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IONATE finalist for Hard Tech Investment of the Year

Updated: Aug 15



IONATE is proud to have been selected as a finalist for this year's Hard Tech Investment of the Year by the UK Business Angels Association. The esteemed award, sponsored by Innovate UK, "recognises the founders and early stage investors whose disruptive innovations in research-intensive and capital-intensive sectors such as health & life sciences, engineering and manufacturing are driving the future economy".


IONATE's state-of-the-art hardware, the Hybrid Intelligent Transformer is a key technology enabler of the energy transition in power grids. Described by industry experts as "ground-breaking innovation", these devices equip energy players ranging from DSOs to renewables and storage with critical power-flow control and real-time data. IONATE's HITs provide these capabilities at the highest efficiency and the lowest cost, thanks to a patented design of electromagnetic control.


IONATE congratulates our lead angel investor, Zero Carbon Capital for their nomination in this and two further categories: Best woman-led investment and Seed VC of the year. Zero Carbon Capital backs early-stage start-ups with innovative deep-science solutions to the biggest challenges of decarbonisation.