The team

The team

With more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, the team has the experience, grit and passion to make RePack become world leading in reused batteries. The team follows a structured approach towards full scale commercialisation, guided by our vision of a fully renewable future for everyone.

Jørgen Erdal | Co-founder & CEO

Jørgen brings experience in strategic and structured leadership from three years in Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he focused on strategy and operations in large scale renewable energies. Jørgen also brings renewable energy domain expertise from his Masters of Science in renewable energies and smart grids from NTNU and ETH Zürich, with a Master’s Thesis in battery system optimisation.

Radu Achihai | Co-founder & COO

Radu brings 15 years of experience from operational topics in the energy business (including regulatory and logistics for hazardous materials), the last 8 as the Head of Operations for the start-up Visuray where he brought a novel technology to the oil and gas field. Radu also holds a Masters of Science in computer science and an executive MBA from BI Oslo. 

Mohamed Jaidane | Interim CTO

Mohamed is an experienced systems and electronics engineer with more than 13 years of experience. Having delivered complex systems for harsh environments within the domains of aerospace and O&G, Mohamed brings a proven track record of leading multidisciplinary engineering teams to deliver critical equipment. Mohamed also brings experience from several startups both in Norway and Tunisia. 

Herman Hille | Head of Engineering

Herman is a Mechanical Engineer coming from the position of Service engineer at Baker Hughes where he has been part of their Norwegian branch delivering high-precision pressure sensors to the oil & gas sector. Besides his broad professional experience, Herman has also converted a Mini from petrol to electric propulsion together with his father and from the ground up rebuilt & re-engineered his Jeep several times. In RePack, Herman will take a leading role in the engineering and production. 

Anirudh Kurup | Mechanical engineer

Anirudh brings a broad and practical experience within product design, and is responsible for structural and thermal design in RePack. From his studies in aeronautical engineering and engineering design, Anirudh's portfolio includes everything from game design to rescue rafts.

Théo Degeorges | Electrical engineer

Coming directly from designing the battery management system (BMS) of Revolve NTNU's electric race car, Théo is hitting the ground running with RePack. Responsible for the BMS and electrical architecture, Théo is working with the heart of our products. Théo has a double Master's degree in electrical systems and robots from École Centrale de Marseille and NTNU, where he wrote his Master's thesis with the prestigious drone team of NTNU - Ascend.

Herbert Wikheim | Sensors & communications intern

Herbert will with his hands-on experience from electronic design take on the responsibility for the complete sensor network and communications internally and externally at RePack. Coming into the team, Herbert brings experience from building his own e-bike based on used EV batteries. Herbert is also part of Revolve NTNU, where he is supporting the team with a range of electronic engineering challenges.

Jens Amund Kristoffersen | Software development intern

Jens is a key part of the development of RePack's Battery Cloud together with external developers. Jens is pursuing his MSc in Computer Science at NTNU where he also has experience from BRAIN NTNU - a student organization developing student's knowledge and experience with AI - and Junior Consulting - where top performing students deliver high quality strategic and technical consulting.

Amund Raniseth | Engineering intern

While studying future battery materials at the University of Oslo, Amund is supporting RePack in several aspects of product development and production. Having a broad background spanning from the behaviour of different cathode materials to how to convert a laptop battery to an e-bike battery, Amund is a great resource in our lab.

Our investors


Founded in Singapore in 2017 by Magnus Grimeland and a team of successful entrepreneurs and investors, Antler is a global early-stage venture capital firm that builds and invests in groundbreaking technology companies. Every year, Antler invests in the top 1-1.5% entrepreneurs and ideas out of more than 50,000+ applications.

RePack was initiated and funded during Antler's second Oslo cohort. As a Antler portfolio company, RePack receives substantial support from Antler's local and global advisor team to help develop and scale the business.

Our supporters


StartupLab is the leading startup community in Norway. By combining their team, members, alumni and external network, StartupLab have succeeded to build an ecosystem where startups can grow as effectively as possible. By accepting only startups where they see a significant potential in the idea and founding team, 74% of their members since 2012 are still alive and growing.

RePack was accepted as a member of StartupLab in January 2021 and have been located there since February 2021.

Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. Innovation Norway provides competence, advisory services, promotional services and network services.

Through their support scheme for start-ups, Innovation Norway granted RePack with 1.5 MNOK in soft funding to support the commercialisation of our first pilot system.

Regionale Forskningsfond Oslo (RFF Oslo)

RRF Oslo will contribute to increasing R&D efforts by mobilising and qualifying businesses and public sector organisations to participate in national and international research. RRF Oslo will contribute to increased quality of research and to the development of good and competitive R&D environments, and strenghtening research for regional innovation and development.

Through their last 2020 call for qualification project, RFF Oslo granted RePack with 350 kNOK in soft funding dedicated to develop our Battery Cloud MVP.

Smart Innovation Norway & NCE Smart Energy Markets

Thorugh the clusters NCE Smart Energy Markets and Applied AI, Smart Innovation Norway aims at fostering research and innovation through facilitation for collaboration between its members. Smart Innovation Norway has initiated or participated in more than 25 research and innovation projects, including 13 EU projects, with a total budget of more than 1.4 billion NOK.

As a member of NCE Smart Energy Markets, RePack has received support in setting up a collaboration with IFE - Norway's leading battery research institution.