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 reduces required platinum in the catalyst by 50% while improving both the efficiency and durability at the same time.

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

2019

2021

Q2

Signed the exclusive licensing agreement with the National Institute of Chemistry

Q1

Official incorporation of ReCatalyst

2021

Q1

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

Q2

Entered EIT Raw Materials Accelerator Phase #1
15 000 EUR

2022

Q1-3

Entered EIT Raw Materials Accelerator Phase #2
30 000 EUR

Q2

Reached first customers

Awards & recognitions

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2019

Q2

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

Q3

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

2020

Q4

Winners of the EIT Raw Materials Jumpstarter
10 000 EUR

2021

Q4

Winners of the BASF Innovation Hub
7 500 EUR

Q4

Winners of the Falling Walls Venture

Q2

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

2022

Q2

Finalist in the Best Entrepreneurial Idea competition issued by newspaper Finance

Team

Founded in 2021, we have already raised over 200 000 EUR in non-dilutive funding, expanded our team, bringing together the experience in business development, technology, and engineering essential to make this happen.

TOMAŽ BIZJAK, M. PHIL

Co-founder, CEO
7y in technology transfer, with specialisation in deep-tech venture creation

MATIJA GATALO, PhD

Co-founder, CTO
Main inventor of ReCatalyst’s core technology, 8y in fuel cell catalysts development

JAVIER GONZALEZ, MSc, EMBA

Limited partner, CMO
Hybrid business and science background. Serial entrepreneur with 7y of experience in general managing, rapid prototyping

TEO VELIKONJA

Financial manager
9y+ experience in accounting and financial management

JERNEJA LONČAR, MBA

Limited partner, Non-executive Advisory board
15y of tech investing and corporate development experience

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