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CSIC spin-out 8power wins technical award

last modified Sep 18, 2017 10:27 AM
The start-up company 8power, specialists in vibration energy harvesting and self-powered wireless sensors, has been awarded Best Technical Development in Energy Harvesting at the 2017 IDTechEX conference in Berlin.


Image: Antony Rix, CEO of 8power receives the Best Technical Development in Energy Harvesting from Dr Fanny Barde, Toyota Motor Europe

This award follows 8power's success at the Business Weekly awards where the company, spun-out of CSIC, was named Graduate Business of the Year.

Dr Antony Rix, CEO of 8power, said “We have worked rapidly to progress the commercial success of vibration energy harvesting. Thanks to our academic partners at the University of Cambridge and the 8power team for their hard work to allow us to launch our first products so soon.

 “This award validates our energy harvesting technology and highlights that the technology has moved from research to a commercial product sector. We are seeing completely new classes of connected devices emerge with energy harvesting at their core”.

8power has recently launched the Track100 self-powered GPS tracker, part of a family of devices that fully integrates 8power’s patented vibration energy harvesting, power management, energy storage, GPS/GNSS positioning and a range of wide area cellular communications.

Read more about 2017 IDTechEX here



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