Technology / 30/06/2016
For the second year, Faurecia participated in the Seamless IoT Commercialization Program
The Seamless IoT Commercialization Program is a consortium of world-class industry leaders, including Faurecia (automotive), Steelcase (office furniture), Amway (consumer goods), Meijer (a large US retailer) and Spectrum Health (health care provider), working as commercialization partners for IoT (Internet of Things) start-ups looking to accelerate their business. Through Seamless partners, start-ups gain access to market insight and commercialization capacity, as global business resources are brought together with the visionary expertise of start-ups, making way for innovation.
Four IoT start-ups from around the world participated to this year’s program. They spent 12 weeks working with one of the six regional enterprises.
On June 28th, all companies, global partners and start-ups met to share the results of their 12 weeks of cooperation.
Promethient, a start-up specialized in heating & cooling systems, worked with Faurecia on developing a heated/cooled seat that features graphene as its main component. Graphene, the company’s innovative and technical material is an effective and sustainable geothermal technology with great personal heating and cooling capacity.
The use of graphene and solid state heat pumping allows for thermal comfort to be maintained on an individual basis. Users can adjust and monitor their personal comfort system using a mobile or computer app.
Furthermore, because heating or cooling an individual is more efficient than heating or cooling an entire environment, Promethient’s technology can reduce the energy footprint.
At the end of the accelerating program, two of the start-ups will receive additional investments of $100,000 to further develop their business.
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