A virtuous collaboration in the name of the circular and green economy that allows to recover carbon fiber waste and to have a portable solar panel for different applications.
With this project, the startup Levante based in Milan and the company ACS (Advanced Composites Solutions), based in Bologna and Tortoreto (Teramo), expert in the design and manufacture of composite material components for various industrial sectors, won the 2022 Best Practices Award for Innovation (Greentech category).
The prize, promoted and organized by Confindustria Salerno is a prestigious award, which has been assigned in Italy for eighteen years to the best of companies, spin offs and startups. The initiative promotes the culture of innovation in Italy by generating a virtuous mechanism of contamination and sharing of projects between different actors, offering additional points for projects carried out in collaboration with other subjects.
60 projects selected by Confindustria in the Internet of Things, Digitization and Greentech sectors competed for the prize. Levante and ACS have applied in the Greentech category, offering a solution whose technological content is designed to improve the environment.
Sara Plaga and Kim-Joar Myklebust, founders of Levante, created the startup to simplify the access to energy with a more efficient, versatile and accessible solution. The idea of the startup, which today is among the top 50 startups in Europe for sustainable mobility, was born from a problem they felt firsthand.They are both sailors and camper users and on their travels they felt the need to have access to energy everywhere.
Levante origami inspired solar panel was born from this need.