Baker Hughes Energy Ideas Generation Program

Batch 1 Winners


Selected Startups


Is a high-tech startup, spin-off of the University of Bologna, which produces devices to make logistics more sustainable on Earth and in Space by reinventing the robotic gripping action of objects of any shape, size and material. The startup develops a proprietary thin-film technology that becomes adhesive on command by electrostatics, with a high force density, minimal weight and energy consumption.


Born in Bergamo in 2019, develops and applies innovative sustainable solutions for the circular economy, deals in particular with the valorisation of industrial waste which today has landfill disposal as its only destination. In particular, the company has developed various patented technologies for the treatment of residues from industrial processes (steel plant slag, fly ashes from waste-to-energy plants, fine powders from cement factories, etc.) with a carbon capture effect.


Founded in Bologna in 2017, works on the production and applications of graphene. The company holds a patent on graphene production technology in industrial quantities based on an innovative and eco-compatible method. The graphene produced is capable of being deposited on a large number of surfaces, embracing all possible applications, from electronics to medicine, and industrial applications such as high-performance lubricants.

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Workshop at StartUps Laboratories:

During the workshop the teams reviewed the products, services, and technological innovations of the selected startups, highlighting their unique features, competitive advantages, and potential applications in the market.

Workshops at Baker Hughes’s Florence Campus:

Workshops at Baker Hughes Florence Campus, where the startups
have been introduced to the Baker Hughes’s various departments and operations. The activities included visits to
production areas, research and development facilities, innovation laboratories and technical training
academy. The startups had the opportunity to meet with key employees, ask questions, and gain insight
into the Baker Hughes’s culture and operations.

Workshop at Baker Hughes’s Laboratories:

Connection to Baker Hughes’s laboratories, where startups get to see various
research, development and innovation projects being carried out by BH’s teams. Startups are shown the
equipment and facilities used by the scientist and engineers, and given an overview of the research
methodologies and techniques used. At the end of the tour, collaborative sessions were facilitated by Baker Hughes’s
innovation experts for the identification and analysis of use cases of mutual interest.

Workshop at Baker Hughes’s production plants:

The visit provided the startups with valuable industry knowledge and insights that can help the grow and succeed in their own operations.

Leveraging Baker Hughes capabilities to incubate technologies

Data Science

Technology Testing Labs & Scales

Digital & Emerging Technologies

Materials & Process Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

World class labs and testing facilities globally

Scope of the Open Innovation Program

Subject Matter Experts involved into the program

Batch 1 Remarks

The Energy Ideas Program has provided us unique access to production plants, to high-level subject matter experts and technicians, and a structured, guided and well-received (by internal business units) open innovation process


We found especially valuable the support on the technological side as well as on financial/market/economics aspects. The experience has been very positive and valuable for us, providing us a lot of food for thought, which always brings new ideas


Thanks to this program, we had the opportunity to explore potential fields of application that otherwise we would never have been able to deal with

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