EnergyCortex GmbH


EnergyCortex enables industrial customers and energy suppliers to control and optimize their sites and facilities using intelligent cloud solutions. They also support the use of artificial intelligence and the digitization of energy processes.

Combining data science methods and tools of operations research with technical and energy industry-specific methods of system analysis and energy management allows for precise representations of data that pave the way for marked improvements in energy efficiency and reduced emissions.

EnergyCortex GmbH was founded by Dr. Bastian Baumgart and Christian Gerloff – both RWTH alumni. The founders enhance the successful start-up with their professional experience in the flexibility management of industrial sites and academic expertise in the areas of machine learning and Bayesian methods.

The company emerged from Energy Data Portal, a start-up project that was supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s EXIST Business Start-up Grant. This project was supervised by RWTH’s Chair of Economics for Engineers and Natural Scientists (WIN).

With the first prominent customers and development partners, the proof of concept has undoubtedly been successful. EnergyCortex was a prizewinner of the 2018 Digital Innovations Start-Up Competition and also won the 22nd NUK Business Plan Competition.