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. 


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.