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Neargy: From Student Vision to Industry Recognition

Neargy, born from the minds of EIT InnoEnergy Master School students passionate about making a difference, has made significant strides in the energy sector. 

Adrian Brasero, Guillem Álvarez, Alex Cano, and Gonzalo Olaso first crossed paths during their studies for the Masters in Renewable Energy programme. Their dedication and innovation were recognised when they secured third place in the Battle of Green Talent competition. This accomplishment propelled them into the start-up incubation programme, where they continue to thrive and grow.

Empowering Change: Neargy’s Mission for Sustainable Energy Communities

The team behind Neargy participated in several innovation competitions and programmes, where they refined their idea and gained recognition and support. They started at ESADE Business School training, part of their EIT InnoEnergy Master School training, as BEC (Bringing Energy Closer), where they validated their idea for more than six months. Then they entered the ImaginPlanet Challenge in 2021, where they were among the top 50 out of more than 400 participants. In 2023, they reached the semi-finals of the prestigious JumpStarter competition, organised by EIT.

Their vision is to be the leading neutral marketplace for shared solar shared self-consumption and offer a real solution to all those people who are looking for a renewable and economical energy supply as an alternative to their current conditions. They believe that energy communities are essential to fight climate change and energy poverty, but today most people still don’t know them. That’s why their mission is to get the message across to society.

Neargy: Pioneering a Sustainable Energy Movement

Neargy is a digital marketplace designed to accelerate the creation and adoption of Energy Communities (ECs). ECs consist of a group of actors coming together to produce and consume energy locally, with the goal of reducing costs, increasing energy efficiency and security while promoting renewable energy sources. Foreseeing a booming market for self-consumption, especially in Southern Europe, driven by increased awareness and regulatory support, Neargy bridges the gap between shared self-consumption initiatives and the general public.

EIT InnoEnergy Master programmes are one of a kind in terms of mixing engineering and business abilities to get closer to the entrepreneurship world. It was this fusion of knowledge and skills that laid the groundwork for Neargy.

Adrian Brasero, co-founder of Neargy

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