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About CONNEXX SYSTEMS

CONNEXX SYSTEMS will lead future energy society by innovating storage battery technologies.

First generation : Bind BatteryTM
Bind BatteryTM is a battery system comprising a lithium ion and aqueous batteries using our proprietary technologies.
Second generation : Hyper BatteryTM
Hyper BatteryTM has power performance equivalent to capacitors and 50 times larger energy performance than capacitors.
Third generation : Shuttle BatteryTM
Shuttle BatteryTM has high energy density of more than 14 times higher than present lithium ion batteries.

With these innovative storage technologies, we aim to offer one-stop operation of developing, producing and integrating electrical energy storage systems.

Company Overview

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
Capital 506,184,500 yen
Number of Employees 27 (as of February 2016)

Representative

President & Representative Director/CEO
Dr. Hisashi Tsukamoto

1979
Graduated from Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University.
Joined GS Japan Storage Battery Co., Ltd.
Received a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK).
1998
Founded Quallion LLC (LA, USA) and became CEO/CTO
2012
Founded CONNEXX SYSTEMS Corporation and became Representative Director

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.

Directors

Director & CMO

Takashi Charles Hanasaki

1983
Graduated Department of British and American Studies, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
1986
Joined KEYENCE Corporation
2001
Managing Director, KEYENCE UK Co., Ltd.
2003
Managing Director, KEYENCE Thailand Co., Ltd.
2004
Joined Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. and became Manager of Europe & US Sales Department, General Sales Division
2005
President, SANYO Semiconductor U.S.A Corp
2009
President, Solar & Smart Energy Systems Div., SANYO North America Corp
2012
Founded Stones Associates Corp. and became Managing Partner
2013
Joined CONNEXX SYSTEMS Corporation and became CMO.

Director & CFO

Yoshiaki Haruyama

1994
Graduated Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
Joined IEA of Japan Co., Ltd.
1997
Promoted to Finance and Accounting Manager
2001
Joined Medinet Co., Ltd. and became Director & Manager of Management Department
2002
Became Director & CFO
2007
Became Director & CBO (Chief Business Officer)
2009
Became Director & COO
2014
Joined CONNEXX SYSTEMS Corporation and became CFO

Company History

August 2011 Incorporated
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.

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Headquarter・Research Center

Keihanna Open Innovation Center (KICK)
7-5-1, Seikadai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun
Kyoto 619-0294, Japan

TEL : +81-774-66-6886