A special moment at the Hannover Fair 2017: At the ivSupra pavilion, physics Nobel laureate Dr Georg Bednorz was made an honorary member of ivSupra. Dr Werner Prusseit, CEO of THEVA GmbH, presented him with the certificate of membership. Inductee Dr Bednorz with the ivSupra board – Vice Presidents Dr Wolfgang Reiser and Dr Michael Bäcker, President Dr Werner Prusseit, left to right.
Ismaning, 16 May 2017 – Booth space at the Hannover Fair 2017 from 24 to 28 April was booked down to the last square meter. Among the exhibitors was THEVA Dünnschichttechnik from Ismaning near Munich, the only series manufacturer of superconductors in Germany. By doing so, THEVA is bringing this future technology a big step closer to widespread use, and booth visitors were impressed by how far the company has come.
Ismaning, 11 April 2017 – Superconductors can smooth the way for the energy transition. The key is the availability of sufficient high-performance material at competitive prices. This is the goal of the FastGrid project, which is supported by the EU and was officially started in January. In it, a consortium of 12 partners will work for 42 months on modules for cost-efficient superconducting current limiters, for use in high voltage DC grids. THEVA’s contribution is to supply the high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire for the first module.
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In June 2016 it was time. THEVA closed the second financing round with investments totalling 6.4 million euros. On 9 November 2016 the investors, along with 60 other guests, took a look at the company’s superconductor development work on-site. As a special guest, CEO Dr. Werner Prusseit greeted State Minister Ilse Aigner, initiator of the Bavarian Growth Fund. Left to right: State Minister Ilse Aigner, THEVA CEO Dr. Werner Prusseit, Physics Nobel Laureate Dr. Johannes Georg Bednorz
Ismaning, July 4, 2016 – In a second financing round totalling 6.4 million euros, THEVA has taken eCAPITAL on board as lead investor and the Bavarian Growth Fund as co-investor. Target Partners and the Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft (BayBG) became shareholders in 2012 in the first financing round. Both have now increased their investment. Whether for electric aircraft, wind turbines or underground cables, the market is eager for superconductors at competitive prices. To meet this demand, THEVA Dünnschichttechnik GmbH has invested millions in recent years to set up the first superconducting wire manufacturing facility in Germany. The new capital will enable further growth.
On a visit to the facility, Dr. Georg Bednorz was able to see for himself how much progress has been made towards series production of superconductors. He expressed confidence “that a full market breakthrough, with all its benefits to industry and society, lies just ahead.” Find out more about his visit in the press release Left to right: Dr. Mechthild Wennemer Bednorz, THEVA CEO Dr. Werner Prusseit, Nobel laureate Dr. Johannes Georg Bednorz and THEVA CTO Dr. Jörg Handke
From over 600 applicants, an independent jury commissioned by the Federal President chose ivSupra to be one of 190 exhibitors at the Week of the Environment in Berlin. The Federal President himself stopped by to take a look at what superconductors can do. Left to right: Dr. Werner Prusseit, CEO THEVA, explains to Federal Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks and Federal President Joachim Gauck the performance advantages of superconductors over conventional copper cable.
Ismaning, June 23, 2016 – The EU-funded EcoSwing project has been going for a year now. Its objective is to develop the world’s first superconductive generator for a commercial wind turbine and take it into use under real conditions. To this end, a consortium of nine partners from five countries came together under the leadership of Envision Energy, a world-leading Smart Energy solution provider. THEVA is on board as the superconductor supplier. The project is slated to end in 2019.
Ismaning, February 19, 2016 - Interest in superconductors is growing markedly, and not just through the discussions surrounding power lines and underground cables. Superconductors are of interest for many future technologies, as demonstrated by a television documentary shown on SAT 1. It can also be seen in the fact that the industry association ivSupra was chosen from among 600 applicants to be an exhibitor at the Week of the Environment in Berlin.