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Ever wondered why those lights that flash on top of police and emergency vehicles never overheat, blow up or change colour although they are used extensively? Aluwave may have something to do with it. It is an innovative company that designs and supplies intelligent modules and lighting systems based on LED (Light Emitting Diode). The innovative idea behind their product called Alunat™ is to remove heat from the LED chip by replacing the polymer layers used in traditional metal core printed circuit boards with better heat-conductive ceramic, resulting in a lower temperature on the LED chip. 

It all started in 2000 when one of the founders was looking for a module that would help him find his golf balls lost in the dark. The technology quickly evolved, found applications in the electronics industry and cooling of electronic components sector, and in 2004 Aluwave was established. “We knew our technology was special and had the potential to be applied to many sectors but lacked the means to take it further. Aluwave would never have been able to grow into the company that it is now if we hadn’t had the support from the Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund team and its partner Chalmers University and the resources from the European Commission”, says Aluwave’s CEO Jonas Stålhandske.

The company has been nominated as one of the 50 most promising Nordic cleantech companies by Reuters. It is now expanding its reach to new areas by participating in research into light quality and its impact on productivity in the forestry industry.

Company: Aluwave AB, Mölndal
Type of business:
Intelligent modules and lighting systems
EU-supported investment through Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund


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