Collectively, Eliq is a team of tech lovers made up of engineers, developers, entrepreneurs, innovators, musicians, foodies – all passionate about supporting the fight against climate change.
Håkan graduated from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and has a background in electrical engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship. His first start-up, as a 19 year-old, was social network Substream (now closed) then industrial sensor company Acosense (Spotlight Stock Exchange: ACOS). Leading Eliq as CEO, Håkan is passionate about positioning Eliq to revolutionise digital engagement in the utilities industry.
Without his CEO hat on, Håkan writes electronic music and unplugs his electronic equipment when not in use. ‘’Standby is the most pointless form of energy waste’’, he says.
Mechanical engineer “Botha” also comes with an innovation and entrepreneurial edge. Botha founded Globesar, a Norwegian technology company – a leader in satellite data analysis.
According to Botha, we are privileged to be able to explore the world – new places, new ideas all in different cultural settings. If Botha wasn’t at Eliq, he would most likely be creating a better life for people in some other way, preferably with tech, food or fashion. When it comes to energy savings, he believes that awareness is the key.
Olof is an industrial design engineer also from Chalmers University in Gothenburg. Prior to joining Eliq, he developed a patent on a smart bike lock “Lock & Roll” – a concept that became one of the finalists in the Venture Cup West 2010. Olof is Eliq’s creative force and today leads the growing technology development team.
His best energy saving tips is to cook together with your friends. It not only makes perfect economic sense, it’s also fun!
“Fischer” is a software engineer who also graduated from Chalmers University of Technology. He has solid experience in software development with a special talent for system architecture and cyber security. He has previously been involved in several start-ups and is currently responsible for the development of Eliq’s platform.
His energy savings advice? “Space maximisation in your domestic appliances and the use of Eco settings; don’t waste energy unnecessarily!”
“Ottander” is another mechanical engineer from Chalmers University of Technology. He takes inspiration from Steve Jobs and the ambition for creating great products with perfection in every detail. He is the original founder of Eliq, having grown the business from his Master’s Thesis project on the effects of energy visualisation.
On his daily walks with the office dog, Frasse, he dreams of becoming self-sufficient on energy at his vacation home on the island of Brännö outside of Gothenburg.
Meet our board members and investors.
Eliq is a young and dynamic team with offices in Gothenburg, London and Vilnius; cities committed to creativity, innovation and sustainable solutions.