Maxime Hallot winner of the i-PhD 2022 competition for his startup project HILEORES

The i-PhD competition, operated by Bpifrance, was launched in June 2019 by the Government with resources from the Future Investment Program (PIA). It aims to encourage PhD students to test the applicative potential of their projects. The competition is aimed at young researchers between the 2nd year of their thesis and the 3rd year after defending their thesis with an innovative technological project attached to a research laboratory supported by a technology transfer structure.

Maxime Hallot, who defended his thesis directed by Christophe Lethien on November 15, 2019, presented the future startup HILEORES. The aim of this startup will be to design, develop and manufacture components for the electrochemical micro-storage of energy for the Internet of Things, which is currently in full expansion. These components (Li-ion micro-batteries, micro-supercapacitors, micro-capacitors) have the particularity of being assembled on a patented microstructured 3D substrate. This 3D architecture gives these micro-devices tenfold performances (energy density, capacity, etc.) compared to planar micro-devices (x70 to x700). This project is supported by CNRS Innovation in the framework of the RISE call.