SPIE and Incooling enter into a strategic partnership for a revolution in the data centre world.
Data Centre is the new frontier in the fight against climate change.
Eindhoven, 18th January 2021 – SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the field of energy and communication, has entered into a partnership with Incooling. Incooling is a deep tech venture working on innovations that can make data centres much more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Together with Incooling, SPIE will introduce these innovations in data centres in the Netherlands.
Incooling is developing innovations that fit perfectly with SPIE’s ambitions to provide energy-saving solutions for its customers. With a mission to cool down the planet one server at a time, their unique phase-change cooling solution is designed to dramatically improve energy efficiency whilst enabling the data centre industry to reach its full potential.
SPIE and Incooling met on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven where SPIE delivers and services data centre solutions to several customers. To further expand its portfolio of services, SPIE scouted Incooling, and the partnership is now in effect.
Incooling has developed an integrated cooling solution that is aimed at increasing the computing performance of servers. Their phase change cooling solution removes the heat directly at the source, resulting in maximised server performance and lower energy consumption.
Ruud van der Hoeven, Data Centres Business Unit Manager at SPIE Nederland B.V., is excited about the partnership: “SPIE’s customers belong to the most demanding customers in the world. SPIE already offers various cooling solutions for data centre environments. However, Incooling’s innovation is an excellent addition to the broad portfolio of current SPIE solutions. Together, we will be able to enhance our offering, which will help our customers save energy and cost. ‘’
Rudie Verweij, CEO Incooling: ‘’ We see that the data centre industry is changing rapidly, creating new challenges and increasing the pressure for innovation. We are very excited to partner with SPIE as it will ensure efficient exploration of these challenges and rapid implementation of new technology with a like-minded partner willing to go the extra mile to drive change.”
SPIE Nederland is a subsidiary of the SPIE group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications. SPIE Nederland provides advice and technical solutions in design, building and maintenance of network systems and energy, infrastructure, industrial and building installations. Employing more than 42000 people at 32 locations, SPIE Nederland holds a position in the top 3 technical service providers in the Netherlands. With approximately 46,400 employees and a strong local presence, in 2019, SPIE generated € 6.9 billion in sales with EBITDA of € 400 million.
Incooling was founded after a joint initiative of Eindhoven Start-up Alliance supported by ASML and Philips, led by HightechXL deep tech venture building program to create strategically important ventures to strengthen region’s position in the deep tech start-up ecosystem. With a mission to cool down the planet one server at a time, Incooling adapted the unique properties of phase change cooling and created next generation cooling systems dedicated to achieving the full potential of the data centre industry.
Photo: Rudie Verweij, CEO Incooling and Ruud van der Hoeven, Business Unit Manager Datacentres SPIE.