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Innovative outdoor solar and kinetic energy harvesting pavement system

Objective

PLATIO outdoor solar and kinetic energy harvesting pavement system is developed by our start-up company, Innovatív
Térburkolatfejlesztő Kft. We are an enthusiastic team of professionals with engineering and sales/marketing background.
With our flagship project PLATIO, an unconventional primarily outdoor energy producing paving system our mission is to
offer a viable solution to harvest and exploit renewable energy in urban environments.
Our project gained serious awareness and managed to involve venture capital from angel investors to create the prototypes
of our pavement system. We are also a mentored project within Design Terminal, a leading technological and startup mentor
program in Hungary.
PLATIO is an unconventional, a primarily outdoor energy producing paving system and an alternate to usual pavements.
Contrary to most of the applied pavements nowadays, PLATIO does not take material (such as stone, gravel, cement and
wood) and energy from nature to build human environment, but uses the normally appearing garbage and energy.
Consequently PLATIO is a paving platform made of recycled plastic. The planned product integrates different types of
environmental friendly technologies such as solar panels to use the solar power and kinetic energy converters to transform
the energy of human steps or any other means of vibration. The units are compact and modularly connect together making
electronic contact without additional wiring by a powerline communication system which connects automatically during the
establishment.
Combining recycled plastic, solar panels and piezoelectric kinetic energy converters we created the PLATIO technology that
can be used for several scenarios from household (B2C) to B2B solutions, such as smart advertisement providers. Instead
of trying to create the cheapest consumer solution we had learned from the market that

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

INNOVATIV TERBURKOLATFEJLESZTO KFT
Address
Wesselenyi Utca 4 3/15B
1077 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000