Awards for French start-ups supported by InnoEnergy

This past few weeks were rich in emotion for 4 start-ups supported by InnoEnergy France: Solable, Stimergy, Lancey Energy Storage and Sylfen.


Solable, the innovative water heater



First, the start-up Solable, supported by InnoEnergy since 2014, has been awarded by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), annual trade fair organized by the Consumer Technology Association to present new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. The CES Innovation Awards  (Category: Eco-design and Sustainable Technologies) rewarded “LaDouche”: an innovative and affordable water heater replacing the hot water tank. According to the two funders Pascal Nuti and Saadi Brahmi, the energy saving is huge because LaDouche let you reduce 80% of your hot water energy bill. Feel free to discover LaDouche at CES taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada (January 5-8, 2017): Eureka Park, booth 51654. Read their press release here.

Solable won also the Housing and Environment Award from Med’innovant, competition organised in Marseille by EPAEM (Établissement Public d’Aménagement Euroméditerranée) and its economic network. This competition aims to spot, promote and support innovative and sustainable projects in the Smart city field. For this 5th edition, each winner received a financial package of €15,000 and a contribution in kind. All the winner projects will be directly tested as part of the EcoCité Marseille Euroméditerranée (plan launched by the Ministère de l’Environnement).

Stimergy, the digital boiler

Stimergy, start-up that has integrated our accelerator the same year, received the Circular Economy Award of Pollutec (eco-innovation fair in Lyon). A proof that the innovative actions of Stimergy to recycle all the energy consumed by the datacentres are an example for the circular economy. On this occasion, Déborah Thébault (Project Manager, Stimergy) has been interviewed on Pollutec TV in the presence of Fabrice Bonnifet, Chairman of the jury, François-Michel Lambert and Laurence Ville-Gentile, who are Chairman and Managing Director respectively of the Circular Economy Institute. Have a look at the Pollutec report (in French):

Lancey Energy Storage, the connected heater

Then, Lancey Energy Storage, young start-up created in June 2016 and supported by InnoEnergy, has been awarded two weeks apart by Pollutec (Pollutec Innovation Prize) and by EDF Pulse Rhône-Alpes Auvergne. Its innovation? A space heater with a connected battery designed for smart building energy management, explained in this video by Gilles Moreau, CTO and co-founder of Lancey:

Meet Lancey at CES taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada (January 5-8, 2017): booth 50659.

Sylfen, the energy storage solution

Another start-up has been awarded by EDF Pulse Rhône-Alpes Auvergne: Sylfen and its integrated energy storage and production solution for buildings and eco-districts, explained in this vidéo by Nicolas Bardi, CEO: 


Raphaël Meyer (CEO Lancey) and Nicolas Bardi (CEO Sylfen) pitching their innovation at EDF Pulse.

We were very proud to have two start-ups awarded the same day by the French energy giant EDF! By the way, the two entrepreneurs, Raphaël Meyer from Lancey and Nicolas Bardi from Sylfen, stand shoulder to shoulder the D day by encouraging each other and taking pictures of their pitch. A sign that the InnoEnergy Highway® is really a tight-knit family!


Raphaël Meyer and Nicolas Bardi, receiving their award (from the left: 2nd and 4th business man sitting in the front row)