2013 INNOV’R® Trophy
At the 2013 INNOV’R® Regional Trophies, ATAWEY received an award in the category “Energy: energy efficiency, storage and renewable energies” for its eco-innovative proposals.
Support for innovation
An original and unique scheme in France, the INNOV’R® permanent call for projects aims to contribute to rebuilding the industrial fabric of the region. Launched in 2008 by the Rhône-Alpes Region, Bpifrance, ADEME (French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management) , Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (Consignments and Loans Fund), the NIPI and AFNOR (in partnership with the ARDI regional development and innovation agency), the scheme encourages very small to mid-sized local enterprises to develop environmental innovations in the fields of renewable energies, construction and sustainable development, management of pollutant emissions, eco-innovative products and processes, and environmental measurement and evaluation.
Pilot installations under way
“Taking part in this INNOV’R® Trophy has helped to get ATAWEY and its innovative products known”, say the founders Jean Amaré and Pierre Bonnefond. “Initially, our actions are focused on the establishment of commercial partnerships with industry or managers of isolated sites in order to design the first regional installations.
We are currently working on an initial demonstration facility of 1 MWh which will be put in place early in 2014 and will be followed by a pilot production facility of 8 MWh, planned for an industrial signal transfer application”.