliq is re-born with the mission to enable utilities to engage their customers by helping them to manage their energy consumption.
Funding: €500k Seed round by CBC.
Since shifting the focus towards energy utilities in 2016, Eliq is already partnering with a number of progressive utilities in Europe, including; Bristol Energy (UK), Robin Hood Energy (UK), Greenyellow (FR), Eidsiva Energi (NO), Vattenfall (SE) and a number of Swedish utilities via our partnership with the world’s largest system integrator CGI.
The European utilities industry is changing. Solar cells, battery packs, electric cars and smart homes change how we use electricity in everyday life and make new demands on tomorrow’s energy company.
At Eliq, we strive to be the chosen partner of innovative utilities to transform supplying energy as a commodity to becoming digital businesses, offering energy intelligence as a service.
Collectively, Eliq is a team of engineers (electrical, mechanical and software – what better combination!), developers, entrepreneurs, innovators, musicians, foodies – all who share one common characteristic: tech lovers. Below are Eliq’s founders who have one thing in common: they want to make a difference using the unique mix of knowledge.
Håkan graduated from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and has a background in electrical engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship. His first start-up, as a 19 year-old, was social network Substream (now closed) then industrial sensor company Acosense (Spotlight Stock Exchange: ACOS). Leading Eliq as CEO, Håkan is passionate about positioning Eliq to revolutionise digital engagement in the utilities industry.
Without his CEO hat on, Håkan writes electronic music and unplugs his electronic equipment when not in use. ‘’Standby is the most pointless form of energy waste’’, he says.
Mechanical engineer “Botha” also comes with an innovation and entrepreneurial edge. Botha founded Globesar, a Norwegian technology company – a leader in satellite data analysis.
According to Botha, we are privileged to be able to explore the world – new places, new ideas all in different cultural settings. If Botha wasn’t at Eliq, he would most likely be creating a better life for people in some other way, preferably with tech, food or fashion. When it comes to energy savings, he believes that awareness is the key.
“Ottander” is another mechanical engineer from Chalmers University of Technology. He takes inspiration from Steve Jobs and the ambition for creating great products with perfection in every detail. He is the original founder of Eliq, having grown the business from his Master’s Thesis project on the effects of energy visualisation.
On his daily walks with the office dog, Frasse, he dreams of becoming self-sufficient on energy at his vacation home on the island of Brännö outside of Gothenburg.
“Fischer” is a software engineer who also graduated from Chalmers University of Technology. He has solid experience in software development with a special talent for system architecture and cyber security. He has previously been involved in several start-ups and is currently responsible for the development of Eliq’s platform.
His energy savings advice? “Space maximisation in your domestic appliances and the use of Eco settings; don’t waste energy unnecessarily!”
Olof is an industrial design engineer also from Chalmers University in Gothenburg. Prior to joining Eliq, he developed a patent on a smart bike lock “Lock & Roll” – a concept that became one of the finalists in the Venture Cup West 2010. Olof is Eliq’s creative force and today leads the growing technology development team.
His best energy saving tips is to cook together with your friends. It not only makes perfect economic sense, it’s also fun!
Eliq is a young and dynamic team with head office in Gothenburg, Sweden; a city committed to creativity, innovation and sustainable solutions.Open positions