LEDCOM International Appoints Board of Directors.

In order to better comply with and manage the company’s growth, LEDCOM International’s shareholders have appointed today a 3 members Board of Directors.
Mr. Mauro Tosi, the current sole director, has been appointed Chairman of the Board. The other directors are Mr. Pietro Marone, an Anglo-Italian manager based in London, and Mr. Sergey Ogorodnov, a serial Anglo-Russian entrepreneur and former investment banker also from London.
The Board of Directors is appointed for a term of three years.
Mr. Tosi will also retain the role of Ledcom’s Chief Executive Officer.

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.

LEDCOM International awarded funding from Regional ‘Research & Innovation’ Program

LEDCOM International S.r.l. is proud to announce the award of a € 600,000 7-year loan from the Regione Lombardia ‘Research & Innovation’ Program for the development of its CellLED® disruptive technology.

CellLED® is a LED driver for street lighting which, in addition to providing unparalleled energy saving for the municipality, aims at turning each lamppost into a micro cell for mobile traffic off-loading. Through CellLED®, the street lighting infrastructure becomes a pervasive, ultra-fast broadband mobile network available to all carriers, MNOs and MVNOs. At the same time, the CellLED® based network allows for the deployment of real smart city applications which the current narrow-band solutions will never be able to address.

“We are very pleased to be selected and trusted by our Regional Authority as one of the most promising and innovative companies in the eco-industrial environment” stated Mauro Tosi, founder of LEDCOM International and CellLED® visionary. “This collaboration is going to place Milan and its surrounding region at the forefront of the next mobile 5G revolution, while providing great benefits to the energy saving programs outlined by all the municipalities involved”.