Battery lifetime is fundamentally limited due to limitations in their chemistry
Sensors are generally passive for long periods of time in which they 'sleep'. When they wake up, for a few milliseconds they require 10.000x more power. These extremely short power peaks deteriorate the battery life significantly reducing the battery life to only a fraction of it's capacity.
- Battery lifetime is fundamentally limited
- Limited battery life impacts user-experience and increases servicing costs
POWER FROM LIGHT, MOVEMENT, RF AND OTHER SOURCES
Instead of bringing energy to our devices, we can use the energy that is already available to it. There is energy in light, movement, heat and even in RF signals, that we can use to power our devices. Low power devices such as smart wearables or sensors will never require charging or battery changes when Nowi energy harvesting is used
- 1uW-1o0uW gained continuously by energy harvesting
- 1-hour of direct light per day is enough to power an hybrid watch indefinitely
NOWI Energy Harvesting PMIC
Enabling devices to live forever with advanced energy harvesting
The Nowi power management IC combines the world's most advanced energy harvesting design with the highest DC-DC conversion efficiency. As such, it is able to solve the power bottleneck in products ranging from Wearables to Internet of Things sensors.
- Nowi Power Module technology eliminates the need for battery servicing
- Take advantage of breakthrough energy harvesting technology
Solving the power bottleneck in smart devices reduces the need for servicing significantly and thereby enables new applications.
The Nowi Power Module has been designed to be multi-purpose. It is able to power different types of sensors in different environments using a range of energy harvesting and battery hybrid options. Have a look how it could help your business.
Plug & ForgetTM
For the Internet of Things to fulfill its promise, sensors are required that operate maintenance- free for longer than the application they are used in. Plug & Forget sensors are needed.
- Min. input V of 40mV & 92% DC-DC efficiency
- Solar PV, Thermo-electric and RF harvesting
- PCB assembly area of only 12mm2 required
- Hybrid battery energy harvesting enabled
The Nowi energy harvesting PMIC uses external energy sources as an additional means of power for connected devices. This enables the creation of products that are either completely batteryless or hybrid battery devices with a greatly extended lifetime.
NOWI Team Members
Meet the people behind Nowi's innovation. A young and multidisciplinary team with a strong tech know-how and passion for innovation.
Simon van der JagtCEO
Simon strongly believes that, at the bottom-line, the commercialization of technology benefits society.
With this vision he leads the team on a daily basis
Omar is the bridge between all engineering disciplines in the team. With his vision for internal processes and eye for detail, he making sure the Nowi machine runs smoothly and is always thinking one step ahead
Dr. André MansanoCTO
André is a world leading expert in energy harvesting and power management. He is pushing the technological development of Nowi’s products forward.
-PhD micro electronics
Didos van DamCFO
Didos has a rich career with experience as an accountant and as CFO at a 120+ person fast growing company
Chris JulianoVP Strategic Partnerships
Chris his commercial experience at Qualcomm and strong know-how in partnership building with Fortune 500 companies, is enabling Nowi in making the next step towards commercialization.
Dr. Gustavo Campos MartinsEnergy Harvesting Architect
Gustavo has a PhD on energy harvesting and efficient DC-DC conversion. This enables him to improve Nowi’s core technology
– PhD micro electronics
Dr. Mohammad Javad DezyaniAnalog IC designer
Javad is a highly talented analog IC engineer. With a PhD in power management and energy harvesting he is an invaluable asset to the Nowi team
Weichen XuAnalog IC designer
Weichen is a top analog IC engineer and an important part of the core technology developing the Nowi Power Module
-MSc micro electronics
Babak Mazhab JafariAnalog IC designer
Babak is a talented analog IC designer in the Nowi team. With this experience and his novel idea’s he is a core asset of the Nowi technology team
-MSc micro electronics
Mario LizanaApplication Engineer
Mario uses his know-how in both embedded and micro electronics to put Nowi technology to work in custom projects.
-MSc embedded systems
Ehsan ZabihiEmbedded Systems Engineer
Ehsan is working on creating as low-power as possible sensor system while optimizing energy
– MSc embedded systems
Hiram TorresTest engineer
Hiram is a skilled electrical engineer that helps in testing and verifying Nowi technology
Pim LindemanApplication Engineer
Pim uses his know-how in electrical engineering and prototyping to strengthen the Nowi team.
Alberto GancedoRF Energy Harvesting
As a member of our Research and Development team, Alberto has a role in the energy harvesting development of the Nowi. sensors
Maria CoppensOffice manager
As office manager Maria ensures keeps running smoothly and the team has what it needs to perform
Luc van WietmarschenIntern - MSc graduate
As an intern and MSc graduate Luc is exploring how MPPT technology can be further improved
Nowi is backed by seasoned entrepreneurs and leading academic researchers. They bring business and tech experience to the team.
Ad ScheepbouwerInvestor and advisor
Ad is helping Nowi as an investor at DTV and advisor. Ad has a long and very successful track record both as CEO and technology investor. He is the former CEO of Royal KPN and TNT Group and completed several successful technology investments, including RFS Group (Wehkamp) and Fox-IT. His experience includes general management, international roll-out and technology investments.
prof.dr.ir. Wouter SerdijnFull professor at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics.
Has been leading one of the world’s best university departments on Energy Harvesting and Power Management innovations for over a decade
Dr. Przemysław PawełczakHead of embedded systems lab and professor at TU Delft
Przemek is world-leading in terms of radio frequency power harvesting and coaches the Nowi product team on a very regular basis.
Ivo de la Rive BoxFounder and CEO of Quby B.V.
Ivo has founded Quby and with their Toon product has become the market leader in Europe for smart thermostats. His innovation and knowledge in business development is valuable for Nowi.
Jan Willem KlerkxCCO Scyfer
Jan-Willem has built and sold his own startup to Qualcomm. This serial-entrepreneur knows how to get a technology startup off the ground.
Bob StassarPartner at PNO, Managing Director Stadsburgreeve
Bob was a partner at one of the largest financial consultancies in the Netherlands. As such he is extremely well-suited to advise Nowi on financing matters.
Nowi energy harvesting technology has gotten commercial traction by global companies using prototype IC's in pilot projects. Furthermore it has received recognition from Research Institutions such as ASML, TU Delft and Mahanakorn University. Finally there has been recognition through media and a range of International Innovation awards. Click on an item to find out more.
Nowi wins the Accenture Innovation award 2016
The jury of the Accenture Innovation awards has named Nowi as the Internet of Things winner. This was due to the international potential of the Nowi technology.
Nowi receives semiconductor innovation award from Chinese Advanced Semiconductor Association (CASA)
The Chinese Advanced Semiconductor Association has granted Nowi an innovation award for it’s energy harvesting technology. CASA has motivated their selection of Nowi by saying that the potential of Nowi’s energy harvesting technology IC has the potential to enable application in hybrid / smart watches, but also throughout other Internet of Things verticals such as industrial IoT and smart cities
Collaboration with Swiss watch manufacturer MMT
MMT and Nowi have initiated a collaboration to develop the world’s first ‘Plug & Forget’ watch. A hybrid watch with smart functionalities, such as activity tracking, auto updates and notifications, that never requires user-charging can be achieved when the Nowi Power Module is integrated in the MMT smart watch module.
RTLZ and Bright TV feature Nowi
Nowi has been chosen as one of the most promising new technology startups. Https://www.bright.nl/bright-tv/deze-delftse-startup-haalt-stroom-uit-wifi
Part of Europe’s Leading Tech Incubator
Nowi has gone through the incubation program of YEs!Delft. The Program is ranked second worldwide as business incubator.
Nowi has won the Startup World Cup in Denmark in 2016.
The Startup World Cup is a yearly competition in which startups from all over the world compete for the title. Nowi was chosen as the Internet of Things winner as the technology enables other innovations in the sector.
Pilot with BAM in 2017/2018
BAM and Nowi are together deploying sensors in roads. The sensors will be embedded in the road and use energy harvesting as a means of continuous power. The sensors help in making the Netherlands infrastructure smarter.
We Are In The News
From commercial projects, collaborations, innovation awards and other announcements. We will keep you up-to-date!
Nowi receives semiconductor innovation award from Chinese Advanced Semiconductor Association (CASA)
The Chinese Advanced Semiconductor Association has granted Nowi an innovation award for it’s energy harvesting technology, due to it’s potential to enable IoT applications such as wearable ( hybrid and smart watches) and other applications in industrial Internet of Things
MMT and Nowi have initiated a collaboration to develop the world’s first ‘Plug & Forget’ watch
MMT and Nowi have initiated a collaboration to develop the world’s first ‘Plug & Forget’ watch. A hybrid watch with smart functionalities, such as activity tracking, auto updates and notifications, that never requires user-charging can be achieved when the Nowi IC is integrated in the MMT smart watch module. Nowi’s energy harvesting technology will be used by MMT ( a leading swiss watch manufacturer) to harvest energy from light to power a new model hybrid watch.
Nowi presenting as ‘Breakthrough Innovation’ at Wearable Technologies 2018 in Singapore
As part of the Wearable Technologies conference in Singapore, Nowi CEO Simon van der Jagt will be presenting how Nowi technology can improve wearable products. The extended lifetime of wearables by the effective use of energy harvesting technology made possible by Nowi improves the value proposition towards the user.
Nowi Power Module explained in 1-minute animation
A short 1-minute YouTube video gives you an overview of what we do at Nowi and what the impact of this technology will be
€1.5m Venture Capital Investment for Nowi
Nowi receives €1.5 million in funding from Disruptive Technology Ventures for the further development of their Energy Harvesting technology and finalization of the Power Module. Besides this, industry titans such as former KPN telecom CEO Ad Scheepbouwer will actively help the company in the further commercialization of the Nowi sensor technology.
Nowi receives R&D grant together with Qualinx
Nowi has received a R&D grant together with Qualinx from ‘Provincie Zuid-Holland‘. The aim is to further develop Nowi’s Power Module and combine this into a demonstrator with Qualinx ultra-low power GPS module.
BAM/T-Mobile/Nowi embed Plug & Forget sensor in roads
A temperature sensor, based on the Nowi Power Module and communicating via NB-IoT protocol has been embedded by BAM in Dutch roads
Pilot with DEWA in Dubai
Nowi has concluded a pilot with a temperature sensor built upon the Nowi Power Module with DEWA, UAE’s largest utility company.
Nowi wins Smart City Innovation Award
Minister of Foreign affairs Bert Koenders has given Nowi the award in New Delhi, India.
Additional funding for Nowi
Nowi has received a significant loan from the RVO in order to further speed up it’s product development.
Nowi wins Accenture Innovation Award
In the Internet of Things category a jury of experts has named Nowi the winner of the Accenture Innovation awards.