Eatron Technologies named as one of the fastest growing tech start-ups in the UK
Intelligent software developer Eatron Technologies has been named as one of the fastest-growing tech start-ups in the UK after recent breakthroughs in Germany and Asia.
Eatron Technologies, based at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre, has developed a battery management system (BMS) which intelligently predicts battery usage and aging profiles to improve software parameters to help the battery last longer.
Eatron’s BMS is being tested on the battery packs of major manufacturers in Germany, Japan, and East Asia.
In addition, Eatron’s creation of a machine learning programme – part of its intelligent BMS – to estimate the end of a battery’s life has been successfully patented in the USA.
This success has also seen Eatron accepted onto ‘Upscale 8.0’ – a programme run by tech growth organisation Tech Nation – which is connecting some of the fastest growing tech start-ups in the country to valuable investors and resources to accelerate their growth even further.
Dr Umut Genc, managing director of Eatron Technologies, said: “The battery is the most expensive part of an electric vehicle, and in typical consumer products such as laptops and phones, they only last around four to five years before problems develop.
“Depending on how an electric vehicle is driven and charged, the battery pack can vary in lifespan quite significantly.
“Our BMS via edge & cloud computing intelligently detects and models how the drivers use and charge their EVs, and its algorithm automatically adapts to maintain high performance and lifetime of the batteries.
“In addition, our machine learning programme is incredibly useful for EV fleet operators who can see at a glance which vehicles’ batteries will last longer than others and can diagnose problems early so they can be fixed more cheaply.
“Now the EV market is firmly established, typical manufacturers are prioritising safety and efficiency above all else. It’s great that major names in Germany and Asia are seeing the benefits our products can bring to their vehicles.
“And to be accepted onto Tech Nation’s Upscale 8.0 programme thanks to our growth in these markets is a real bonus for us. We hope it will lead to even further growth in the near future.”
Jane Talbot, Centre Manager at Warwick Innovation Centre, said: “Eatron’s growth in such a short space of time has been nothing short of remarkable.
“The Science Park offers more than just office space, it offers great links to the university and a whole host of the other services to support companies to expand, as well as being a hive for like-minded, high-tech businesses.”