The Internet of Things, or IoT, is one of the most promising fields of technology. IoT enabled devices are embedded with electronics, feature Internet connectivity, and can communicate with other IoT devices over the Internet. However, to do all of this, these devices require energy, which when talking about a single device doesn’t seem too big of a deal. However, when millions of IoT enabled devices are at play, this factor matters a lot.
The Netherlands based startup Nowi aims to solve the energy problem with IoT devices. It uses energy harvesting technology to ensure that an IoT device can generate power from its surroundings. This is done by utilising every possible source of energy like light, heat, movement or even radio waves. The company’s brilliant tech didn’t go unnoticed as the startup has announced a collaboration with Huawei, which is one of the biggest tech companies around.