DAC was launched by a group of gas & thermodynamics experts holding years of experience in fundamental research, technology development & product commercialization. Team members have published 98+ scientific papers & submitted 25+ patent applications. DAC technology is the result of an extensive 6-year R&D effort during which time the team received significant support and validation from organizations incorporated under the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.
Our team shares a common passion and vision to establish DAC technology as the leading sustainable AC/refrigeration technology as part of the global effort to fight against Climate Change.
Our journey so far
2015 - Research team led by Oleksandr Razumtsev starts development of DAC technology;
2017 - First patents received;
2018 - DAC receives initial financing from VCs and angel investors;
2018 - DAC wins KyivTechHub Startup Competition;
2019 - DAC technology achieves TRL 4 validation under laboratory conditions (expect to reach TRL5 validation in other relevant environments in 2021);
2019 - DAC wins Pitching Match London at the European Startup Festival;
2019 - DAC selected for participation in Brightlands Innovation Factory Acceleration Program, Netherlands;
2019 - DAC wins 3rd place in 2019 Poland Prize Acceleration Program funded by the government of Poland;
2020 - Polish patent application approved;
2020 - DAC signs BridgeAlfa investment agreement with ShapeVC;
2020, March - DAC wins UK Department of International Trade "Sustainable Fast Track Award";
2020, April - DAC selected for participation in BRINC ScaleUP program, Poland;
2020, May - DAC receives Horizon 2020 Seal of Excellence Award;
2020, July - DAC wins Vestbee Award at PowerUP! in the EIT InnoEnergy Grand Final;
2020, September - DAC wins the KSSE Special Award at the European Economic Congress Tech and Start-Up Days;
2021, January - DAC wins Poland's National Centre for R&D (NCBR) Fast Track Competition;
2021, February - DAC wins the Seal of Excellence Grant competition receiving grant funding of 4 million Polish zlotys;
2021, February - DAC submits patent application to PCT;
2021, April - DAC selected for participation in the Venture for ClimateTech Accelerator in New York, USA;
2021, May - DAC selected for participation in the MassChallenge Switzerland 2021 Acceleration program;
2021, August - DAC conducts first tests of DAC cold generator in a refrigerated trailer;
2021, September - DAC is named Hello Tomorrow´s Deep Tech Pioneer for Global Summit 2021 in Paris;
2021, September - DAC is named CEE Hardware startup of the month by Vestbee;
2021, September - DAC is nominated for the Central European Startup Awards;
2021, November - DAC completed the first test round of the 18kW cold generator prototype. The team achieved a temperature delta of -90°C. Computer modeling and simulation process for a cooling process with a temperature delta of -170°C was successfully completed;
2021, November - DAC is nominated for Breakthrough Energy Fellows Program, USA;
2021, December - DAC is in the finals of Huawei Startup Challenge, Poland;
2021, December - DAC successfully secured a European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) support with a recommendation for immediate additional EU equity financing.
Our mission is to build the world's most effective fully sustainable cooling technology as an ecological replacement for freon-based refrigeration devices - one of the main causes of global warming.