We disrupt temperature sensing
- Batteries for electric vehicles and energy grid
- Process monitoring and quality assurance
Spotlight on graphene temperature sensor
- Graphene sensor on foil film
- Very thin (under 1 µm)
- Easily automated application
- Applicable on curved surface
(if applied on transparent film)
- Very fast response and low
consumption due to the low
- Small or larger surface area
Side-mounted temperature sensor on pouch battery cells
Top-mounted temperature sensor on prismatic battery cells
Our Core Team
Patrik is responsible for general management of the company and business development. Before joining Espio, he worked in various management positions for private companies focused on e-mobility, nanomaterials and renewables. He holds an executive MBA degree from the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota) and Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna (WU Wien). He also received a master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy.
Viliam is responsible for all technical aspects of our operation. In his professional career, he worked in R&D positions at various institutes including research projects at Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and at Institute of Nanostructured Materials in Bologna. He received his PhD degree from the Institute of Physics of at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and holds the degree in material engineering from the Slovak University of Technology.
Jan is responsible for technology development. Before co-founding Espio, he worked for several private companies on various R&D projects in robotics, space and sensors. He has been also involved in development of second Slovak satellite. He holds a PhD degree from the Institute of Physics at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and received his engineering degree in electronics and robotics from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
Our External and Advisory Team
Viera works as the Head of Research in Danubia NanoTech. She studied physics at Slovak University of Technology and received her PhD degree from Slovak Academy of Sciences and an Associate Professor degree in solid state physics from Slovak University of Technology. In her scientific career, she worked on various R&D projects at Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart incl. the team of Klaus von Klitzing, a Nobel Prize winner, at Weimann Institute of Science in Israel and at University of Vienna.
Martin works Material Researcher in Danubia NanoTech. He studied physics at Comenius University in Bratislava and received his PhD degree from University of Vienna. He has been engaged in several research projects at Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart, University of Vienna, Slovak Academy of Sciences and Austrian Institute of Technology.
Peter works as a chemist in Danubia NanoTech. He finished organic chemistry at Comenius University in Bratislava where he received also his PhD degree. He was engaged in several research projects at Syngenta Basel, at University of Bologna and at Institute of Nanostructured Materials in Bologna and in various R&D positions at private companies (Ciba, Novartis, Syngenta, Actelion).
Our short story
The team has been working on graphene-based sensor technologies for over 5 years. In this way, we managed to convert the know-how of all of our team members in graphene production and optimization, in electronics and robotics.
Our effort within Danubia NanoTech, one of our shareholders, brought us to winning the European Grand Final of PowerUp competition 2019 and naming us the best energy startup in the CEE by IET InnoEnergy. With our graphene temperature sensor, we also received the Seal of Excellence for the European Union and a highly competitive grant from the European Union EIC Accelerator Pilot Program. In early 2020, we founded Espio, a company dedicated to product development and commercialization graphene sensors. Shortly after, we received an investment from CB Investment Management and from Janom, to boost our capacity for go-to-market activities and production.