Stemming from CEA and MIT research on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNT), NAWA Technologies is today the world leader of this revolutionary material, key to the energy transition and many other applications.
With up to 100 billion carbon nanotubes per square centimeter all vertically aligned and as conductive as aluminum, VACNTs are the ultimate form of carbon.
Used for their mechanical properties, VACNT can be integrated into composite parts to make them unbreakable or lighter.
Used for their electrical properties and combined with catalysts, they can form electrodes and for example be used in fuel cells to increase their performance or reduce the quantity of platinum required.
NAWA Technologies today designs, manufactures, and sells products for the composite and hydrogen markets from its facilities in Rousset (France) and Dayton (USA).
NAWA Technologies was founded by Dr Pascal Boulanger and Ludovic Eveillard using a technology from the CEA with a focus on VACNT (Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes) production for electrodes
2.5 M€ Serie A to fund first VACNT synthesis machine
13 M€ Serie B, led by Kouros to fund VACNT synthesis roll-to-roll machine
NAWA Technologies acquired n12, an MIT spinoff focused on VACNT for composites reinforcement and set up NAWA America in Dayton, Ohio with the support of UDRI
NAWA Technologies achieved first production of VACNT roll-to-roll double sided on aluminum foil
18 M€ Serie C, co-led by Kouros to fund further development phase
NAWA Technologies achieves world record in VACNT synthesis with VACNT production on 90 cm width foil
NAWA Technologies is acquired by Kouros Lab to foster NAWA’s VACNT leadership