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.

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.

Payam Vahdati

Product Developer

Msc. EPFL material science & engineering 5 years of experience as R&D engineer.

Brian Odermatt

R&D intern

Has joined the team as part of his master studies at EPFL in microengineering with a background in microsystems and low-power units. He will be working on reliability and system performance optimization. 

EPFL innovation park,

Building C,

CH-1015, Lausanne,


(+41) 78 948 04 54