home tickets

OFlexxTechnologies

Early Stage Startup





Tagline

Next Generation Thermoelectrics



Elevator Pitch

We are converting waste heat into power - providing efficiency improvements or autarky to our customers.

O-Flexx develops, manufactures and sells advanced thermo-electric generators (TEGs) which allow an economic conversion of both low and high grade waste heat into high value electric energy. TEGs are true solid state energy converters - like photovoltaic - with no moving parts and particularly suitable in the electric power range from µW to kW.

The O-Flexx thermoelectric generators (TEGs) are based on a proprietary novel and patented device structure including a unique thin-film manufacturing approach. This combination allows O-Flexx to offer a game-changing, economically viable and innovative solution in thermoelectric devices. The device structure broadens the application range and its flexible form factor reduces the complexity of the devices, while the thin film manufacturing approach enables higher conversion efficiencies and reduces material use significantly.

Product

O-Flexx focus on two market segments: Energy Harvesting and Power Generation.
We see a strong market pull in Energy Harvesting for powering wireless sensors (Industrie 4.0 ; Internet of Things IoT). In Q1/2015 O-Flexx launch its own Energy Harvesting Product (see photo) based on our patented technology.

In Power Generation we are a component and sub-system provider to our customer & providing engineering support for the integration. All customized solutions are based on the same core components:
O-Flexx develops both low temperature and medium/high temperature thermoelectric devices. The “O-Flexx Power Strap®” allows a flexible integration of TE devices into power generation systems of different sizes and for a variety of applications.
The medium to high temperature platform “O-Flexx Power Cell®” allows a new and disruptive way of joining the TEG module with the interfaces resulting in very high conversion efficiencies and reduced additional material use.

The main advantages of the O-Flexx approach are:
- reduced material usage (=cost effective solution)
- best and flexible interconnection by soldering, overcoming design restrictions of competitive solutions (=higher efficiency on system level)
- automated production process for the core component (already in place)

O-Flexx is selling on prototype level and has established product development partnerships with OEMs. The product and production concept is ready for market introduction.



Why we are ecofriendly

Our devices run with (waste) heat and therefor in most applications fuel free and can create electrical energy from this resulting in either higher system efficiencies or lower fule consumption of the base system (e.g. 5-10% in case of diesel locomotives).

Latest News

2014:
- 1000 cycles test on Tier 1 supplier test bench
- doubling the power output on system level
- successful prototype test at OEM testbench
2015:
- launch of Energy Harvester System Product

Search


Search for this company on ecosummit.net


Contact Request

Please register and login to contact this company.

Version History

2015-03-04 08:17:29 - changed latestnews to '2014: - 1000 cycles test on Tier 1 supplier test bench - doubling the power output on system level - successful...'

2015-03-04 08:15:03 - changed latestnews to '2014: - 1000 cycles test on Tier 1 supplier test bench - doubling the power output on system level 2015 - launch of...'

2015-03-04 07:26:31 - changed fundraising to 'Open slot in actual financing round of approx. 2 Mio. Euro'

2015-03-04 07:24:56 - changed productpitch to 'O-Flexx focus on two market segments: Energy Harvesting and Power Generation. We see a strong market pull in Energy...'

2015-03-04 07:23:45 - changed productpitch to 'O-Flexx focus on two market segments: Energy Harvesting and Power Generation. We see a strong market pull in Energy...'



Job Offers

Senior Engineer Product Development

Website



Fundraising

Open slot in actual financing round of approx. 2 Mio. Euro



Employees

13

Investors

Emerald Technology Ventures (CH)
SAM GmbH (Salzburg)
NRW.BANK Venture Fonds II (Düsseldorf)

Customers

Amongst others SMS Siemag (Düsseldorf (GER)) and Bombardier Transportation (Zurich (CH))




Awards

Best Presenting Company (German.Venture.Day 2012)
IAIR Award 2014 - Best Company for Innovation & Sustainability - Energy - Germany
Cleantech Forum Europe 2014 - Most promising technology
2014 Ranked on the Global Cleantech 100 List


Country of Origin

Germany

Founded

2006



Team

Benedikt Eska - Chief Executive Officer (unconfirmed)

Gerhard Span - Chief Technology Officer
Heiko Rother - Director Sales and Business Development
Arno Wehner - Director Production

Contact Person

Benedikt Eska

Headquarter

O-Flexx Technologies
Auf der Höhe 49
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tags

Green Innovation, Cleantech, Startups, Investors, Corporates, Venture Capital, Renewable Energy, Cleantech Conference, Thermoelectric, Heat to Power