At the SDG Tech Awards on the 22nd of October, hosted by Sustainary, CEO of Nerve Smart Systems, Jesper Boie Rasmussen, received the award for Best Start-up. Nerve Smart Systems is very happy to be acknowledged in such a strong category together with other finalists; WorthmoreLulu LabEAT GRIM and WAIR.

Technology of all kinds must and can play an integral part in saving the world and integrating smart technology into society is Nerve Smart Systems’ main focus. Nerve Smart Systems won the award for Denmark’s best startup at the largest Nordic sustainability show, the SDG Tech Awards, for promoting sustainability as well as the UN’s sustainable development goals. The award was presented by Sustainary, a global platform for sustainability, in collaboration with Vækstfonden and Den Grønne Investeringsfond.

The jury, consisting of international and high-profile participants, chose Nerve Smart Systems as the winner. The jury was impressed by the way in which Nerve Smart Systems’ battery energy storage technology, Nerve Switch®, can help facilitate the integration of green energy in a CO2 neutral future.

Nerve Smart Systems wishes to bring a big thank you and a round of applause to our visionary investor, Ross Jackson, and the exceptional crew at Nerve Smart Systems who made this possible with all their hard work. We look forward to see how Nerve Switch® battery systems can influence and help speed up the electrification of society in the future.

Nerve Smart Systems would like to bring a special thank you to Sustainary, the partners; VækstfondenInno-MT – Innovationsnetværk for Miljøteknologi and Innovation Fund Denmark as well as the jury for this honor.

The SDG Tech Awards were a part of the Green Impact Week, an initiative with 5 days full of talks, workshops, exhibitions, and other activities with a sustainable focus. The main partners behind the Green Impact Week were Sustainary, Creative Business Network, DISIE, Frej and MakeImpact. The jury consisted of over 50 participants from the Department for International Trade (DIT)Atea DanmarkVækstfondenDISIE and Danfoss as well as many others.

Nerve Smart Systems is partnering with DTU (Technical University of Denmark), OK a.m.b.a. and Fremsyn on a new development project, which will integrate battery technology able to charge an electric vehicle with up to 350kW, while at the same time stabilize the power grid with minimal energy loss and high power electronics expense.

Among the three biggest challenges to the power grid of the future is the integration of renewable energy, the charging of electric vehicles and consumption curves that do not match the production. One of the primary reasons why people decide to not buy electric vehicles is the current charging infrastructure and the long waiting time it takes to charge the electric vehicles when driving more than 300 km.

The potential for an integrated battery solution which can both store renewable energy, stabilize the power grid and fast charge electric vehicles is therefore huge. “We will be able to deliver a battery buffered High Power Charger (B-HPC) that is at least 30% cheaper than the competing solutions while also cutting the energy loss in half compared to the traditional power electronics” says Jesper Boie Rasmussen, CEO of Nerve Smart Systems ApS.

TOPChargE, as the development project is called, is led by a strong and diverse consortium that includes Nerve Smart Systems, Technical University of Denmark, Fremsyn and OK A.M.B.A. One of OK’s 670 fuel stations is expected to be used as a demonstration of the B-HPC on both a technological and commercial level.

Nerve Smart Systems’ technology, Nerve Switch®, is unique because the voltage level can be controlled directly at the cell level. By either activating or bypassing individual cells in a large battery string, it is possible to adjust the amount of voltage, depending on the need, both when charging and discharging the battery. A prototype of the Nerve Switch® battery was developed with financing from EUHorizon2020 and a private investor. The additional support to the TOPChargE project from both the EUDP and IFD will be used to, respectively, develop and demonstrate the integration of power grids and charging of various electric vehicles in practice.

Currently there are no other systems that are able to integrate a battery storage in a fast charger, without using expensive power electronics to control the amount of kW the system can use to charge an electric vehicle with. When the cheaper charging integration is combined with the opportunity to offer various services, that battery storages integrated into the power grid is able to do, then you have a really great foundation for both the society and companies.

We are, for example, able to charge the battery storage when the power grid is receiving an overproduction of wind energy, to later use this energy to charge electric vehicles or send it back to the power grid when renewable production is lower. We can facilitate a greater use of green energy for both charging electric vehicles and powering ordinary households”, says Jesper Boie Rasmussen, CEO of Nerve Smart Systems.

The partners and their contribution:

Nerve Smart Systems ApS: is the work package leader of high-power charging, system integration and design of battery systems as well as developing, designing, and commissioning of high-power charging system.

DTU: will test the control of conventional fast chargers for electric vehicles in combination with a battery as well as test the charger prototype (B-HPC) being developed in the project. DTU will also test and research the integration between the B-HPC and the power grid.

OK a.m.b.a.: With more than 670 fuel stations, OK provides access to Denmark’s most extensive infrastructure within resource distribution for the transport sector. The OK corporation already buys and sells power; therefore, it is a natural next step for them to become charge point operators. They will then sell power in a similar fashion to how they sell fuel today. OK will develop the IT system that will handle the payment system and the communication with other Emobility service providers.

Fremsyn ApS: will prepare financial analyses which will help underpin various services related to the stabilization of power grids and business opportunities for the consortium partners.

Nerve Smart Systems is thrilled to be one of the nominees up for the Roskilde Erhvervspris (Business award).

Roskilde is where Nerve Smart Systems’ home base is located, and it means a lot to be recognized by our community here. We strive to become a green force within the battery energy storage sector and hope that we can inspire others to also make more sustainable choices in the future.

Everyone here at Nerve Smart Systems would like to say a big thank you for this nomination! We look forward to hear about the other nominees and are very excited for the award ceremony.

The Roskilde business award is given to a company in the municipality of Roskilde, which has created growth and development in the local business community, and which contributes to a positive branding of Roskilde.

Candidates for the award are chosen by recommendations from the business community in Roskilde. All companies located within the municipality of Roskilde may be nominated for the award.

In November 2020, a selection committee consisting of Mayor Tomas Breddam, ErhvervsForum’s chairman Rune Tarnø, editor of Dagbladet Roskilde Lars Ahn Pedersen and several representatives from the local business community will select two finalists.

The winner of the award will be announced at the New Year’s party held in mid-January 2021. The participants of the New Year’s party will vote and choose the final winner from the two finalists.

As of the 28th of May, Nerve Smart Systems has joined State of Green – a not-for-profit, public-private partnership between the Danish Government and Denmark’s four leading business associations: Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Energy Association, the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the Danish Wind Industry Association. Its aim is to foster relations with international stakeholders interested in Danish competencies and technologies that enable the green transition in society.

State of Green provides a one-point entry to more than 600 Danish business, governmental and academic institutions, experts, and researchers. Thereby making it easier to get in contact with leading Danish players who are working to drive the global transition to a sustainable, low-carbon, resource-efficient society. Whether it be within renewable energy, energy efficiency, water management, waste management, climate adaption or integrated urban solutions, State of Green can match with the partners and solutions needed. The goal is to support in the global green transition in the most optimal way.