Philippe Biensan is currently leading the incubator. Philippe was – quite literally – the first employee Saft hired in 1991 to work on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. This was at a time when Sony was starting to commercialize the fledgling Li-ion technology in its mobile devices. With a PhD in materials from Bordeaux University, and after 25 years at Saft, there’s clearly no one better to lead this hub of innovation today.
acrossSafttoensurewewillbedeveloping products that address a real need,moreeffectivelyandoftenmore quicklybybringingviabletechnological bricks. Ourteamismadeupofpeoplewith strongtechnicalbackgrounds,butthey havediverseexperience–whetheritis inR&T,development,industrialization, orevenproduction.Ourteamunderstandsthetechnology,thecustomer needsorthepracticalconstraintsthat
may exist in terms of industrialization today. if there are hurdles, this teamwillidentifythemattheearliest possible opportunity. We are also commerciallyminded–weknowwhat iscompellingtoengineersandbusinesspeoplealike. HavingofficiallylaunchedtheincubatorinAprilthisyear,ouractivityis growing and we are actively looking forcustomerswhoareinterestedto know more. Our activity covers the
threemainareasofcreatingbatteries: differentchemistries,mechanicalparts (fromcellstobatteries),andsystem components (e.g. electronics, softwareandintegration).ifyou’dliketo seewhatwe’recurrentlyworkingon, ortoshareinsightintotheupcoming technologychallengesyou’veidentified withinyourownbusiness,we’dloveto hearfromyou. email@example.com