Sinergy Flow , the startup supported by Polihub and founded by Gabriele Panzeri and Matteo Salerno , Alumni Engineering of materials and nanotechnologies, won the National Award for Innovation 2021 (PNI) .
Already winner of the Start Cup Lombardia, Sinergy Flow took home the victory in this “business plan competition” thanks to its innovative battery at low cost, sustainable and high efficiency . The battery costs up to 30 times less than the solutions on the market today and does not use precious raw materials, since is based on by-products of the petrochemical industry rich in sulfur , in compliance with the principles of the circular economy.
"The high accessibility of the raw materials used will avoid the creation of geopolitical oligopolies in their supply, promoting the energy independence of the individual communities" declares to Repubblica Alessandra Accogli , Alumna Materials Engineering and CEO of the company - This award will allow us to accelerate the development and diffusion of this technology on the market and make a strong contribution to a completely sustainable energy transition “.
The PNI - to which the best Italian hi-tech business projects born in the university field compete, winners of the 15 regional competitions (StartCup) - in 2021 saw the participation of 63 innovative business projects, which challenged each other around the theme “From research to business for a sustainable future”
The total prize money amounts to 1.5 million euros: around 500,000 in cash and 1 million in services, offered by the universities and incubators members of PNICube.