Geniess is excited to be joined by 4 exceptional interns this summer! We sat down to get to know them a bit better, including why they’ve chosen Geniess and what they’re working with. Understanding the economic potential of energy storage, microgrids, and industrial electrification requires a wide variety of competence and we are fortunate to have such passionate and experienced interns on the team.
Currently, I am midway through my Cybernetics and Robotics degree at NTNU in Trondheim. Parallel to my studies, I’ve been co-founding Potestrikk, a startup that’s developing a software solution for creating custom knitwear patterns for dogs. This experience has been incredibly rewarding, and has opened my eyes to the world of startups. I really appreciate that even the small tasks has a huge value and impact within a startup, which has motivated me to explore the possibilities for full time work in a small business.
I discovered Geniess when exploring opportunities within Oslo’s startup scene. What drew me to the company was their mission to make a significant impact on the energy sector and to help speed up the transition to renewable energy. Geniess is a place where I can be part of impactful projects and where every task I take on is appreciated and contributes to something meaningful. This focus on meaningful work, more than anything else, made Geniess feel like the right place for me.
What do I want to achieve
As a technical intern at Geniess, I’ve been working on diverse tasks, from enhancing our website’s functionality to helping develop new software. Each task gives me an opportunity to work with technologies that are new to me. I’m looking forward to more challenges and continued learning throughout the summer. And hopefully, by the end of summer I will have a better understanding of both the energy storage industry and the life working in a startup.
I am hugely excited to have joined the innovative team at Geniess, following my studies in Business and Economics at the University of Edinburgh. My journey so far has been shaped by the experience I gained at Prosper Social Finance in the UK. Further, my stint with ScottishPower Renewables gave me the opportunity to focus on the finance aspects of offshore wind projects, although relevant these experiences are vastly different to microgrids, battery storage, the economics involved with peak shaving, time shift, arbitrage, and frequency response.
It’s the fusion of diverse expertise at Geniess that truly piqued my interest. The team comprises highly skilled individuals, from battery scientists to data scientists, all working together in a uniquely efficient—and yes, slightly quirky—manner. The breadth of knowledge within the team and the opportunity for continuous learning were initially what drew me towards Geniess. However, after delving deeper into the market, I recognized the crucial role Geniess plays in the energy transition, which solidified my decision to intern here.
What do I want to achieve
In terms of what I hope to achieve during my time at Geniess, my primary responsibilities lie on the commercial side of the business. However, true to the dynamic nature of start-up culture, my role is far from limited. The tasks I undertake range from website optimization to commercial strategy and client outreach, making each day distinct and exciting. My ultimate goal is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the energy storage industry and grasp the inner workings of the start-up ecosystem here in Oslo. I am particularly excited about learning more about the finance aspects of entrepreneurship and investor relations. I am eager to continue on this journey with Geniess and make a meaningful contribution to the energy transition by building the business case for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS).
I just finished my third year at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology studying Industrial Economics and Technology Management with computer science and a specialization in AI. Previously, I’ve had the opportunity to work on various web development and machine learning projects, and I am now very excited to join the Geniess Team for the summer.
My decision to join Geniess was primarily based on my desire to learn and explore the different possibilities and practical applications of my studies. Additionally, I found the diverse expertise and backgrounds within the team very interesting, and it has already proven to make a great work environment where I can constantly learn and grow. However, what in the end made me decide on Geniess, was their role in the energy transition. For me, being able to contribute to the impact Geniess makes through facilitating for better use of energy is a great motivator.
What do I want to achieve?
Throughout my time at Geniess I mainly want to improve my technical skills by learning new technologies additional to acquiring more programming experience in general. I am also excited to learn more both about energy storage systems and their effects on the energy transition and have a look at real business cases.
I study business economics at The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and have worked for multiple start-ups, like the EdTech start-up Curipod, over the last few years. I am also part of Start NHH, an entrepreneurship group at NHH, which has given me great insight into the start-up world through our collaboration with the SEB ScaleCenter.
I discovered Geniess through the SEB ScaleCenter, and since I am very passionate about the EV and energy storage space, it naturally drew me to join Geniess. I want to better understand the challenges we are up against in the energy transition, and what better way to do that than by joining a start-up working on accelerating and optimizing battery energy storage solutions.
What I want to achieve at Geniess:
This summer, my focus will be on enhancing the internal sales process, ensuring it is streamlined and seamlessly incorporated into the existing workflow. I will also look into new business opportunities and markets that could be of interest to Geniess. Supporting the team on product testing, social media presence, and continuing building on the team culture will also be of priority.