VOLTA Hong Kong Limited joins LEDCOM International’s shareholders

VOLTA HK Ltd, a holding company related to serial entrepreneur Sergey Ogorodnov, former CEO of Infra Engineering and founder of London based Voltaware Limited, converted its previous loan into Ledcom International’s equity. As a result, Ledcom’s shareholding group is strengthened by more international shareholders, bringing experience in advanced technology ventures and supporting the development and growth of the Milan based company into international markets.

From an operational point of view, Voltaware and Ledcom have been working together in various sectors for a long time. “Today’s agreement is the result of a deep search for the most suitable partners, in order to achieve the ambitious goals of the company in the next few years”, stated LEDCOM International’s CEO Mauro Tosi. “Between Volta and Ledcom there is a perfect unity of vision and our technologies are totally complementary, providing ever more intelligent solutions for energy saving, through a partnership that will only get stronger in the future” said Sergey Ogorodnov, Volta HK Limited partner and CEO of Voltaware Limited UK.

VOLTAWARE Limited and LEDCOM International form partnership for municipality and industrial energy saving

In addition to its ultra efficient and remotely controlled wireless LED drivers, LEDCOM will supply the products of the London based partner Voltaware Ltd (www.voltaware.com), designed to control and manage residential and industrial energy consumption.

Ledcom’s offers to municipalities for street lighting and to business/industrial customers for indoor lighting coverage will also include Voltaware non invasive system to monitor residential and industrial power utilization.

Award winning Voltaware is an advanced electronic and data management company, through its proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms. Its technology allows for an easy installation, through small magnets, of a small device to detect the power consumption of each appliance or machinery, displaying the performance information in real time through a quick smart phone application.

Partnership between Politecnico di Milano and Chinese incubator TusStar inaugurated today at PoliHub

The largest European center for innovation comes to life under the brand “China-Italy Design Innovation Hub”. It is the partnership between PoliHub, the incubator from Politecnico di Milano, and the largest university incubator in the world, TusStar (www.tusstar-en.com), from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, the Rector of Politecnico di Milano, Ferruccio Resta and Mr. Chen Xu, representative and political secretary of Tsinghua University in Beijing, in addition to the start-ups already incubated at PoliHub.

This agreement opens the doors to national and international investors to support exchange of start-ups, ideas, solutions and technologies from one university to the other, through the developments of Chinese and Italian companies.

For Ledcom International, one of the winners of the “China-Italy Challenge Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition”, sharing its PoliHub space with start-ups from TusStar and the mother company TUS Holding (https://en.tusholdings.com) will provide further opportunities to access new technologies, financial resources, investors and new markets.

 

FINNOVA Capital: new investors for LEDCOM International expansion

New York based FINNOVA Capital LLC and LEDCOM International agreed on the terms for a capital increase which will allow the American fund to join Ledcom’s shareholders.

It is the first of several Board designed initiatives to strengthen Ledcom’s equity and support the investment plan for the development of advanced products and the company’s international expansion.

FINNOVA Capital focuses on green energy and environment, energy saving and stocking, renewables, waste management, water and air pollution reduction, nanotechnologies and advanced materials, mobility, urban transport and Internet of Things.

FINNOVA Capital LLC financial ventures include:

– Corporate Private Equity
– Corporate Public Equity
– Real Estate
– Global Market Strategies
– Third Party Vehicles

 

“The ChinaItaly Challenge: scale-up for success”: Italian and Chinese entrepreneurs challenge for innovation. LEDCOM International awarded 2nd prize as best innovative start-up

The ChinItaly Challenge is an entrepreneurial competition between China and Italy, promoted by MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China) and by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research), with the goal to encourage start-ups and innovative companies to enter the Chinese market through new ideas.

50 Italian start-ups and 50 Chinese start-ups took part in the competition, which was focused on several market sectors: Smart city, Smart/Green building, Agriculture and food safety, Smart manufacturing, Aerospace, Clean energy technology, Health and Life-Sciences, Culture and Creativity, ICT, New Energy Vehicles, Internet Technology, Medical devices and Instruments, Civil Aviation.

Ledcom International, through the quality and innovation of its falgship project “CellLED® – mobile wifi everywhere” was awarded the second prize, after a Chinese start-up working on industrial precision lasers.

LEDCOM International awarded best start-up prize at “ChinItaly Innovation and Entrepreneurship” event

On Friday 28th October, 2016, LEDCOM International S.r.l. was awarded the first prize at the ChinItaly Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition event held at the Politecnico di Milano. A jury composed by numerous Politecnico professors, professors from Chinese and US universities and representatives of the International Technology Transfer Network, voted LEDCOM and its CellLED® project the best idea out of 10 international start-ups.
“This recognition means a lot to us”, stated Mauro Tosi, founder of LEDCOM, “particularly considering the quality of the jury and the start-ups involved”.

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ChinItaly Challenge, the winners of the competition that brings the start-ups to China

ChinItaly Challenge, the entrepreneurial competition boosting ideas stemming from the collaboration between China and Italy, has issued its first verdict. LEDCOM International, a leading start-up in the field of lighting control gears, lighting wireless controls and smart city applications, passed the preliminary round. In addition to a cash prize, LEDCOM was awarded access to the competition semi-finals to be held in China. The competition is among the initiatives launched at the ‘innovation week’, held in Naples, during which has been signed an important agreement between Politecnico di Milano together with PoliHub and Tus-Holding Ltd, one of the largest incubators in the world, linked to the Beijing University.

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LEDCOM International files patent for breakthrough dimmable power converter

LEDCOM International S.r.l. announced today the filing of its ‘WiLite’ technology patent application for an innovative dimmable power converter device.

A small size device that allows for the remote wireless regulation of any constant current device, if applied to the output of a fixed current LED driver it turns the driver into a dimmable device for LED lighting applications.

WiLite is far superior to the existing external dimmable solutions because it has a very compact form factor, it does not affect the input power factor and THD parameters of the system and therefore guarantees virtually-zero additionally power losses. In addition, since it’s placed at the output of an isolated LED driver, it can be easily and safely connected without adding any complexity to the luminaire and without altering any certification aspect.

With WiLite, any low-cost fixed-output LED driver can become dimmable and can be controlled via a remote wireless network, including any existing home Wi-Fi system, a smartphone or a tablet. “The WiLite solution does not require the LED driver to have a dimming interface such as DALI or 1-10V, allowing the luminaire manufacturer to create a much cheaper radio controlled system”, stated Silvio Vedani, LEDCOM’s CTO and WiLite main inventor. The system cost is also positively affected by WiLite positioning at the output of the driver, without requiring additional SPD systems or EMI filters.

Mauro Tosi, LEDCOM International founder, stated that “WiLite is another success in LEDCOM’s relentless search for the optimization in terms of costs and performances of the modern LED radio controlled lighting systems”.

LEDCOM International files patent for breakthrough LED driver technology

LEDCOM International S.r.l. is proud to announce a significant intellectual property milestone with the filing of its ‘Ledbuck’ technology patent application for ultra-efficient and reliable high power LED drivers.

Based on electronic design not previously employed in the lighting field, this technology overcome all the existing ‘Flyback’ and resonant LLC converters issues. It provides up to 96% power core efficiency even at relatively low output wattages in the range 80 – 160 Watts with an extremely wide output voltage range. In addition, the driver achieves higher reliability because of the small amount of components required, reduced voltage spikes across transistor junction and lower operating temperatures.

Electromagnetic interference parameters (EMI) are also improved, as the technology allows ‘continuous conduction mode’ (CCM) operations, considerably reducing the current RMS value.

“In addition to a smaller form factor”, states Silvio Vedani, LEDCOM’s Chief Technology Officer and main ‘Ledbuck’ inventor, “this solution allows for the utilization of lower cost ‘hysteretic’ controllers, both aspects reducing overall cost”.

“This patent is reaffirming LEDCOM’s determination to be at the forefront of lighting energy efficient technology development for both indoor and outdoor applications” stated Max Santi, LEDCOM’s CEO. Each driver based on the new ‘Ledbuck’ technology is also equipped with LEDCOM’s integrated wireless controls for remote management, requiring no additional external enclosures for the lights management.