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Heliatek’s organic solar films – a truly green electricity generating technology

Heliatek, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL and the world-leader in organic solar energy solutions, announces that its award-winning technology have been certified by TÜV Rheinland in a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to have a carbon footprint of less than 16 kg CO2e/m².

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Embedded analytics to boost security of future autonomous vehicles

UltraSoC, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL, today announced that its embedded analytics technologies have been selected by Japanese company NSITEXE, Inc. to monitor performance and improve quality and reliability, particularly in future autonomous vehicle designs.

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UltraSoC-led consortium secures £2m Innovate UK funding to develop cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles

UltraSoC, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL, has secured £2m in support from Innovate UK (the innovation agency of the UK Government), for an ambitious co-funded project that will improve the safety and security of tomorrow’s connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

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CEO of eCAPITAL portfolio company Open-Xchange AG, Rafael Laguna, joins SprinD as designated Founding Director

Rafael Laguna, CEO at Open-Xchange AG (OX), has been asked by Germany´s Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to become the founding director of SprinD, a new innovation agency. eCAPITAL congratulates Rafael Laguna on this outstanding opportunity.

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Creapaper receives Red Herring Award North America

After winning the Red Herring Top 100 Award Europe in February 2019, Creapaper GmbH, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL AG, has now received another renowned award. The innovative technology for making paper from grass also convinced the North American jury of the business magazine Red Herring. That is why Creapaper has now also received the Red Herring Top 100 North America in the beginning of June.

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"Cleantech Deal of the Year" - Cleantech Group recognizes the acquisition of sonnen by Shell New Energies

Cleantech Group, based in San Francisco, has recognized the acquisition of sonnen by Shell New Energies in February 2019 as "Deal of the Year" in the European cleantech industry. Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group publishes every year the Global Cleantech 100, a list of the industry's most innovative and promising companies, believed tob e set for strong growth over the next five to ten years.

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eCAPITAL sells shares in Milk the Sun GmbH

eCAPITAL sold its stake in Milk the Sun GmbH as part of a strategic realignment and management buyout.

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Creapaper awarded Red Herring Top 100 Europe for grass paper innovation

The renowned US business magazine Red Herring has honored the German start-up Creapaper, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL AG, with its Top 100 Europe Award. The Hennef-based company has developed a paper-making technology based on grass.

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Very successful exit: sonnen sold to Shell

Today it was announced that Shell Overseas Investments will acquire sonnen Group, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL AG and the leading provider of intelligent energy storage and innovative energy services. That means that post regulatory approval and completion sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.

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Households replacing power stations in Germany - sonnen is putting the largest virtual battery of its kind into operation creating the power grid of the future

For the first time, sonnen, an eCAPITAL portfolio company, is providing balancing power for the energy market by means of residential energy storage systems networked across the whole of Germany. The sonnen virtual battery, which is now online, is currently the largest of its kind that is able to compensate for fluctuations in the power grid. As a result, German households are now in a position to take over all the tasks of conventional power stations.

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