Ταυτότητα της επιχείρησης
We are a mobility and green technology start-up that aims to lead the transition to cleaner forms of energy and create a more sustainable future for everyone, by making sustainable mobility make business sense. For that purpose, we build bleeding-edge optimization software that bridge carbon neutral forms of energy with emergent technologies in mobility. Thus, we provide valuable skills to companies that are involved in a variety of projects. These include:
· Transportation modelling and predictive models
· Energy usage optimization
· ESG models and reporting
· Data analytics
· Machine learning implementation
· Cloud and local platform development
Currently, Rhoé is active in 2 major industries, the maritime industry, and the urban mobility industry.
Regarding the maritime sector, Rhoé has developed the Energy-as-a-Service platform, a swappable battery network for inland waterway electric ships that makes sure that vessel owners have the clean energy they need, when they need it at a competitive price. It intends to provide vessel owners and operators with the benefits of electrification without the extremely high capital expenses that come with it. It controls and optimizes the whole novel battery swapping network by providing numerous industry-leading features such as location planning, infrastructure deployment, charging strategy, and most important revenue management methodologies.
Regarding the urban mobility sector, Rhoé provides emerging, sustainable, and attainable mobility solutions. It has already developed the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Plans in 42 Greek municipalities, among them the municipality of Thessaloniki and many municipalities of Athens, by developing algorithms that allow private and public organizations to easily determine the optimal location, pricing, and overall EV infrastructure strategy dynamically.
A few more of Rhoé's products that we have developed in our path so far:
· SIMPLI.CITI: A comprehensive hardware and software solution that helps municipal authorities issue and handle fines faster by automating the process from the first (confirmation of the offense) to the last step (payment of a fine by the offender).
· NATURAL.GAS: A platform that offers optimization and automation of the necessary process required to complete a full study of a new natural gas installation.
· EN.ERGY: An energy management database that collects and processes primary energy and other data, imitating energy consumption and costs, based on energy bills and on-site inspections.
Rhoé makes the adoption of more sustainable solutions profitable. It also makes developing sustainable products easier, faster, and more cost-effective and it is an expert at converting sustainable transportation solutions into financial sustainable as well. This is precisely the difficulty we face in this era of green transition: making the adoption of sustainable solutions profitable (since the environmental factor on its own it is not enough for businesses and governments to make the transition). Rhoé does that by integrating in-depth transportation and energy knowledge with bleeding-edge IT technologies. It uses optimisation metrics and algorithms, trained on real world data, that facilitate the transition to greener forms of energy by catalysing crucial barriers that so far exist.
Rhoé consists of creative, enthusiastic, passionate and young people, who are striving for a decarbonized, greener future via the use of novel technologies. As a team, are committed to excellence in our work which leads to remarkable project results and products.
Traction & achievements
Rhoé started as a sustainable mobility research team founded on December 17 of the year 2016, by students from the civil engineering department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In less than a year, it chose to take its innovative ideas to market. Within 5 years of establishment, Rhoé has received multiple awards and honors, not only regarding the innovativeness of its products and services, but also its insightfulness in its business strategy.
Some of Rhoé's most important achievements are: Two-time top 32 ICT startup in Greece (Greek Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, 2018 & 2019,) one of the top 15 smart startups in the country in the field of smart cities by the Hellenic Institute of Transport (2019), participation in the National Fair of Thessaloniki (2018, 2019 &2021), becoming members of the “green mind” project (2020), the National Register of Start-ups “Elevate Greece” (2021), the international shipping association “Interferry” (2021), the Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications Companies “ΣΕΚΕΕ-HAMAC” (2021), the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises “SEV” (2022), “Waterborne TP” (2022) and ERTICO-ITS Europe, and winning 1st place in Greece at “Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards 2022)”.