Enerdrape is a cleantech spin-off of the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL). We leverage the first modular, prefabricated and easy-to-install panel technology that allows to turn any kind of new and existing underground infrastructure into renewable sources for the heating and cooling needs of buildings.
The mission of the spin-off is to unlock the energy potential that lies in untapped environments, such as underground indoor environments, improving access to renewable thermal energy and providing sustainable contemporary heating and cooling solutions to cities and urban areas.
Tech for Impact
Enerdrape technology foster and ease access to an untapped renewable energy potential.
CEO & Co-founder
Margaux is a science-based entrepreneur and engineer, in charge of the development of Enerdrape strategy and its execution. During her master thesis, she testimonies the untapped potential of shallow geothermal energy and realized the need of innovation in this domain. Prior to founding Enerdrape, she worked on several R&D projects on BIPV-T, solar-power houses and sustainable construction, as well as engineer in HVAC and energy geostructures.
CTO & Co-founder
Alessandro supervises the technological development and R&D at Enerdrape. Alessandro holds a PhD. in Mechanics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. His ambition is to revolutionize how we conceive and use energy in cities and pave the way towards sustainable cities. Accomplished engineer and scientist, Alessandro is Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Chicago where he continues R&D activities of Enerdrape technology.
Prof. Lyesse Laloui
With more than 20 years of expertise, Lyesse is a leading scientist in the domain of geo-energies. Passionate and hard-worker, Lyesse is not only an accomplished scientist but a serial entrepreneur as well. He has co-founded 2 start-ups and 2 engineering companies, is the co-owner of several patents, appointed consultant for international companies and board member of multiple Swiss companies. Lyesse brings its extensive network and key senior expertise to the startup.
Marketing & Communication Manager
Anaëlle comes to support the management in setting up the Marketing and Communication strategy of Enerdrape.She has over ten years of experience in IT Banking industry. Anaëlle holds a Swiss Federal Brevet in Communication.
Adrien has a strong interest for environmental sustainability solutions and innovations in energy production and consumption. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc in Thermal Energy Engineering. He has a background in energy engineering in the construction field as well as R&D mechanical engineering in the industry for prototyping and industrialization. Adrien will strength the team as R&D Engineer.
Terence Van Thuyne
Junior Business Developer Sales
Terence brings his knowledge of business development to help the Enerdrape team strengthen its sales. He has a degree in business administration and has had several professional experiences in the field of green technology, including with the Solar Impulse Foundation and Insolight.
Caroline is Enerdrape coach at Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. Caroline has a degree in agronomy and spatial information, she has worked in geographical information system, optimization of organizations and sustainability in over 10 countries, where she has coached more than 50 startups and entrepreneurs. With her engineering and business background, Caroline supports Enerdrape with strategy, business and brand development.
Eric is Enerdrape coach at Platinn, the Western Switzerland Innovation Platform and is COO of Cleantech Alps. Eric has a solid background in business development and has a demonstrated history in working in the energy and environment sector. Working in the clean-tech industry and innovation ecosystem since 20 years, Eric provides its network and industry knowledge and supports Enerdrape with product-market fit and business development.