REvolutionising the way we make fuel cell CATALYSTs

Addressing the future

Transportation generates 1/3 of all greenhouse gas emissions.

Fuel cells, together with batteries, can bring this number down to 0.

The problem

The core of the fuel cell that makes everything possible is the catalyst – which contains scarce and expensive platinum.

Platinum makes today’s fuel cells expensive even under the economies of scale.

Platinum will be the biggest ‘migraine’ for fuel cell producers and the main bottle-neck for this technology to scale massively.

Our product is

The solution

ReCatalyst develops, produces, and supplies customizable next-generation platinum-alloy catalyst solutions with the mission to optimize the usage of your precious metals

Courtesy of EES group at University of Freiburg, funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the project FC-CAT, Grant No. 03SF0579B

How?

With ReCatalyst’s proprietary nano-tech production process that enables next generation of PEM fuel cells.

Product at the MVP-level & validated in the relevant fuel cell environment

Already reached first customers

Scalability of the production already validated

Milestones

Slide

2023

Q1

Invited to sign Grant Agreement for EIC Transition (Project ENABLER)

Q1-2

Entered EIT Raw Materials Accelerator Phase #3
45 000 EUR

Q2

Closed an oversubscribed Seed investment round
1.7 M EUR

2022

Q1-3

Entered EIT Raw Materials Accelerator Phase #2
30 000 EUR

Q2

Reached first customers

2021

Q2

Entered EIT Raw Materials Accelerator Phase #1
15 000 EUR

Q2

Signed the exclusive licensing agreement with the National Institute of Chemistry

2021

Q1

Started with the ERC ‘PoC’ project ‘StableCat’
150 000 EUR

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 966654).

Q1

Official incorporation of ReCatalyst

2019

Awards & recognitions

Slide

2024

Q1

Two new awards at the EIT Venture competition
30 000 EUR

2023

Q2

Slovenian start-up of the year 2023

2022

Q2

Finalist in the Best Entrepreneurial Idea competition issued by newspaper Finance

Q4

Shortlisted for pitching at Tech Tour event Hydrogen Industry Roundtable & flagship event Sustainability22

2021

Q2

Shortlisted (top 6) in the RSC Emerging Technologies
Energy and Environment

Q4

Winners of the Falling Walls Venture

2020

Q4

Winners of the EIT Raw Materials Jumpstarter

2019

Q2

Rector’s award for best innovation (issued by University of Ljubljana)
3000 EUR

Q2-3

Gold award issued by Ljubljana Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Silver award issued by Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

Q3

Special 1st prize for innovations for the economy at 12th International Technology Transfer Conference issued by Institute Jožef Štefan

Team

Founded in 2021, we have recently closed an oversubscribed seed financing round and are expanding the team to bring together the experience in business development, technology, and engineering essential to make this happen.

TOMAŽ BIZJAK, M. PHIL

Co-founder, CEO
9y in technology transfer, with specialisation in deep-tech venture creation

MATIJA GATALO, PhD

Co-founder, CTO
Main inventor of ReCatalyst’s core technology, 10y in fuel cell catalysts development

JAVIER GONZALEZ, MSc, EMBA

CMO
Hybrid business and science background. Serial entrepreneur with 9y of experience in general managing, rapid prototyping

JERNEJA LONČAR, MBA

Non-executive Advisory board
15y+ of tech investing and corporate development experience

TEO VELIKONJA, BSc

Financial Manager
10y+ experience in accounting and financial management

ALEKSANDRA LOGAR, BSc

Operations Manager
Experienced systems and operations professional in b2b industries

MARTIN PETRIC, MSc

Commercial Manager
Experienced business professional with an engineering background

LUKA PAVKO, PhD

Product Development Lead
4y+ experience in fuel cell catalyst development

JOŠT OBLAK, MSc

Process Development Engineer
Junior chemical engineer with high enthusiasm for the hydrogen economy

TINA ČERNIČ, MSc

Process Development Engineer
Junior chemical engineer with experience in nanotechnology and characterization

NATAN VOVK, BSc

Product Development Engineer
Junior chemical engineer with the passion for carbon composite materials

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