Spottitt is on the List of the TOP 100 Energy Start-ups in the World

This achievement was announced as part of the prestigious SET Award 2023 (Start-Up Energy Transition), an international competition for start-ups and young companies working on ideas affecting the global energy transition. 

Spottitt’s recognition is a testament to the company’s potential to revolutionise the energy industry and its commitment to sustainable energy solutions. 

Transformation of the energy sector is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are the primary cause of climate change. The need for a safe, reliable and affordable supply of energy to ensure sustainable economic growth and social development. 

We at Spottitt provide the industry with an innovative risk-monitoring and asset management solution which employs satellite data and advanced machine-learning models. And we believe this is one of the most promising technologies to help shape a clean and sustainable future for all.

The competition attracts companies from various fields, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and e-mobility. Going into the seventh year, this time SET analysed more than 400 start-ups from 63 countries, who applied to showcase their game-changing solutions.

Each application was first evaluated according to its business model, innovation level, market penetration, scalability, capacity to execute its strategies (finances, network, leadership) and more. Those with the highest scores were then evaluated by the high-level jury comprised of some of the most prominent and influential individuals in the energy sector.  

Read the full SET100 List 2023.

Lucy Kennedy
Lucy Kennedy

Spottitt CEO and FIRE EO Evangelist for Infrastructure

Niccolo Teodori
Niccolo Teodori

Spottitt Chief Growth Officer

Our latest news:

Spottitt Provides a Solution to Automatically Detect Changing Conditions on the NSW Road & Rail Network

Spottitt became Finalist in Transgrid’s Challenge for real-time insights for company’s easement route planning and Champion for Transport for NSW Challenge for tracking safety of roads and railways using satellite data.

The New South Wales network includes 6,800 route kilometres of operational rail lines and 17,600 km of state roads and highways.

TfNSW has identified Earth Observation satellites as a valuable addition to the monitoring technologies currently deployed and was looking for innovation to automatically detect changing conditions of network and potential risk modelling.

Satellites Drones Geospatial Data Collection Comparative Analysis

Deciding Between Satellites and Drones for Geospatial Data Collection: A Comparative Analysis

In recent times, the landscape of asset monitoring has witnessed a transformative shift with the emergence of advanced technologies, particularly satellite and drone systems.

The utilization of Earth observation satellites for monitoring purposes began gaining momentum in the late 20th century. Free government programs, such as those initiated by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), played a pivotal role in providing open access to satellite imagery. These programs not only facilitated scientific research but also allowed industries to leverage satellite data for monitoring critical infrastructure and environmental changes.

spottitt transgrid transport deloitte

Spottitt to Collaborate with Transgrid and Transport for NSW

Spottitt has been selected by Transport for NSW and Transgrid to apply satellite-based and AI-powered technology to automatically detect changing conditions in the NSW road and rail network and to provide real-time insights for Transgrid’s easement route maintenance and planning, respectively.

These projects will be conducted within the GRAVITY Challenge 06 program led by Deloitte Australia, an initiative that brings together start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and universities to address real industrial and environmental problems using space data. The Collaborate Phase will continue until mid-March 2024.

climate change EU UK Ireland satellite data

Weathering the Storm: Climate Change Threats to Power Grid Infrastructure

As our global climate continues to undergo profound transformations, the challenges posed by climate change are increasingly felt across various sectors of society, including critical infrastructure.

Climate change, characterized by rising temperatures, increased occurrences of extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns, have exposed vulnerabilities within power networks. Often designed under the assumptions of historical climate patterns, now they are increasingly susceptible to the new normal of extreme weather, prolonged heat waves, and more severe freezing.

InSAR analysis Infrastructure Monitoring Sentinel Imagery

InSAR Analysis and Corner Reflector Experiments for Infrastructure Stability Monitoring Using Sentinel-1 Imagery

National Grid Energy Transmissions (NGET), which owns and maintains the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, conducts invasive analysis annually to monitor the towers most at risk of movement. Moreover, the NGET inspection teams perform annual line walking activities and monthly substation inspections during which they visually assess the presence of asset motion. These interventions are crucial to avoid issues which may cause expensive assets replacements or reconstruction. It costs NGET over £6 million per year to monitor only 1% of their most at risk assets.

WorldPipelines

Utilizing Satellite Data to Mitigate Pipeline Failures and Risks

The operation of oil and gas transmission pipelines entails inherent risks associated with the potential for unintentional product releases. Oil and gas product releases have traditionally been treated as safety issues due to the risk of explosions and asphyxiation, but increasingly, the environmental impact of unintentional product releases is fast becoming the key risk to be reduced and avoided via Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs.