e-swissolar AG is working at the intersection of renewable energy and DLT/blockchain technologies.

As part of their journey on BlockStart’s 2nd Acceleration Programme, as an SME adopter, they were looking for new opportunities for collaboration with technology providers of DLT/blockchain solutions that could improve their business. This is the testimonial of their experience in our programme.

In one paragraph, what is e-swissolar?

e-swissolar AG is working at the intersection of renewable energy and transformative technologies. We are providing customized technology-based infrastructure solutions and developing decentralised applications for the renewable energy industry.

What is e-swissolar passionate about achieving?

We are passionate about transformative technologies and renewable energies. We want to work on the creation of decentralised energy related networks marketplaces, and applications and create sustainable value across the whole energy value chain for our clients and for the society.

Can you tell us why you have decided to apply to BlockStart’s 2nd Call for end-user SMEs?

We were convinced from the concept of BlockStart. We were sure that we can benefit from this program. e-swissolar AG and the DLT/blockchain start-up could work on an early-stage proposal and focus on the development process without investing much time in negotiating prices for deliverables. This creates a relaxed and creative environment, where trust can be built, and a long-term relationship can be established. This experience of mutual success is important for establishing a long-term business relationship with a talented start-up.

What major challenges have you faced during the implementation/testing of BlockStart’s blockchain-based solution?

The main challenges were how to coordinate our resources, communicate expectations and define the objectives and KPIs.

What kind of impact do you think the blockchain-based solution you have implemented in the scope of BlockStart may bring to your company?

The cooperation with the DLT/blockchain start-up will accelerate the development process from the idea to pilot and testing our application in real conditions, that is beneficiary for both parties. We would have a first end-to-end solution and working pilot for our clients, when DLT/blockchain developer would have a real reference. Adopt a blockchain-based solution is helping us to create end-to-end solutions without having to develop everything from scratch.

Where do you see your company in 5 years?

In 5 years, we want to have realised a blockchain network dedicated for the energy sector on a national level (CH, GR or others) and have seen our applications (BOTC, BAIOT, ReFi) creating sustainable value for local energy markets.

Want to know more about the blockchain-based solution adopted by e-swissolar?

Visit Knowtary‘s webpage or watch the video below to learn more about the “Knowtary” solution implemented by e-swissolar in the scope of BlokStart’s 2nd Acceleration Programme.


Applications for SME adopters are almost closing!

The 2nd cut-off of the 3rd Open Call for SME adopters is open until 10 November 2021, 5pm CET/Brussels Time! If you are an SME operating in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail and willing to implement DLT/blockchain pilot solutions together with DLT/blockchain startups, that have gone through BlockStart’s 3rd Acceleration Programme, you can apply for this 2nd cut-off.

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