Industrial tech Archives - Chalmers Ventures

Sinonus

Sinonus is a spinout from Chalmers technical university and KTH, and part of  Chalmers Ventures portfolio. The groundbreaking technology of carbon fibers can double as battery electrodes.

The carbon fiber technology in Ccc originates from Oxeon, another of Chalmers Venture’s portfolio companies. The carbon fiber was used in the propeller blades for NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, chosen by the engineering team due to their ultralight weight and thinness.

Carbon fiber is a strong and light construction material that can store energy electrochemically. Sinonus uses this multi-functionality to make true carbon fiber-based structural batteries that not only store energy but also become an integral part of the product’s structure. This patented innovation represents a significant step forward in streamlining batteries and how they can be used.

The development of structural batteries at Chalmers University of Technology has proceeded through many years of research, including previous discoveries involving certain types of carbon fiber. According to a study from the same university, the introduction of carbon fiber-based structural batteries could increase the driving range for lightweight EVs by 70 percent. In addition, the lower energy density of structural batteries would make them safer than standard batteries, especially as they would also not contain any volatile substances.

Iloomina

Iloomina is a prototyping house, providing photonic integrated circuits based on SiN with a record-low loss and high design flexibility. As such, it facilitates development of future solutions in the sectors such as telecommunications, optical sensing, quantum applications. The goal of Iloomina is to become a provider of microcombs — a novel laser source that provides multiple wavelengths. Built in the SiN platform, Iloomina’s microcomb technology is power-efficient, scalable and mass manufacturable. As such it can have tremendous impact on mass-market applications such as datacenter interconnects, replacing the current technology with much needed improvement of energy-efficiency and scalability in data-rates.

Braviz

The journey toward Digital transformation in Industries is creating a very fragmented data ecosystem. Engineers need to make decisions based on data, but the problem is that there is a lot of data, which is either not accessible or is often presented in a way that is difficult to understand. This makes data-driven operations and decision-making inefficient and unscalable.

Braviz streamlines industrial intelligence, making it more accessible and consumable for engineers. The platform serves as a hub for aggregating data and fostering ad-hoc analysis. It unifies the platform with engineer-driven analysis, and AI-assisted analytics, and seamlessly integrates with external AI models.

Our goal is to make it effortless for engineers to access the data they need for decision-making. By giving them the help of a virtual data scientist that can easily dig out insights, we make sure that engineers can focus on what they’re really good at, which makes decision-making smoother and more efficient.

repli5

Repli5

Repli5 speeds up and lowers the cost of developing autonomous vehicles. Through synthetic training data in virtual worlds, the company offers software where vehicles learn to act faster in traffic. The potential for synthetic training data is also great in other industries.

Adsorbi

Air pollutant capture is essential for avoiding health problems and protecting sensitive objects. But today’s unsustainable material use has severe environmental impacts and manufacturers looking for new materials for air pollutant removal have few alternatives. We want to help industries in sustainable transition by providing an innovative super-material.

Adsorbi has developed an adsorbent material that is highly efficient in capturing air pollutants, 5-8 times more effective than the existing alternatives on the market. The material is cellulose-based and designed to have a low environmental impact throughout the entire value chain.

Air pollutant control is needed in many markets and the first Adsorbi products are launched for art conservation. Museums and archives need solutions that remove air pollutants in storage spaces, are made from stable materials, and are easy to use. Adsorbi has developed storage pads together with art conservators which will be launched in 2023.

Mat4Green Tech

Indium plays a key role in the production of flat screens, touch screens and solar cells. The demand for the metal is great but the supply is today very limited all over the world. Mat4Green Tech has developed a technology that recycles Indium from industrial waste in an efficient and climate-neutral way. The technology for recycling and producing Indium has no CO2 emissions, which is completely unique. At the same time, we recycle more efficiently and with a higher recycling rate than competitors can do today. Right now we are recycling on a small scale in a test environment and the next step is to scale up production.

SINOM

The climate crisis puts more and more pressure on building owners to renovate their buildings to reduce energy demand and carbon emissions. At the same time, the European building stock is relatively old and in need of extensive renovation measures. In Sweden alone more than half of the 2.4 million apartment units were built before 1980, out of which more than 300 000 apartments are in urgent need of renovation. This growing backlog of renovation needs together with limited resources and manual and short-term planning processes makes it difficult for building owners to address these issues.

SINOM is a digital and smart alternative to the manual and traditional ways of maintenance and renovation planning. SINOM´s web-based planning tool builds on a unique algorithm to enable fast, optimized and data-driven maintenance and renovation planning for buildings and building portfolios. Using the SINOM webtool, building owners can map their renovation needs and quickly and easily generate maintenance and renovation plans that are optimized and prioritized based on a life-cycle perspective which saves costs, time and reduces the energy and climate impact of their buildings!

LC-Tec Holding

LC-Tec is a technology company specializing in optical components based on liquid crystal (LC) technology. Located in Borlänge, Sweden, we have over 25 years’ experience of designing and manufacturing a wide range of LC-based products, including optical shutters, variable ND filters, polarization modulators, variable retarders, and information displays.

Gomero Group

Gapwaves

Gapwaves creates antennas that enable superior wireless 5G solutions for the Telecom industry, safer radar solutions for the Automotive industry, Autonomous last mile delivery applications such as drones and robots as well as Surveillance and Traffic management. All thanks to their innovative waveguide technology.