OUR MISSION
UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL
OF YOUR ASSETS ON ORBIT

WHO ARE WE?

About us

In close collaboration with the teams of C2N, (the Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies CNRS/University of Paris-Saclay), the world specialist in ion sources for nanoelectronics, Professor Jacques Giérak with 30+ patents filed and 35+ years of research conducted at CNRS, has partnered with the venture builder Technofounders (TF) to propose an industrial and at-scale model for a new kind of space electric propulsion.

Following its creation a year ago, ION-X has secured €3.8 million in financing to support its R&D development and plan a demonstration mission by mid-2024. This financing round was carried out with TF Participations, Expansion, Business Angels, and with additional support from Bpifrance.

OUR HISTORY

1984

Beginning of research on focused ion beams (FIB)

2015

World first for a Focused Ion Beam (FIB) with ionic liquid by CNRS

2017

Launch of CNES R&T for the development of EHD engine with ionic liquid

2020

First test of a prototype at C2N-CNRS

2021

Creation of ION-X and recruitment of first team members

2022

Seed funding and acceleration of full thruster development

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Our culture

SYMBIOTIC TEAMWORK

We hire only the best and offer our talents an environment where they can learn and develop themselves every day. We all work as one team, leveraging each other’s skills and helping everyone to thrive and deliver.

HIGH STANDARDS & STRONG WORK ETHICS

Our mission is not an easy one but we work hard to achieve our goals. Ion-X takes pride in the rigor, honesty, ownership and persistence of its employees.

INNOVATION AT ITS CORE

We are trying to do something that has never been done. Our culture has always been based on innovation, intellectual curiosity, scientific breakthrough, coupled with an ability to be agile, to learn from our failures and to iterate quickly to reach the best possible outcome.

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OUR TEAM

Our team The team
GABRIEL B

GABRIEL B

Production Technician

FELIX C

FELIX C

Senior R&D Engineer, PhD

IBRAHIM C

IBRAHIM C

Conception Engineer

AGHILAS D

AGHILAS D

Electronics Engineer

JACQUES G

JACQUES G

Technical Advisor, Co-founder

THOMAS H

THOMAS H

CEO

VERENA K

VERENA K

Technofounders Legal Counsel

ADRIEN L

ADRIEN L

System Engineer

ERIC L

ERIC L

Electronic Engineer

ANTOINE M

ANTOINE M

Production Engineer

YVES M

YVES M

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer

LUCILLE M

LUCILLE M

Conception Engineer

THOMAS M

THOMAS M

Test Engineer

EMMANUEL P

EMMANUEL P

Chief of Staff

HUGO R

HUGO R

Conception Engineer

JACQUES V

JACQUES V

R&D Engineer

SONY V

SONY V

Software Engineer

JOIN THE TEAM!

Do you want to be part of a top team building the most efficient space propulsion ever used in space? At ION-X, you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and take part in something bigger than yourself!

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