Partners and Investors

Ampyx Power works closely with scientific institutions and hardware producers.  Technologically, we have close ties with the two most important Dutch aviation knowledge institutions.  Ampyx Power works together with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) in designing planes and in certification. Together with TU Delft and University of Freiburg, we also participate in research projects and in wind tunnel studies and we train PhD students. Together with  Staatsbosbeheer (the Dutch Forestry Commission) we are developing an area in the Netherlands where Ampyx Power systems can be tested. We work with local developers on demonstration projects in Australia.

Financing and investors

In the start-up phase Ampyx Power was supported by private investors and with subsidies.

Ampyx Power is the first company in the Netherlands to achieve significant financing through a crowd funding campaign. 350 informal investors raised almost a total amount of two million Euros. Both these and new informal investors were given the opportunity to invest (again) by purchasing depositary receipts of shares.  This is an investment in Ampyx Power’s next step in the journey, in anticipation of the phase in which the technology can be marketed.

We invite interested investors to join us around the table in order to explore possible opportunities.

The European Union values the work Ampyx Power does; the company received a subsidy amounting to 2,5 million Euros. And furthermore, the municipality of The Hague supports us with their programme “The Hague Impact Economy”. TKI Wind op Zee granted us subsidy to research the offshore application of our technology together with ECN, Marin and Mocean Offshore.

Cutting edge research

Ampyx Power trains two Marie Curie PhD students from interdisciplinary doctoral training networks TEMPO and AWESCO. The knowledge platform of TEMPO with partners like KU Leuven, Imperial College London, Stanford University, Renault and ABB, is driven by cutting edge research and addresses the needs of European companies and society for embedded control technology. At Ampyx Power PhD student Gianni Licitra works on optimal trajectories of our autonomous aircraft for maximum power output, system identification and design of control algorithms via the promising Model Predictive Control (MPC) techniques. The AWESCO knowledge platform, which stands for Airborne Wind Energy System Modelling, Control and Optimisation, studies Airborne Wind Energy related challenges with partners like Technical University of Munich, TU Delft, KU Leuven, ETH Zurich, XSens Technologies, Skysails and Enerkite.  Jonas Koenemann, part of the AWESCO network is working on the optimization of the launch- and land process of our autonomous aircraft. Both students are affiliated with the University of Freiburg under the supervision of prof. Dr. Moritz Diehl.

 

PhD students Giovanni Licitra and Jonas Koenemann