2005 - SWAC Technology Discovery
In 2005, Bruno had to do a technical study of the SWAC project for the new Hospital of Papeete as he was working for the French Polynesian Minister of Energy. Passionate about the technology under study, Bruno was skeptical about its potential to reach profitability, given the costs induced.
2007 - Thalassa Documentary
During the International Conference on Ocean Energies (ICOE 2008), the committee selected Bruno Garnier’s report on medium sized buildings’ SWAC systems for an oral presentation.
2009 - Savoie Technolac
In the wake of cutting-edge studies, we joined the Concours National d’Aide à la Création d‘Entreprises de Technologies Innovantes (French national competition for the creation of technologically innovative companies) and got selected in the category for emerging companies for a winning prize of 44,000€. The society is now registered in Chambéry, and housed in the activity park “Savoie Technolac”, close to our very first prototype‘s area of operation.
First Prototype - Bourget Lake - France
First techno-economic feasibility studies
As a result, a press conference gave us more attention from the media (France 3, L’expansion, but also Euronews, …), and we also were approached by some commercial contracts. For instance, we had an offer for a SWAC study in the Male Airport (Pacific Ocean) in the context of an joint bid with ADPi.
This period of time witnessed the layout of a business structure with an official definition of the key issues and financial scenari, along with a strategy for human resources and commercial development.
January 2010 - Japan's office
Baptiste Bassot, living in Japan, DeProfundis open an office in Tokyo, and spreads the activities to South-East Asia.
2011- Activity Growth
Besides, our project requires accurate study of energy consumptions. Consequently, we have developed skills on thermal&electric consumption assessments, and we now offer studies on total energy consumption and ways to reduce it. By expanding our horizons to larger areas, we are now involved in preliminary design missions linking energies, local ressources and potential clients over different scales.
2012 - A step forward
DeProfundis started to move on the market in early 2012, on both commercial&financial issues with partners. A collaboration between DeProfundis and important corporations allow us to benefit from regular offers and several interesting opportunities. The financial structure is now open to new investors, and some have already manifested (still under negociation). This is crucial to us as some partnerships allow us to deploy our skills on different markets and geographic locations.
July 2012 - 2nd Relocation
Our case got the attention of the people in charge of the CleanTech facility, which offers housing for small businesses, in Paris, and the company moved to the 48 rue René Clair. This new stimulating environment is more emblematic of our goals, described down below.
2014 - Le Moulin a full-scale Lab
DeProfundis bought an old water-mill in Normandy (France) to conduct full-scale tests, and developp new prototypes.
Our goal : Become a leader company within the SWAC industry
We are giving several conferences and preparing some other talks in order to increase our visibility through the research community, and also through consulting brands and project managers. We are in touch with different contacts over different countries such as Japan in order to identify potential clients and business opportunities.