SoundEnergy

SoundEnergy was founded to develop and commercialize new technologies to reduce fossil energy consumption. Our main focus is SoundEnergy’s breakthrough innovation: the THEAC-25. We are a modern company in sustainability, integrating environmental concerns, scientific knowledge, and a focus on practical business.

In our vision, innovations should be:

• Effective: creating significant reductions in OPEX and environmental impact
• Practical: easy to apply
• Profitable: financially attractive with strong business cases

Team

CEO Co-founder Architect with 25  years’ experience in building industry, entrepreneurship and design.

Herbert Berkhout

CEO Co-founder
Architect with 25+ years’ experience in building industry, entrepreneurship and design.
CRO Co-founder
Key opinion leader in Thermoacoustic(s). Started at KPN R

Kees de Blok

CRO Co-founder
Key opinion leader in Thermoacoustic(s). Started at KPN R&D lab with 35+ years’ experience in thermoacoustic research. Holds 4 patents in TA.
CTO Co-founderPromoted Mechanical engineer at University of Twente on lubricant free pistons and biofuel with 10  yrs experience in thermoacoustic research.

Pawel Owczarek

CTO Co-founder
Promoted Mechanical engineer at University of Twente on lubricant free pistons and biofuel with 10+ yrs experience in thermoacoustic research.
Mechanical EngineerBSc. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineer with 8  years’ experience in the chain from design to end product and the link between science and customer-ready solution.

Stan Haenen

Mechanical Engineer
BSc. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineer with 8+ years’ experience in the chain from design to end product and the link between science and customer-ready solution.
Heat Transfer Researcher
BSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Tamil Nadu) and graduated from TU Delft with an MSc. in Sustainable Energy Technology with specialization in Heat Transfer and Building Energy

Palak Gupta

Heat Transfer Researcher
BSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Tamil Nadu) and graduated from TU Delft with an MSc. in Sustainable Energy Technology with specialization in Heat Transfer and Building Energy
Industrial Designer
Cum Laude graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in Industrial design. 25  years’ experience on industrial design in prestigious offices worldwide.

David den Breejen

Industrial Designer
Cum Laude graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in Industrial design. 25+ years’ experience on industrial design in prestigious offices worldwide.
Acoustic

Michael Timmer

Acoustic & Data Specialist
Graduated MSc. in Thermal and Fluid Engineering at University of Twente (Cum Laude). Master thesis in thermoacoustics won the Unilever research prize 2016. PhD in thermoacoustics to electric conversion finished early 2020.
Finance

Vincent Heutinck

Finance & Control
Schooled in Economics and Finance with +25 years’ experience in banking e.g. RABOBANK and durable innovation.
Sales manager
25  years experience in High Tech sales at BECSales, Stork

Jurgen Niemeijer

Sales manager
25+ years experience in High Tech sales at BECSales, Stork & VDL
Global Sales Director
Jacob helped SMEs and start-ups commercialize their innovations (go to market, subsidies, investor matchmaking, etc) and build partnerships to strengthen the innovation ecosystem.

Jacob Huber

Global Sales Director
Jacob helped SMEs and start-ups commercialize their innovations (go to market, subsidies, investor matchmaking, etc) and build partnerships to strengthen the innovation ecosystem.
Customer service
First contact to answer your emails. Works as a journalist, copywriter and photographer. As the daughter of CRO Kees de Blok, I grew up with thermoacoustics.

Lisa de Blok

Customer service
First contact to answer your emails. Works as a journalist, copywriter and photographer. As the daughter of CRO Kees de Blok, I grew up with thermoacoustics.

Achievements

  • TOP LIGHT KennisPark 2015
  • EIT KIC Highway Program 2015-2017
  • TECH FOR FUTURE 2015-2018
  • Young Technology Award 2015
  • LG Open Innovation Fair Aachen 2016 (GER) key note speaker
  • Accenture Technology Award -circular economy 2016 (NL) finalist
  • MIT (2016)
  • CAPITAL FEST Amsterdam 2016 (NL) invited presenter
  • First commercial unit sold DUBAI (2017)
  • A-round VC COTTONWOOD (2017)
  • MIT (2017)
  • DOEN Energy[s]toppers (NL) 2017 finalist
  • OOP OOST EFRO 3.2 (2018)
  • NREL industry forum 2018, Denver (USA) invited presenter
  • New York Venture Summit, NYC 2018 (USA) invited presenter
  • Horizon 2020 SME (1st phase) 2018
  • CES LAS VEGAS 2019

Horizon 2020

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 836780
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 836780

Partners in research

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SoundEnergy and Huitink Oldenzaal work together on the development of the Thermo Acoustic Energy Converter (THEAC-25) which is being supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
SoundEnergy and Huitink Oldenzaal work together on the development of the Thermo Acoustic Energy Converter (THEAC-25) which is being supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Recognition

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