Welcome to i.nanoE.

i.nanoE offers a consulting, designing and prototyping service of energy harvesting solutions to feed small electronic devices.

i.nanoE participates in the ESA Business Incubation Centre Portugal.

We develop custom-made flexible generators capable of converting wasted environmental energy into electricity. Our technological solutions allow the users to take advantage of heat, movement and vibrations to charge batteries or feed small devices, thereby improving the Internet of Things (IoT) sensing capabilities.

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  • OUR PROCESS
  • OUR TEAM
  • FORMER MEMBERS
  • Our History
  • 1.
    Consulting

    Taking advantage from our advanced knowledge and background formation in Physics, the i.nanoE team offers to companies of various industrial areas the possibility to revolutionize their products, transforming them in a portable source of energy.

    2.
    Design

    We are able to design and develop specific portable energy generators for specialized products, creating the most appropriate configuration for the desired application without compromising the device efficiency.

    3.
    Prototyping

    We have access to the best fabrication and testing facilities and techniques, allowing the production of high-quality efficient and competitive micro- and nano-generators.

  • João Ventura Founder & CEO

    PhD in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 2006. João is currently the Vice-President of the Institute of Material Physics of the University of Porto (IFIMUP) and Vice -President of the Micro and Nano-Manufacturing Unit of the University of Porto (CEMUP-MNTEC). He is also a Visiting Professor and member of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Physics Engineering at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of FCUP.

    André Pereira Founder & CTO

    PhD in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 2010. André is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of FCUP, Assistant Researcher at the Institute of Material Physics of the University of Porto (IFIMUP) and a visiting academic member of the Imperial College of London, UK.

    Mariana Proença Founder & CMO

    PhD in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 2012. Mariana is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics at the Institute of Material Physics of the University of Porto (IFIMUP) and at the Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology of the Technical University of Madrid (ISOM-UPM), having specialized in the fabrication and characterization of metallic and insulator micro- and nano-materials by electrodeposition and sol-gel methods.

    Cátia Rodrigues Technical Development

    Cátia finished her Master degree in Physics Engineering at the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 2015, having specialized in the production and development of triboelectric nanogenerators capable of converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. Nowadays, she builds and tests prototypes of triboelectric generators that can feed several electronic components.

  • Joel Puga Founder

    With a Masters from the University of Aveiro in Materials Engineering, Joel Puga was a Researcher at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto in 2015-2016, where he was actively involved in research, development and characterization of devices and materials with technological applications in magneto caloric refrigeration, nanogeneration and thermal management devices. He was also leading the development of the thermoelectric and triboelectric technology, building and testing prototypes of portable energy generators for heat and vibration recovery.

    2014-2015

    Filipe and Miguel finished their Master degree in Physics Engineering at the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 2014, specializing in nanotechnology and nanofabrication. Both were founders of the i.nanoE business idea, building and testing prototypes of portable energy generators for thermal and motion energy recovery. Filipe specialized on the fabrication and characterization of zinc oxide piezoelectric nanostructures for later implementation in piezoelectric nanogenerators. Miguel developed the thermoelectric technology, building and testing micro-/nano-generators, using nanomaterials of bismuth telluride.

    2015-2016

    Pedro and José finished their Master degree in Physics Engineering at the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 2015. Pedro specialized in nanotechnology, photolithography, and deposition and characterization of thermoelectric materials. During his master thesis he fabricated and characterized functional prototypes of flexible thermoelectric devices based on bismuth telluride and antimony telluride. He is currently a PhD student at the Autonomous University of Madrid and a researcher at the Institute of Microelectronics of Madrid – CSIC. José specialized in the development and characterization of piezoelectric nanogenerators based on nanostructures of zinc oxide and polyvinylidene fluoride. He is currently a PhD student at the Technical University of Madrid under the Horizon 2020 EU’s innovation and development program.

    2016-2017

    Alvita Žabaitė finished her Bachelor degree in Applied Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU, Lithuania) in 2016. She specialized in analysis of the properties of nanocomposite thin films (DLC:Ag) by spectroscopic ellipsometry in the Institute of Materials Science (MMI, Lithuania). From July 2016 to February 2017 she was an Erasmus+ intern, automating and analyzing data related with triboelectric nanogenerators using MATLAB GUI program. Anastasia Pogrebnyak is currently studying Materials Engineering at the Technical Institute Georg Simon Ohm in Nueremberg, Germany. For her practical semester she came to inanoE as an Erasmus+ intern (from September 2016 to January 2017). She built and tested triboelectric as well as electromagnetic nanogenerators.

  • 2014

    Starting in February 2014, the project was born from the dream of bringing together the scientific world to the industry. The ability to apply the skills and innovative technologies that are being developed by researchers with extensive experience was a must. With the participation in iUP25K, the i.nanoE project began. The idea took us to the finals of this business idea competition, but this didn’t stop us. With the formulation of the idea and the business plan, the project was awarded two grants from IAPMEI entrepreneurship allowing the founders to start a technological development. Since then many advances have been made in the development of the first prototypes, creating partnerships and exposure of the project. Within one year of existence, i.nanoE was already a finalist in two entrepreneurship contests, the iUP25k and IDEup, obtained two grants to support entrepreneurship, made several scientific presentations at international conferences (ANM 2014 and EDNANO 2014) and developed the first functional prototypes already with an applicable possibility.

    2015

    In 2015 i.nanoE participated in the UPTEC School of Startups (April to September), which allowed us to learn more about management, finance and pitch techniques, and opened the doors to new investors and partnerships. In May 2015 we also participated in the ClimateLaunchpad, the Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition, in which we reached the national finals. Finally, in December 2015 we created the Startup InanoEnergy – Consulting, Design, Production and Application of Renewable Energy Solutions Ltd., and incubated in UPTEC. Since December 2015 we participate in the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Portugal, which will last until December 2017.

Our Services.

Excelling capacities in:

I&D

The i.nanoE focuses on the development of new solutions and technologies using innovative concepts and top scientific research.

Materials Development

We have a high capacity of functionalization and manipulation of various materials, having at our disposal state-of-the-art technology for the production and handling of micro- and nano-devices.

Energy Conversion

The i.nanoE has advanced knowledge in materials with intrinsic properties of energy conversion, applying these in a revolutionary way into portable generation devices.

Production

Our main objective is to manufacture flexible high-efficient devices, in order to provide higher energy autonomy and greater freedom to our users.

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iUP25k

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Making of Proof of Concept

Prototypes

Thermoelectric Prototype

Prototypes

News.

Keep up with InanoE breakthroughs

  • Spin-off of the University of Porto

    June 7, 2017Read More
  • Job Recruitment: Post-doctoral research associate

    April 15, 2017Read More
  • European project approved

    April 15, 2017Read More
  • New video of inanoE – ESA BIC Portugal

    March 30, 2017Read More
  • Meet the people behind ESA BIC Portugal

    December 9, 2016Read More
  • Participation at the ESA’s Couture in Orbit initiative

    May 23, 2016Read More
  • i.nanoE at National Television

    February 12, 2016Read More
  • i.nanoE in the newspapers in January

    February 12, 2016Read More
  • i.nanoE at the UPTEC Newsletter of December

    January 14, 2016Read More
  • i.nanoE at the Global Entrepreneurship Week

    November 27, 2015Read More
  • i.nanoE at the 1st Anniversary of ESA BIC Portugal

    November 26, 2015Read More
  • Participation of i.nanoE at EXPOVAL 2015

    October 1, 2015Read More
  • i.nanoE profile on F6S – Startups Network

    May 26, 2015Read More
  • i.nanoE on Público

    May 15, 2015Read More
  • School of Startups by UPTEC

    May 6, 2015Read More
  • Climate Launchpad 2-Day Boot Camp at FCT-UNL, Lisbon

    May 6, 2015Read More
  • i.nanoE represented the U.Porto at México, in SPIN 2014 entrepreneurship competitions

    March 23, 2015Read More
  • Advances in Prototypes

    March 10, 2015Read More
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Contact

  • Head Office
    UPTEC - Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade do Porto
    Rua Alfredo Allen 455/461,
    4200-135 Porto, Portugal

    Laboratories
    Departamento de Física e Astronomia,
    Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto,
    Rua do Campo Alegre 687,
    4169-007 Porto, Portugal
  • Email
    team.inanoe@gmail.com

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