Dec 19, 2023

ONiO and Epishine Alliance Unveils a New Era of Truly Batteryless IoT Solutions

OSLO, NORWAY, December 19th, 2023 -  ONiO®, a pioneer in the batteryless microcontroller space,  and Epishine, the Swedish pioneer in printed organic solar cells, announced a strategic partnership today. A partnership aimed at bringing to life a shared vision of self-powered IoT devices - i.e. 100% batteryless IoT devices that can eliminate the toxic environmental effects of disposable batteries. 

ONiO's cutting-edge, ultra-low-power microcontrollers are now about to join forces with Epishine's leading indoor solar cells, seamlessly combined to eliminate the scourge of battery waste. This strategic confluence is poised to revolutionize the IoT industry by introducing a groundbreaking model of eco-friendly, autonomous electronics. The initiative is focused on creating innately sustainable devices that eliminate the need for battery replacement and charging—dramatically cutting down on electronic waste and reducing running costs.

Kjetil Meisal, CEO of ONiO, said, "Our alliance with Epishine marks a seamless leap into a sustainable technological future and the start of a Nordic industry initiative to drive sustainable electronics into the future. With Epishine's organic solar cells and unique ability to harness energy from low light conditions, combined with our extremely energy-efficient microcontrollers, we're seamlessly integrating the upper class of solar and semiconductor technologies. This paves the way for the next generation of IoT devices—sustainable, maintenance-free, and truly autonomous."

In our recent tests with Epishine,'s advanced microcontrollers have displayed exceptional cold start capabilities, powering up in mere seconds—a tall order for other technologies that need several minutes. This breakthrough not only enhances the user experience by dramatically slashing wait times but also positions ONiO at the forefront of instant-on IoT solutions, seamlessly complementing Epishine's organic photovoltaic innovations.

Anders Kottenauer, CEO of Epishine, said, "Our partnership with ONiO represents a milestone in our journey towards sustainable low-power electronics. Leveraging ONiO's ultra-low-power microcontrollers alongside our indoor solar cells, we are an innovative example to the IoT industry. This alliance is not just about combining two cutting-edge technologies; it's about reducing reliance on traditional battery systems and leading the charge towards sustainable electronics. Together, we are crafting devices that are not only self-sustaining but are also a testament to the power of sustainable innovation"

The partnership reflects a profound synergy of shared values and a commitment to technological innovation that addresses today's environmental challenges. Epishine's dedication to creating the world's most sustainable solar cells perfectly complements ONiO's vision for an IoT that is unfettered by batteries.
This partnership reflects our shared vision and is a call to action for a robust Nordic initiative aimed at advancing sustainable IoT devices across the industry. We invite everyone to stay tuned for more updates and to prepare for a new, sustainable future in technology. 

For further insights into Epishine's solar technology and its role in sustainable development, please visit

About ONiO

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, ONiO is an innovative fabless IoT company focused on developing advanced batteryless microcontrollers powered by ambient energy. Our mission is to revolutionize the IoT landscape by delivering clean-energy solutions that liberate devices from the constraints of traditional batteries., our line of versatile batteryless general-purpose microcontrollers, can efficiently harness power from a wide range of sources, including RF, thermal, light, and piezo.

At ONiO, we envision a future where IoT devices are 100% battery-free, contributing to a more minimalist, user-friendly, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable ecosystem. By providing manufacturers with groundbreaking power solutions, we strive to transform the way IoT devices are designed, deployed, and maintained, one device at a time.

For more information, please visit our website at, and follow us on social media to stay up-to-date with the latest product developments and company news. Together, we can build a more sustainable future through innovative IoT technology.

About Epishine

Epishine is a Swedish energy impact company, reimagining the capture of light with market-leading printed organic solar cells. 

Our technology captures indoor light to make electronics self-powered, making cables, disposable batteries, and unnecessary maintenance a thing of the past.  

Press Contact ONiO

Runar Finanger
Chief Marketing Officer

Press Contact Epishine 

Kristina Hagstedt     
Communication Manager  
+46 (0)73 466 63 43    

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