Heliatek Takes Silver Award at Ecosummit 2012
Heliatek GmbH has won the silver ECO12 Award during this year's Ecosummit in Berlin.Selected by an expert jury, the prize of €5,000 (silver) is awarded to the most promising startups and young companies in the cleantech sector.A to
We are very pleased to have received the silver ECO12 Award as well as proud that the jury recognised the significance of our breakthrough technology.This gives us an extra boost going into our next round of financing this year, during which we should raise €50 million from current and new investors for an additional production line, comments Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO of Heliatek.
The Ecosummit Award's 53-member expert jury is composed of representatives from cleantech companies, large corporations, utility companies, the media, and various service providers.Jury members come from leading companies such as E.ON, RWE Effizienz, Centrotherm, ABB, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Cisco, and Wirtschaftswoche (a German weekly business news magazine).
Jan Michael Hess, CEO of Ecosummit, explained the jury's decision:Heliatek is one of the best cleantech startups in Germany. The expert jury for our Ecosummit Award 2012 was impressed by the commercial potential of organic photovoltaics. The unique technology, the management team, and the milestones already achieved bode well for Heliatek's future.