Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Research and Innovation
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Nico van Dongen MBA
Co-founder of Ultracap Investment Ltd, Nico has pursued a diverse career in the metal industry, having graduated with a MBA in strategic marketing in 1986. Since then he has held a number of key roles in the sector, specifically in the key areas of grain refinement, degassing and solidification. Along the way, he used this experience and knowledge to develop a proprietary mixing technique to create a previously insoluble alloy – a crucial step in the creation of our ultra capacitor.
This unique combination of technical expertise of the single layer ultracapacitor and experience within the metal and electrical engineering sectors, particularly in relation to R&D and project management has led to this ground breaking innovation – a new and advanced type of ultra capacitor – one that’s now ready to be put to use in a practical application. While we have identified many practical uses for the technology, initially, we aim to use the device to develop an advanced storage battery to power electric vehicles and trucks such as Renault, Scania and Volvo.