Herman Wijffels Awards- 3 November 2016
We won in the finals in the category Circular Economy. On November 3rd, a big event was organized in Nijmegen. Read more about it (and our competitors in the finals) on the Herman Wijffels website.
BNR interviewed us prior to the event as well, listen back on BNR Duurzaam (@12:20).
TKI Systeemintegratiestudies - 5 October 2016
The subsidy from RVO named TKI Systeemintegratiestudies has been granted. In this study we will investigate the feasibility of integrating the Blue Battery, in combination with a battery management system, yet also research social acceptance and necessary law- and regulation framework. This is the last step before a working prototype and suitable business case.
Climate-KIC stage II- 4 October 2016
After a successful round 1, AquaBattery will now continue joining the second stage of Climate KIC the Netherlands. The focus is on talking to more than 100 potential customers and other relevant parties; we'll investigate the different links in the electricity value chain, identifying problems, needs and desires. Let's see what this will bring us!
Marcel Mulder Award - 3 October 2016
Amazing! At the annual Wetsus congress, our Jan Willem van Egmond was honored with the Marcel Mulder Award. The jury praised him for the outstanding research achievements this year in the development of the salinity gradient battery, which resulted in two patent applications and a scientific paper in ES&T. David Vermaas and Jan Post were awarded this prize in the past. Jan Willem, congratulations!
ImagineIF & Accenture Awards - September 2016
We got selected for the ImagineIF finals and Accenture Innovation Awards semi-finals this September. Although we were very honored for both, we could not attend any of these events due to increasingly challenging agendas of all team members: a proposal for subsidizing the upcoming demonstration project had to be finished in time!
Delft - April 2016
AquaBattery have a new laboratory in the Green Village of Delft. There, we are building an advanced version of the Blue Battery, which will bring us a step further.
TEDx Utrecht - 27 January 2016
Mei Nelissen has presented the Blue Battery at the TEDx Utrecht. Mei is a student supervised by Dr. Michel Saakes from our innovation partner Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology. She presented the Blue Battery based on pH and salinity gradients (direct link.)
Rotterdam -19 November 2015
AquaBattery went to the Finals of "Get in the Ring" and Emil delivered a winning pitch in front of a large audience. One more big success!!!
Delft - 30 July 2015
AquaBattery has been granted with the STW (Stage 1) fund. This will be reinvested to built the prototype version 2.0, which will help us to be ready for the next step: testing the battery in a relevant environment.
Amsterdam - 4 May 2015
The radio station BNR (Business Nieuws Radio) will interview the Blue Battery team. We are not afraid of the tough questions we will be asked. The contrary, the listeners will finally have a chance to understand better what our battery is about. Follow the live interview Monday the 4th of May at 19.00 (C.E.T.), click here.
Get in the Ring - 30 April 2015
We have been invited to pitch our business idea at the world competition GITR (Get In The Ring). Ulrich delivered an amazing pitch that brought us to be between the best six finalists.
Cambridge Innovation Forum - April 2015
This time our team breaks the national borders and goes to participate in the finals of the Business Idea competition in Cambridge. The location is fantastic and we are ready to "battle" against the other start-ups. Anyway, it will be a great experience to see what the other finalists will present. Let's go!
Philips Innovation Award - April 2015
A big success!!! The Blue Battery goes to Rotterdam and gets selected by Philips between the best 5 start-ups that will compete against each other to win the big prize: 50.000 euro. The final will be held the 21st of May, at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Support us!
Climate-KIC - December 2014
Another big step forward: the team has been selected for the business incubator program of Climate KIC. Here, we will have a chance to refine the business plan, the market strategy and understand the pain we are solving.
TU Delft - February 2014
The Blue Battery team wins the Delft Energy Initiative prize (DEI). Thanks to that, it will be possible to build the first transportable prototype. Moreover, the team will participate to the LaunchLab organized by YesDelft, a business incubator that aims at helping and launch start-ups towards the success.