Solarnative Wins Best Pitch Award
Solarnative wins Best Pitch Award
At the Infineon Startup Night on November 9th, 2022 at Campeon in Munich/Neubiberg, the photovoltaic startup Solarnative won the Best Pitch competition.
Five startups from the Infineon Co-Innovation Program presented their innovative tech solutions in 5‑minute pitches to the audience of more than 650 people made up of Infineon Technologies AG employees and some external guests. Afterwards, a live voting, in which all guests were invited to use their smartphones to vote for one of the startups, brought out the winner of the evening: Solarnative convinced the biggest number of guests with its Smart Energy Home and the Power Stick, the smallest and fastest inverter in the world, in which 8 chips from Infineon are currently incorporated. In a short award ceremony, Managing Director Julian Mattheis was presented with the prize of the evening: a challenge trophy in the shape of a rocket, which had already been awarded to the startups Dryad (2021), Breeze (2020) and Innatera (2019) in previous years. In his short acceptance speech, Mattheis promised that he would not launch the rocket into space – and if he did, then it would only use solar energy generated with their own products. Solarnative will hold the trophy for one year – then it will be passed on to a new up-and-coming company from the Infineon Co-Innovation Program at the next Startup Night.
Solarnative is a startup company in the photovoltaic industry based in Frankfurt a. M., Germany. With its Smart Energy Home, the company aims to revolutionize the market: the modular plug & play system ensures maximum yield and safety at the same costs, compared to standard PV systems. Founded in 2019 by Henk Oldenkamp and Julian Mattheis, the company currently employs 12 people at two locations. In Hofheim am Taunus, Germany, Solarnative is now setting up their own production facility aimed to become a Smart Gigafactory with an annual capacity of 3M inverters within the next years.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon are the key to a better future. With around 50,280 employees worldwide, Infineon generated revenue of about €11.1 billion in the 2021 fiscal year (ending 30 September) and is one of the ten largest semiconductor companies worldwide.
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