“We are very excited to have successfully completed this financing round. This allows us to strengthen our world leadership in organic solar film and to accelerate our expansion. We will continue to lead the way in enabling distributed energy generation on industrial and commercial buildings,” said Thibaud Le Séguillon, Heliatek CEO. “We will follow our strategy by expanding the BIOPV – Building Integrated Organic Photovoltaic - market through supplying large quantities of our HeliaFilms to our customers in the building and construction material field.”
The Series D financing round is led by innogy SE, one of the leading European energy companies. New investors also include ENGIE, BNP Paribas and CEE Group, an investment company of Lampe Equity Management specialized in renewable energy. The existing investors, AQTON, BASF, eCAPITAL, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Innogy Venture Capital, TUDAG and Wellington Partners, participated in this round.
The European Investment Bank, under the “InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators” program, granted a €20 million loan to Heliatek. This program is a joint initiative launched by the European Investment Bank in cooperation with the European Commission under Horizon 2020.
The company has applied for the newly developed “KETs Pilot Lines project” technology and innovation funding scheme offered by the State of Saxony and financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Grants up to €18 million over the duration of the project can be expected.
Heliatek plans to install its new manufacturing roll-to-roll facility on its site in Dresden over the next 18 months. The company will continue in parallel its worldwide roll out of its HeliaFilm products to the building material and the automotive industry.