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As part of the 6th Hello Tomorrow challenge devoted to the deep tech sector, IFPEN - a partner of the event and sponsor of the Environment category - awarded 1st prize to Celadyne Technologies, which made the most impressive pitch during the final. The young American company is developing a nano-composite membrane for fuel cells and electrolyzers, making it possible to double their efficiency. The company was competing alongside 4 other start-ups in the final: Nuventura, Carbon Upcycling Technologies, Nexsis and Nanogence SA

Award ceremony video (IFPEN at 6'20)

Hello Tomorrow: focus on the challenge

The Hello Tomorrow Global Summit is an annual event that brings together scientists, entrepreneurs and institutions involved in the deep tech sector. As part of the event, a competition is organized to find the most promising technological and scientific projects that respond to tomorrow's societal, environmental and industrial challenges in several key sectors: artificial intelligence, healthcare, biotechnology, energy, environment, food & agriculture, industry 4.0, mobility, new space, aeronautics, cybersecurity & communication and smart cities.

IFPEN, supporting start-ups and innovative SMEs 
For more than 30 years, IFPEN has been helping innovative companies in their R&D projects through two schemes:
•    "Boost & Link" provides a helping hand designed for companies with technical problems. Whatever their sector of activity, IFPEN places its resources and skills at their disposal to help them develop their solution. 
•    "Corporate" is a scheme aimed at companies that develop an innovation that is directly related to IFPEN's fields of operation: sustainable mobility, renewable energies, responsible oil and gas, climate and environment: 
Find out more about the support schemes for start-ups and innovative SME