January 2018

Black Pearls VC invests PLN 3m (€ 720k) in iGRID - a startup using industrial internet of things (IIOT) and fog computing technologies for the needs of the energy industry. In 2017, iGRID tested its solutions on the network infrastructure of Tauron Distribution, as part of the ScaleUP Pilot Maker program. Thanks to the promising effects of the pilot, TAURON and iGRID signed an agreement to continue cooperation in 2018 at the end of last year. iGRID is a company that creates IIOT solutions dedicated for energy distributors, industrial energy consumers and photovoltaics. Thanks to the proprietary technology of wireless sensors and distributed computing architecture (fog computing), iGRID provides operators of power grids and owners of photovoltaic installations with accurate and up-to-date data on the condition of transmission infrastructure and energy generation efficiency. The founder of iGRID is Ryszard Bednarz, who,