Startup from Rio Connects Rio Innovation Week 2022 Audience Using Clean Energy.
Those who participated in Rio Innovation Week, from November 8 to 11, at Pier Mauá in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, had the opportunity to see the main technological and innovative solutions developed in the country.
One of them is the startup Flying to the Sun, born from a subsidiary of Ergon Projetos, a company rooted in the architecture and interior design market. An estimated 125,000 people strolled through the four days of the event, sharing experiences, doing business and most importantly, discussing new ways to connect.
With smart, connectable and sustainable products, the startup was present at RIW 2022, supported by Sebrae Nacional. Event attendees had the opportunity to visit the solar tree and sunbeds, referred to as “smart stations” and “sunbeds”, where they could rest, connect to Wi-Fi and charge their cell phones or other devices; In addition to ordering chilled water for Cedae, a water supply company in Rio de Janeiro, which has partnered to work through the virtual assistant available through QR CODE.
“Our participation in RIW will become a business case and we want to be more and more involved in such events, because our main objective is to raise awareness,” explained Flying to the Sun CEO Venetia Santos.
According to her, the startup is on the verge of profiting from business and creating jobs in industry, services and crafts, as the products are made from recyclable materials. “Every incorporated company should open a branch with an innovative branch to contribute socially, ecologically and create jobs”, advocates the CEO.
With the support of Sebrae, the startup also participated in international events in France and Germany. With the solar tree, the company won the JEC Awards Innovation Award 2019, in the Renewable Energy category, when it was selected as one of the 450 best sustainable collaborative projects in the world, during a ceremony which s is held in South Korea.
“The creation of Flying to the Sun is more than a goal. It is a must. We believe that solving communication problems, using social energy and maintaining communication and cooperation between people is one of the winning things to deal with the great problems of humanity.He said that this influence must be social and environmental.
The startup is also betting on sustainability by producing bags capable of capturing energy from the sun and, thanks to a database, supplying energy for various things. Made with chemical fabric and glued with cassava glue, this supplement took part in an exhibition in France, and also attracted attention during an exhibition at the Museum of Tomorrow.
The company also produces other adaptable products for smart cities, such as solar-powered gazebos that integrate with virtual voice assistants, Wi-Fi and USB outlets, among other technologies.