Start-up Safion signs licensing agreement
From PhD thesis to holy grail of battery diagnostics
“Everybody can make nice slide decks. I’d rather offer resilient data” says Alexander Gitis, one of the co-founders of SAFION GmbH, an RWTH spin-off who recently signed an exclusive licencing agreement with RWTH Aachen University.
Together with Georg Fuchs, Hendrik Zappen and Arne Hendrik Wienhausen, Alex founded a company during their PhDs at the Chair for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies (ISEA) / RWTH Aachen University.
This is one of our favourite kind of start-ups: RWTH researchers meet at the lab, create inventions within their research and are brave enough to develop their innovations into a business. Here they are with Prof. Dirk-Uwe Sauer, who supported the RWTH entrepreneurs along the way.
Safion’s new diagnosis technology can predict the lifespan and the potential failure of a lithium ion battery precisely. This largely expands the capacity of a battery, reduces risks and cost – no matter where it is being used (i.e. in the e-mobility sector).
We’re proud to have accompanied Safion full circle within the last 3 years on their way from first inventive step to EXIST scholarship and to licensing agreement.