Heliatek, a German Technology Pioneer, to Participate at the World Economic Forum in Davos
DRESDEN, Germany, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Heliatek will use the unique platform of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which is taking place in Davos-Klosters from January 20-23, 2016, to present its disruptive technology of organic solar films. Thibaud Le Séguillon, Heliatek's CEO, will interact with a network of 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 is a leader in 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.
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.
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More information on past Technology Pioneers winners can be found at http://www.weforum.org/communities/technology-pioneer