Innovation is one of the key factors of Heliix’s strategy. In 2014, Heliix received the first patent for its PhaethonTM device. The Heliix team is driving innovation in the field of solar energy, with various products and applications slated for introduction into the international marketplace. We believe that a sustainable energy future is driven by developing breakthrough technologies for clean and affordable energy solutions.


Heliix received seed funding from Nidal Eses, an angel investor with international outreach. As a member of Heliix’s management team, Nidal provides capital, guidance and operational expertise. Heliix used its seed funding to secure intellectual property, build company infrastructure, optimize the functionality of its now patented Phaethon™ device and intensify its R&D activities.


1st Prize
at the 2014 Make Innovation Work Competition

Heliix was the firstplace winner of the 2014 Make Innovation Work (MIW) international competition, both within its own sector of Energy and Environment and as overall competition winner. The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce and the Athens Exchange Group awarded the MIW winners on November 13, 2014.

The MIW competition selects and supports the most comprehensive and successful business plans, helping to bring innovative ideas to market. An evaluation committee judges entries across five sectors: Alternative Agriculture, Transportation–Shipping–Logistics, Tourism and Culture, Health and Wellness, and Energy and Environment.

In addition to being named overall firstplace winner and winner within the Environment and Energy sector of the MIW competition, Heliix received € 45,000 and access to an extensive package of corporate support services.


Winner 2015
Hellenic Entreprneurship Award

In June 30th 2015 Heliix was awarded the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award 2015, along with Yoleni’s and Smartguide. The Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award, one of the biggest and most impactful awards in Greece, is funded and administered by the Libra Group on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative. The prize includes the provision of an expert mentor plus straightforward funding with no charges, no interest and no complexity.

With the support of the HEA team, Heliix has grown significantly, both buy recruiting new staff and building new offices and lab space, in addition to the vital networking and mentoring of the highest global standards provided by the Award.

“The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say, ‘Yes, we did.’”

President Barack Obama, February 2014