Enerthing was founded in 2016 by Dr. Michael Niggemann with the mission to solve the growing challenge of powering the fast-growing number of IoT devices. A future with billions of connected IoT devices constrained in performance by primary batteries which need replacing did call for an alternative solution. The starting point for founding Enerthing was the identified growing need of a scalable, economical and sustainable energy supply for the IoT world combined with the deep technical knowledge about next generation organic photovoltaic technology with its excellent suitability for low light and indoor light energy harvesting.
Starting with support from angel investors, Enerthing is proud to have competent and supporting investors, i.e. Fraunhofer, NRW Bank and Energie 360° Innovationsfonds on board.
Since 2016 Enerthing has grown to an interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, software developers and business experts. We have moved from R&D labs at COPT centre in Cologne to our production site in Leverkusen where we have set up production machines for our proprietary photovoltaic technology. In close collaboration with our partners and customers, we have developed new solutions for asset tracking, indoor navigation and sensing in buildings. We have gained external recognition by winning the Next Economy Award 2018. Recently, we were nominated for the Handelsblatt Energy Awards 2020.
By leaving battery constrained and cable tied IoT behind, Enerthing’s mission is to develop truly scalable, high performance IoT solutions which enable new services and business models in a sustainable way.