iGEN Technologies has a vision to provide energy freedom from expensive utility bills and centralized utility grids. iGEN will develop and deploy distributed heat and power generation technologies that are affordable, efficient and reliable to residential and commercial property owners.

At the core of each iGEN system is the vapour expansion system, which requires only one fuel input to generate useable heat and power. The iGEN system has black start capability and can operate independent of the electrical grid. The initial product being commercialized by iGEN is the i2 self-powered furnace for homes and small businesses. Future products to be offered by iGEN include self-powered air handlers, hydronic heaters and combination water heaters for commercial, agricultural and remote applications.

Patrick Lai

Patrick is a professional mechanical engineer with over 18 years of experience in the construction, automotive and renewable energy industries. His area of specialty within iGEN is product design, business operations and sales support aided by previous employment at Magna, Husky, Generation PV and Building Innovation. Previous startup success was demonstrated by Patrick through HVAC Solutions, a consulting firm co-founded with Mike. The venture was profitable to exit.


Michael Chatzigrigoriou

Michael is a professional mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the built environment and construction industries. His area of specialty within iGEN is business development, marketing and product fabrication all honed from previously working at Building Innovation, MMM Group and Durasystems. Previous startup success was demonstrated by Mike through HVAC Solutions, a consulting firm co-founded with Patrick. The venture was profitable until exit.


Craig Pickering

Craig is a seasoned executive, and has worked in many different roles/capacities in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry for over 30 years. As part of the 30 years he has been managing businesses for over 20 of them. His experience includes working in distribution and wholesale, contracting & installation, and product development. Craig holds an MBA.