is a passionate environmental entrepreneur with two master's degrees in
chemistry and renewable energy. As an active traveller and diver, Polina has
seen many beautiful places destroyed by negative anthropogenic impacts, and
based on her personal experiences and inner feelings, she decided to
fundamentally change her professional career and do something useful for our
planet. For this reason, she founded HelioRec. Joan Tarragó is the co-founder
of FernTech, a company that unlocks the potential of off-grid energy by
reducing the costs and logistical hurdles of deploying and maintaining hybrid
energy systems. FernTech's Universal Monitoring and Control (UMC) technology
allows operators to remotely maintain multiple systems at a lower cost than
on-site maintenance and using any components from any manufacturer. For Polina,
it was necessary to acquire more knowledge from more experienced entrepreneurs.
Therefore, she decided to apply for the EYE programme and come to Germany to
work with Joan at Ferntech.
Polina and Joan
carried out several activities within the floating solar technology and
monitoring system. Polina and Joan built and installed a floating solar power
plant in Belgium and identified some points for improvement. Some best practises
for the entrepreneur's path and how they can avoid some difficulties were
shared. Polina and Joan also made some contacts in European countries such as
Spain, Norway and Germany.
The main benefit
for Polina and HelioRec was to better understand the acquisition process and
how to improve the business plan. In addition, thanks to the exchange, Polina
was able to generate over 200 leads and start discussions with partners in
Europe. Polina and Joan now hope to build a floating solar project together
with HelioRec and expand their activities in this new renewable energy sector.
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:Empow'Her
(Paris) Host entrepreneur's contact point:ABUplus International GmbH
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