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We are betteries.

Our team’s Mission is to upcycle all electric vehicle batteries into sustainable mobile power systems to avert climate change and protect valuable resources. 

As a Profit for Impact Business, our Values not only affect the way how we do business, but they truly support our mission and decision-making processes and how we work as a team.

  • Optimism + Courage
  • Profitability + Impact
  • Creativity + Pragmatism + Passion
  • Integrity + Credibility

To develop the best possible solutions for People and the Planet, we unite diverse people, backgrounds and capabilities.

If you want to make an impact and join the team, see our careers page for our open positions.

Meet our team


Dr. Rainer Hoenig

Founder & MD

Dr. Núria González-García

Head of Research & Technology

Abhishek Shenoy

Sr. Technical Buyer

Elena Giesen

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Joao Ceschin

Development Engineer Power Electronics

Mine Cetinkaya

Embedded Software Engineer

Supported by

Cohort 417

Third Derivative (D3) is the best-resourced accelerator in clean energy and climate tech.
We are proud to be part of the inaugural 'cohort 417' of this brand new accelerator program by the Rocky Mountain Institute and New Energy Nexus.


A Horizon2020 EU project delivering Positive Energy Districts (PED) in mixed urban settings and heritage areas.
betteries collaborated with the University of Évora in Portugal to support project POCITYF, that is leading the smart evolution of historical cities.

Climate-KIC 19/20

Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Climate-KIC is Europe’s biggest clean-tech accelerator: betteries was part of the Berlin program from 2019 - 2020, successfully completing all 3 stages: Business Model Development, Customer Traction and Investment Readiness

Awards & Recognitions

Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort

betteries was chosen as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for 2022. The Forum recognises tech companies and incorporates them into its initiatives, activities and events.
The SET 100 list is out and we are thrilled that betteries has been selected as one of the top 100 energy and mobility start-ups of 2022!

Unido Global Call 2021

betteries wins in the category Clean and Efficient Energy Generation and Storage
We are honored to be recognized for our innovative 2nd life power solutions to bring affordable and clean energy to those who need it the most.

Berlin Startup-Champ / Green Tech 2021

betteries brings home the 2021 award for Berlin.
Sponsored by Berlin Partner, Piabo, Green Tech Festival, pwc, wework and berlinbrandenburg


Sponsored by EWS Schönau under the umbrella of the Smart Green Startup accelerator.
We are excited to receive the MAKE IT MATTER AWARD 2020 for betteries’ focus to create solutions that involve and empower people to help shape the energy transition.