Igor Kluin (NL) - winner 2007 - Qurrent
Plan: Qurrent produces a small black box, called a QBox, which does three things. (1) It optimises energy use, turning things like your washing machine on and off when it's most efficient and cheapest. (2) It monitors energy use, giving you clear insight into energy flows in your home, presented in a user-friendly fashion. And (3) it's a router for a Local Energy Network (LEN) in your neighbourhood, connecting you to the grid and to your neighbours.
Today: After a successful startup phase, Igor is no longer involved with Qurrent and DOEN Foundation is now 100% owner of the company. Igor is pursuing other challenges. Qurrent is working hard to change the energy sector in The Netherlands.