For 10 years Tallano Technologies has been one of the most innovative Cleantech companies in the world. Tallano Technologies accelerates the transformation of the automotive and rail industries to produce vehicles without impact on health thanks to an innovative product that filters more than 90% of the particles emitted by the braking of vehicles.
About Tallano Technologies
Founded in 2012, Tallano Technologies has developed a particle suction system called “TAMIC®” which is attached directly to the brakes of road or rail vehicles.
The reduction performance achieved by Tallano Technologies is unequalled and has already enabled it to develop various partnerships with several railway operators, including the SNCF, car manufacturers and equipment manufacturers in Europe and Asia.
When it comes to protecting the environment and people’s health, the involvement of all players in the automotive and rail industries around a common goal is essential. Collective intelligence is the foundation of the transformation of these companies to support the planet and the health of all.
To accelerate the transformation of the automotive and rail industries towards vehicles with less impact on health and the environment.
Designer of an innovative product that filters more than 90% of the fine particles emitted by vehicle braking, meeting the requirements of car manufacturers and equipment suppliers.
THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I created Tallano Technologies in 2012 for two reasons. The first one is based on my entrepreneurial temperament: noticing that a need is not satisfied on a market, I create the product that will meet the demand. The second reason is that after having spent my entire career in financial services, I wanted to do something concrete for the planet and for people’s health. Moreover, the satisfaction of holding the prototype of an innovative product in your hands is incomparable.
Before Tallano Technologies, I founded and managed several companies in the financial services industry. I also worked for nearly 20 years as a Partner in several consulting companies for international clients. This career path has allowed me to forge links with numerous personalities in the transport sector, who today support the company.
The braking systems of vehicles are the source of fine particle emissions which are the most harmful to the health of all and to the environment. Until now, the only solution proposed was to work on the materials used to limit this pollution. TAMIC® not only limits this pollution, it has practically made it disappear, by absorbing at the source more than 90% of the particles emitted, regardless of the vehicle in question, from the lightest to the heaviest, and whether it is a private car or public transport. TAMIC® is today protected by a large portfolio of patents registered worldwide.
I am the Managing Director of Tallano Technologies since 2016 for several reasons. First of all, I have known Christophe Rocca-Serra for many years, both professionally and personally, and I was motivated to work with him. Secondly, my passion for cars gave me a particular sensitivity to the solution proposed by Tallano. Indeed, when I took part in car competitions, I wanted my carbon emissions to be compensated, by financing associations such as that of Yann Artus Bertrand, for reforestation. Being part of Tallano Technologies is therefore a coherent continuation of this personal approach, since TAMIC absorbs, at the source, the fine particle emissions of vehicle braking systems. Finally, I have always been motivated by innovation: financial innovation in my previous professional activities, and technological innovation today with Tallano.
A lawyer by training, I created and managed several financial asset management companies between 1990 and 2016. During my career, I focused on creating financial solutions that did not exist before.
The TAMIC® solution is of course a technological innovation but it is above all an innovation of thought. Until then, everyone agreed that the pollution linked to the use of braking systems was a necessary evil… Tallano Technologies has come to challenge this preconceived idea, because we are not only talking about an improvement of the existing systems but also about the cancellation, at the source, of more than 90% of the fine particles emitted during vehicle braking.
I joined Tallano Technologies in 2015, motivated by the proposed adventure. In addition to being an innovative solution, TAMIC®, the product developed by Tallano, is indeed aimed at a sector that I know well, that of transport, and this at an international level. Since September 2021, I have been a Managing Partner in the Board of Tallano Technologie SA. In March 2022, we founded the subsidiary Tallano Deutschland GmbH, for which I am concentrating, as Managing Director, on the application and promotion of the TAMIC® system in the public transport and automotive industry in German-speaking countries.
I have a long experience in the aeronautical (Airbus) and railway (Alstom) industries in Germany and France where I held various operational, management and board positions. If aeronautics was my first professional experience, with an engineering background specialized in flight control and navigation, I also worked in the railway sector. For 16 years, my activity was Franco-German, and it continues today with Tallano Technologies.
TAMIC® can be integrated into any type of vehicle, from the lightest to the heaviest, thermal, or electric, individual, or collective, in the railway sector as well as in the automotive sector. Moreover, unlike other technologies, it addresses other sources of pollution than the vehicle engine, since it tackles the fine particles emitted during the use of braking systems. The international success of TAMIC® confirms the need for solutions that can be rapidly applied in urban centers to effectively improve air quality. The prevention of fine dust produced by vehicle braking is an important step towards sustainable mobility in urban areas.
I met the founders of Tallano Technologies when I was working for Plastic Omnium. I then discovered the TAMIC® solution, which interested me a lot for its technological complexity, its positive impact on public health and for its environmental dimension. So I joined the team in 2017 as technical director to work on improving the system’s performance.
A textile engineer graduated from ENSAIT, with a PhD in materials science and engineering from the Ecole des Mines de Paris, I was for more than 17 years the R&D director of the Friction Material activity at Valeo, the leading French automotive supplier. I then directed innovation at Porcher Industries, then at Plastic Omnium, where I developed new products and new processes.
During braking, two main categories of fine particles are emitted: airborne particles, which remain suspended in the air and which we breathe, and larger, heavier particles, which are deposited in the vehicle and on the road. The latter seem less dangerous since we do not breathe them, but they end up in runoff water and then in plants, etc. Moreover, they can be fragmented and become finer and lighter and still end up in the air and therefore in our lungs. Contrary to other solutions, TAMIC® attacks all particles and this is why it is innovative! Especially since it has now been proven both in the laboratory and in real-life conditions.
THE MEMBERS OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
Inspector of Finance, Louis Schweitzer was Chief of Staff to Laurent Fabius, Minister of the Budget and then Minister of Industry and Research and Prime Minister, from 1981 to 1986. In 1986, he joined Renault and was Chairman and CEO from 1992 to 2005. From 2011 to 2020, Louis Schweitzer was President of Initiative France, the leading network of associations providing financial support and guidance to entrepreneurs.
« The TAMIC® system is an affordable invention that allows the automotive industry and all transporters to eliminate a major source of pollution.»
CEO of Eurostar Group from October 2020, Gwendoline Cazenave was previously a partner at Oliver Wyman where she worked on the French and European transport and services markets, with a particular focus on the rail sector and related sectors in terms of strategy/finance, operations and transformation. Previously, as an executive at SNCF, she held the position of General Manager of the TGV Atlantique, Director of Finance, Strategy and Legal Affairs at SNCF Voyages and various strategic and operational responsibilities within the TER branch.
« I am delighted to bring my international and railway experience to Tallano Technologies. »
Marina is a founding partner and CEO of HEMMA Group, where she oversees the strategic development of the group, as well as the portfolio companies. With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, she has worked with major investment banks and held various management positions in financial and industrial private equity firms.
« I focus on cultural and sustainable investments. Tallano Technologies is unique because it has found an “out of the box” TAMIC® solution that solves a big health and environmental problem that no one was talking about! »
Philippe Harache is a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Advanced Sciences, holds a DESS from the IAE of Paris and an Advanced Management Program from Harvard University. He began his career at Société Aérospatiale, then was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Eurocopter and became Deputy Managing Director of Eurocopter participations. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Europcoter International before becoming Vice President of EADS.
« As an early supporter of the Tallano Technologies adventure, I was enthusiastic about the ingenious, albeit relative, simplicity of the solution proposed in response to the extreme importance and topicality of a major, almost universal public health problem. »
Committed to tackling environmental challenges, Marc joined Mirova as Senior Advisor, then as Managing Director in 2021 to lead the Impact Private Equity business. Prior to joining Mirova, he held various positions at Rothschild & Co, and was also the CEO of investment entities at Schroders, the Crédit Agricole Group and AXA, as well as the CEO of Amundi’s private equity and infrastructure fund of funds business.
« Micro-particle pollution is a major public health issue, and we are delighted to support Tallano, whose innovation provides a practical, effective and affordable solution to this problem. »
Now Deputy Director of the Ecotechnologies, City of Tomorrow & French Tech Acceleration Cluster at Bpifrance, Gilles has been a technology venture capitalist for over 20 years. Prior to joining Bpifrance, he was a Partner at Société Générale Asset Management in the innovation capital investment teams in the life sciences and environment sectors. During his career, he has carried out more than thirty transactions in France and abroad and is currently a director of Axeleo, Fermentalg, Ynsect, Vulog, Stanley Robotics, Sabella, Naïo Technologies and Tallano Technologies.
Engineer, graduate of HEC Paris, Philippe Thiolat has developed biodegradable packaging solutions within the Thiolat Packaging group, which he led from 1996 to 2018. Since 2018, director of Thiolat Développement, he invests in innovative and disruptive industrial projects.
« Tallano provides mobility manufacturers with a credible response, technically and economically, to a major public health problem. I am excited to be associated with this approach. »
Yvan-Michel graduated from ESIEA (89) and started his career in the software industry. He has a solid experience in marketing, business development and management at major international software companies (Sherpa Corp., Dassault Systèmes), and was Director of Marketing and Development for Europe at Engineering Animation Inc (now Siemens PLM). He has been a venture capitalist since 2001. In 2011, he joined Karista, where he is a Managing Partner and member of the Board of Directors, and where he launched and developed the “Paris Region Venture Fund”. He oversees the digital and deeptech sectors and is a key player in the CosmiCapital fund dedicated to new space technologies.
« TAMIC® provides the embedded industrial solution to meet a considerable public health challenge at the global level. Tallano Technologies, born in the Paris Region, fits perfectly with the strategy of the Paris Region Venture Fund managed by Karista. »