Thibaud Le Séguillon, Heliatek’s CEO, will interact with global leaders from across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society, focused on shaping the global industry agendas. “We will use this great opportunity of the Annual Meeting to present our de-centralized, de-carbonized, solar energy harvesting technology. It is highly disruptive to the current energy model of large, polluting, CO2 emitting electricity producers by offering clean, local energy generation.Our HeliaFilms® form an intricate part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” states Thibaud Le Séguillon.
Heliatek was recognized last year as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”, and was the only German start-up amongst the selection of 49 companies from 10 countries. The Dresden-based company develops and manufactures electricity-producing HeliaFilm®, an ultra-lightweight, flexible, solar film that is less than 1 mm thick. Heliatek leads the field of Organic Electronics Energy and holds the world record for an organic solar cell with an efficiency of 12%. It also won the Renewable Energy Design Award 2015 at the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards.
After the successful market entry of HeliaFilm® integrated with building materials such as glass and concrete, the company entered the PVC membrane segment with a renowned partner. Heliatek continues its worldwide roll out with global industry partners this year. Carrying out this strategy, HeliaFilm® is the core part of a large project in Singapore, which provides a test-bed platform for new sustainable, urban-fit technologies. The solar film will be implemented on steel and glass using various versions of transparencies and colors.
Heliatek was spun off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Ulm. The company is a leader in the field of Organic Electronics Energy holding the world record efficiency of 12%. Through both its leading edge material development and its proven capability for volume manufacturing Heliatek is the first company to begin commercialization of large area, OPV solar film. Its business model is to supply the custom-designed HeliaFilm® to partners in industries such as building and construction materials, automotive and light architectural structures. Heliatek maintains a total staff of some 85 specialists at its facilities in Dresden and Ulm, Germany.
Investors in Heliatek include leading industrial and financial companies such as BASF, Innogy Venture Capital, Wellington Partners, eCapital and Aqton SE. Research and development work, as well as the installation of production technology has been funded by the Free State of Saxony, the Federal Republic of Germany (BMBF project LOTsE (03EK3505E)) and the European Union.
For further information on Heliatek, please contact:
Cornelia Jahnel / Heliatek GmbH / Treidlerstrasse 3, 01139 Dresden
Tel: +49 351 213 034 421; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.heliatek.com
About the World Economic Forum:
The World Economic Forum is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the spirit of global citizenship. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any interests. It cooperates closely with all leading international organizations (www.weforum.org).
The Technology Pioneers 2015 were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Arianna Huffington (founder, Huffington Post) and Henry Blodget (editor-in-chief, Business Insider). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership. Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Dropbox (2011).
More information on past winners can be found here: www.weforum.org/communities/technology-pioneer
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