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Collaboration to commercialise new high-performance cooling technology

Innventure has established a new company, Accelsius, to commercialise Nokia’s ground-breaking cooling technology for critical electronic equipment. The technology offers high-performance, energy efficient cooling. Accelsius has acquired the rights to the technology from Nokia and will be responsible for its further development and commercialisation.

This high-performance cooling technology was developed by Nokia Bell Labs for data centres and mobile network equipment.

The ground-breaking, scalable cooling technology provides cooling direct to the chip or other heat sources. A passive two-stage coolant circulation process enables reliable, energy efficient heat transfer and dissipation from high density heat sources, without using pumps. The simple-to-install, energy efficient and compact cooling solution is adaptable for a broad range of critical electronic equipment and can be deployed at any scale, from a single server to large data centres.

This innovative technology is positioned to disrupt the cooling industry as it exists today. Image credit: Manuel Geissinger | Pexels

This innovative technology is positioned to disrupt the cooling industry as it exists today. Image credit: Manuel Geissinger | Pexels

Jukka Nihtila, Nokia’s vice-president of patent transactions and external alliances, said: “Energy efficient networks and reliable cooling have always been important areas of innovation at Nokia. By collaborating with Innventure, our hugely versatile cooling technology can be offered to a broad range of companies in different industries to meet the challenge of heat densities in data centres and telecom networks while lowering energy consumption.”

Bill Haskell, founder and CEO of Innventure, said: “We are very excited to build a new company around a technology that Nokia Bell Labs has been developing for more than a decade. This innovative technology addresses an acute market need across the entire spectrum of networking and computing sites. It is positioned to disrupt the cooling industry as it exists today with flexible solutions that can be widely deployed for data centres and telecom.”

Theodore Sizer, lab leader, optical systems and device research at Nokia Bell Labs said: “We are delighted to work with Innventure to commercialise our groundbreaking cooling technology. This innovative solution will enable cooling of computing systems with high heat densities, at low energy consumption and with very little complexity. This advancement will help data centres continue to grow their computing capacity while becoming more energy efficient.”

The collaboration between Nokia and Innventure follows the announcement in 2019 that the two companies would work together to commercialise Nokia’s technology and intellectual property in areas beyond Nokia’s core business.