CONNEXX SYSTEMS will lead future energy society by innovating storage battery technologies.
With these innovative storage technologies, we aim to offer one-stop operation of developing, producing and integrating electrical energy storage systems.
|Company Name||CONNEXX SYSTEMS Corporation|
|Representative||Hisashi Tsukamoto, Ph.D.|
|Head Office||Keihanna Open Innovation Center (KICK)
7-5-1, Seikadai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0294, Japan
|Business Activities||Development, manufacturing, sales, planning & design, and system integration of next-generation electric power generation and storage systems|
|Date Founded||August 24, 2011|
|Number of Employees||27 (as of February 2016)|
During his tenure at GS Japan Storage Battery Co., Ltd., Dr. Tsukamoto developed and manufactured the world’s first rectangular Ni-Cd battery and helped the commercialization of the Motorola Micro TAC cell phone and Sony’s cassette case-sized Walkman. In addition, he assumed a leading role in the development and manufacturing of Li-Al batteries for military applications as well as portable thin Li-ion batteries.
Dr. Tsukamoto founded Quallion LLC in 1999, and took initiative in projects developing and manufacturing high-reliability Li-ion batteries for medical, aerospace, and military applications. Dr. Tsukamoto was awarded the Technology Award of International Battery and Material Association, the Frost Sullivan Award, and Boeing’s Technology Supplier Award for his outstanding achievements in the field of special applications of Li-ion batteries. Quallion’s human body embedded type storage battery (magnetic remote chargeable) has been implanted in tens of thousands of people. It is expected that all of the batteries in U.S. military satellites will be replaced with the Quallion-made batteries in the future.
Dr. Tsukamoto left Quallion in 2012 and founded CONNEXX SYSTEMS Corporation in Kyoto, Japan aiming to apply his rich stores of knowledge about high-reliability storage batteries to civilian use, especially in the fields of mobile bodies and renewable energy.
Director & CMO
Takashi Charles Hanasaki
Director & CFO
|September 2012||Began business operations|
|January 2013||Selected for “Subsidy for Research & Development” of Mitsubishi UFJ Technology Development Foundation|
|March 2013||Recognized as Rank A of Venture Mekiki Committee of Kyoto City|
|April 2013||Selected for 2012 Supplement “Subsidy to support small and medium-sized manufacturers and small-sized enterprises for prototype development.”|
|May 2013||Won the Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2013 (concurrently won the Intel Award and the Chiba Prefectural Governor Award) .|
|July 2013||Selected for the “Strategic Foundational Technology Improvement Support Operation” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry|
|July 2013||Selected for NEDO’s “New Energy Venture Buisiness Technology Innovation Program.”|
|August 2013||Winner of the Intel APEC Challenge (Taiwan)|
|October 2013||Finalist of the Intel Global Challenge (USA) (8 out of 32 entries)|
|April 2014||Selected for 2013 Supplement “Subsidy to support small and medium-sized manufacturers and small-sized enterprises for prototype development.”|
|July 2014||Selected for subsidiary by the Himawari High-Tech Venture Development Foundation|
|July 2014||Selected for “Kyoto Enterprises Green Innovation Market Entry Support-Program” by Kyoto Industrial Eco-Energy Promotion Organization.|