During the awards ceremony on October 5, Batconnect received the Étoile Prize Award, a €2,500 prize and induction into the prestigious Club Galaxie to benefit from the power of its network.
The Galaxie Prize rewards SMEs, students and researchers who propose technological innovations with a major societal impact. This year, the theme of the Galaxie Prize was “innovations and services for a sustainable world”.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT THE HEART OF BATCONNECT’S CONCERNS
Sustainable development is at the heart of Batconnect’s thoughts and motivations. After seeing how many lithium batteries are discarded due to minor failures, we came up with the idea of designing a smart and connected lithium battery. Extending its lifespan and efficiency by avoiding certain failures (deep discharge management, overstressed contactor…) is now possible thanks to the Batconnect systems.
The supply of components is another concern on our part to limit the carbon footprint of our systems to a minimum. In order to guarantee the reliability of our systems to our customers, we have carefully selected our electronic components from local industrial partners (such as Palladiam, an independent electronic distributor, specializing in the distribution of electronic components and cabling solutions, based just outside Toulouse).
It is important for us to anchor our production in the Occitan territory and more widely in France and to offer our customers a product and a service “Made In France”.
GIVING A SECOND LIFE TO BATTERIES, THE LONG-TERM AMBITION OF BATCONNECT
In order to extend the life of its batteries as much as possible, Batconnect wishes to buy back the batteries from its customers after ten years of use, when their performance is no longer necessarily adapted to mobility.
After a small overhaul, Batconnect will again be able to offer these systems to industrialists who install photovoltaic/wind farms or charging stations for electric vehicles.
For all these reasons, Batconnect has won the Etoile award. Who knows if we won’t win the galaxy award one day 😉.