Enerdrape wins Startup 10th edition of the Champions Seed Night!

© 2021 EPFL-LMS-Enerdrape

© 2021 EPFL-LMS-Enerdrape

Enerdrape, a spin-off of the Laloui Research Group (LMS), co-founded by Margaux Peltier, Prof. Lyesse Laloui and Dr. Alessandro Rotta Loria, secured the first place at the 10th Startup Champions Seed Night, competing with 19 others promising startups.

Enerdrape is a cleantech startup, developing modular geothermal panels. Enerdrape’s innovative technology enables to harvest the heat from the underground constructions such as metro tunnels or parking lots, and then use the harnessed energy to heat the buildings. This patented solution contributes to reducing greenhouse gases emission and can be installed on already existing buildings.

The Startup Champions Seed Night, held on April 29th, is an annual event organized by EPFL and Venturelab, gathering most promising startups and entrepreneurs from EPFL and the canton of Vaud. Margaux Peltier, Enerdrape’s CEO, pitched her solution at the event, together with nineteen other startups active in the fields such as medtech, biopharmaceuticals or AI. Every participant had only 90 seconds to present their innovative solution to the jury and an online audience of 500 people. Enerdrape was unanimously selected as the winner!

In the following months Enerdrape’s solution will be soon installed in one of the parking lots in Lausanne.