About us

INERGIO is a spin-off from EPFL and HEIG-VD, developing and commercializing innovative energy systems based on miniaturized fuel cell technology.

An independent solution that deliver uninterrupted power using commercial fuels. A light weight and ecological power source that offers an extremely high autonomy. 

Our vision is to deliver power whenever and wherever needed.   The technology behind INERGIO is a product of more than 10 years of research at Swiss higher education institutions. Different aspects and technological challenges of micro-SOFCs have been studied and valuable know-how is developed through several PhD thesis.

Inergio Team

Dr. Mahmoud Hadad


Holds a PhD in material science and engineering from EPFL and is the inventor of the technology and he has founded the company. He is in charge of business development, funding raising and defining the company strategy.

Dr. Cecilia Giovinazzo

Product Developer

Has a PhD in microelectronics from Politecnico di torino . She brings along hands-on experience to build up our minimum viable product (MVP) and lead the process to manufacture.

Luc Conti


Has a master in microengineering from EPFL. He has more than 4 years of experience in product and process development in a start-up environment.

Patrick Biro


Has a master in microengineering from EPFL. Patrick has 3 years experience in technical sales, worked 2 years in a digital startup as part of the core team and spent more than 4 years as Venture Kick Program Director.

Julien Maritz

Electrical Engineer

As a HEIG-VD engineer he has been involved in multiple startup projects at early-stage. He is responsible for the electrical control system design and development as well as mechanical designs and product packaging.

EPFL innovation park,

Building C,

CH-1015, Lausanne,


(+41) 78 948 04 54