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German Heliatek Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives

5 Aug 2015 | Editor

Heliatek has been awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s "technology pioneers", a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. Heliatek was chosen by a professional jury among hundreds of candidates as one of the 49 selected companies.

Thanks to its selection, it will have access to the most influential and sought-after business and political network in the world, and be invited to the World Economic Forum’s "Summer Davo" in Dalian, China, this September, or the Annual Meeting in Davos in January.

Heliatek - Organic photovoltaic HeliaFilm can be made semi-transparent for windows

Figure: Heliatek - Organic photovoltaic HeliaFilm can be made semi-transparent for windows

The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. 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).

Thibaud Le Seguillon, Heliatek CEO, said, "We are delighted to be recognized by The World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. We have developed ground-breaking technology and manufacturing process that will have a significant impact on the way energy is produced. By integrating our solar films to building facades, we turn these into localized power station."
Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum, said, "We’re glad to see a German company make it to the selection." Fulvia added, "Heliatek is part of a group of entrepreneurs who are more aware of the crucial challenges of the world around them, and who are determined to do their part to solve those challenges with their company."

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About Heliatek

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, Bosch, 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.

Source: Heliatek

About 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.

Source: World Economic Forum


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