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Demand Logic and SEaB Energy win £50,000 each to pilot smart city tech at Canary Wharf

Smart city innovators Demand Logic and SEaB Energy have won the second phase of the Cognicity Challenge, bagging £50,000 each and the opportunity to pilot their ideas at Canary Wharf.

Demand Logic helps businesses to reduce electricity usage by monitoring and controlling non-essential electrical outputs, while SEaB Energy helps businesses convert waste food into water and clean energy, rather than sending it off to landfill.

Cognicity is a smart city accelerator designed by innovation consultancy ENTIQ for Canary Wharf Group, with sponsorship from Intel, which is focused on the development of future technologies with positive economic, social and environmental impacts. The winners were unveiled at Level39.

Sir George Iacobescu, chairman and chief executive of Canary Wharf Group said: “Last night was another important step in securing the next generation of technologies essential to keeping the Canary Wharf estate at the forefront of innovation. These ground-breaking solutions will deliver real value, long into the future, to our operations as well as to the workers and future residents of Canary Wharf.”

The final two Cognicity Challenge streams, ‘Virtual Design and Construction’ and ‘Connected Home’ have just begun, and focus on the new phase of development to the east of Canary Wharf estate.