Accipiter Systems, Inc.


Accipiter Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative data networking solutions.  We offer data networking products that deliver higher value to the customer through the use of disruptive technologies.  Accipiter Systems is providing differentiating data networking expertise to government agencies, DoD contractors and commercial companies.


Alertek, LLC


Alertek has developed proprietary sensors and algorithms to monitor the conditions of the world's infrastructures.  The technology utilizes sensors and electronics that detect signals related to structure weakening.  Specific applications include monitoring mine roofs, highway bridges and tunnels.

Angler Labs

ANGLR is a proprietary fishing platform, enabled by connected sensors that seamlessly record key fishing events to provide anglers with information that drives smarter decisions on the water.  


Bansen Labs


Bansen Labs has created Xogo - a universal adapter that unlocks the world of technology for people with disabilities and provides opportunities for social, vocational, and recreational participation. It allows people with disabilities to use controls that work for them – like switches, joysticks, and more – to connect to the technologies everyone uses - like cable boxes, game consoles, and smart home devices.


Bossa Nova Robotics Inc.


Bossa Nova Robotics is a developer of Personal Robots: helpful robots that make an emotional connection with consumers. Founded by robotics expert Sarjoun Skaff, the company launched out of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in 2005 with one simple goal: to bring robots out of the lab and into our lives.  Previously focused on interactive play experiences for children, the company is broadening its portfolio to encompass personal robotics for the home. Bossa Nova Robotics has R&D facilties in its home office in Pittsburgh, PA as well as executive offices in San Francisco, CA.


Bridge Semiconductor Corporation


Bridge Semiconductor develops and markets thermal imaging camera sensors (infrared focal plane arrays) and thermal imaging cameras based on those sensors. It is targeting high-volume commercial applications such as see-through-smoke systems for firefighters, driver vision enhancement for trucks, automobiles, and buses, and security and surveillance.


Diamond Kinetics


Diamond Kinetics provides real-time quantitative data, biomechanics feedback and training guidance for sports performance improvement using wireless inertial sensors and software applications.  Building on academically validated scientific research at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, Diamond Kinetics is bringing a dynamic sensor driven technology platform to the mass market in baseball and softball.


Digital Dream Labs, LLC


Digital Dream Labs, LLC has developed dreamWare, a platform that bridges the gap between nostalgic, hands-on learning and engaging, digital technology.  Using dreamWare, children solve simple sequence puzzles in real life that are transmitted wirelessly to a tablet or other electronic device for continued interaction.  Children have fun playing our games while learning topics such as logic, sequencing, math and chemistry.


Epiphany Solar Water Systems, LLC


Epiphany Solar Water Systems is a New Castle, PA based technology firm established to solve the world's water crisis through their innovative, ground-breaking technology developed by a world class team of engineers and designers. Their lead product is a low-cost, high-output, concentrated solar powered, water desalination & purification unit designed for field-level use throughout the developed and under-developed world, as well as at natural gas and oil well sites, military outposts, and emergency relief areas.


FreshTemp (Acquired by Digi International)


FreshTemp is commercializing wireless technology developed at the MIT Media Lab.  First products include cloud based temperature monitoring systems for restaurants, transportation companies and healthcare.  FreshTemp aims to prevent product loss and reduce spoilage. 




HiberSense reduces building owners’ HVAC energy costs by 40% while improving occupant comfort through an easily-installed, room-by-room climate control system. HiberSense's Micro-Zone Climate Control™ solution includes a distributed network of intelligent sensors, proprietary software, and wireless dampers to learn and predict occupant patterns and preferences, automatically redirecting heating and cooling airflow. HiberSense is well-positioned with strong early customer traction in commercial office spaces, residential units and institutional buildings.


INTEG process group, inc.


INTEG process group, inc. serves the Industrial Automation/Plant Asset Management Industry by designing and manufacturing software/hardware solutions that monitor and control plant equipment for the P2E (Plant to Enterprise) domain.  INTEG's technology offers customers a more open, flexible and cost-effective solution to connect, monitor and manage uptime/failures in environments where manual monitoring is costly.  Monitoring is enabled via the network and provides plant managers, operating personnel and maintenance teams a real-time view of their environment.


Inteligistics, Inc.


Inteligistics is a provider of innovative cool chain and supply chain visibility solutions.  Leveraging Machine to Machine (M2M) low power, portable and wireless sensors and or passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, our InteliView solutions fully integrate cloud based communications gateways, patented portable readers and controllers.  Insightful and actionable information and alerts provided via a graphics dashboard and data analytics platform deliver high value improvements to cool chain and supply chain performance, productivity and quality.


Liquid X Printed Metals, Inc.


Liquid X™ is a technology company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that manufactures functional metallic inks.  The company’s technology transforms various metals, including gold and silver, into ink form which is then deposited onto a wide range of substrates that can be rigid or flexible.  When heated at low temperatures, the ink converts to the base metal and exhibits comparable features.


Maven Machines, Inc.

Maven Machines is a Pittsburgh based start-up pioneering smart headsets for driver safety in the trucking industry. The Maven Co-Pilot headset constantly monitors drivers for signs of fatigue & distraction, in addition to functioning as a high quality hands-free communication device.  Maven's patent pending wearable is the first driver safety product capable of real-time fatigue detection and early warnings.


Medallion Analytics (acquired by eLynx)


Medallion Analytics offers web-based technology solutions for the mortgage industry providing control over compliance and cost across the entire mortgage origination and closing process. Powered by unique data extraction tools and a proprietary analytics-driven decision rules engine, Medallion Analytics solutions deliver real-time analysis and evaluation of all documents, customized to meet the unique quality and compliance requirements of each customer’s mortgage process.


Memory Medallion, Inc.


Memory Medallion is an award winning, maintenance free, personalized remembrance product that allows for a digital picture and life story to exist for generations on any monument location, inside or outside.  It can be read by most portable computers and is about the size of a quarter.


Metis Secure Solutions (acquired by The Mircom Group of Companies)


Industrial and research facilities, schools and universities, commercial sites and large public parking garages rely on Metis Secure to protect their people and sites and reduce liabilities. In an emergency, safety and security personnel use Metis Secure systems to rapidly alert everyone at the site, and provide specific emergency instructions. People in need use Metis Secure Emergency Help Stations to speak directly with security with the press of a button—and dispatchers automatically see the caller’s location on Metis Secure’s map-based Command Center software. Metis Secure’s redundant power and independent communications networks mean that the system works even when power, phone, and internet fail.


nanoLambda, Inc.


NanoLambda commercializes an advanced sensor technology.  The Spectrum SensorTM chip utilizes novel plasmonics technology to, for the first time, produce a nano scale spectrum analyzer on an integrated circuit at a fraction of the size and cost of current bench-top systems.  This patented technology enables mobile/wearable health monitors such as non-invasive hemoglobin/bilirubin/glucose monitors and mobile/wearable devices that can detect multiple toxic gases/hazardous materials for security and safety. High resolution color sensing for display and printer products is also one of the early potential applications.

NewCare Solutions, LLC.


NewCare Solutions, LLC. has developed the first truly consumer ready home monitoring solution for “at risk” individuals.  The system alerts the caregivers of changes in resident behavior that may indicate a problem in the home based upon caregiver logic and previous behavioral norms for the monitored individual.  NewCare’s unique solution allows an untrained caregiver, often a family member of the monitored resident, to install the entire monitoring system in minutes at a cost thousands of dollars less than currently available.


PieceMaker Technologies


PieceMaker Technologies is a Pittsburgh, PA based company which empowers retail stores to create customized inventory, on-demand. CNBC named their customizable products “Top trending of 2014”. The Factory in a Store is a proprietary system which lets consumers design their own products using a simple and engaging touchscreen kiosk, and then watch them made right in the store with custom manufacturing technology.


Powercast Corporation


Founded in 2003 to develop the groundbreaking Wireless Power Platform concept, Powercast is a pioneer in wire-free power that enables manufacturers to overcome the limitations of conventional power solutions.  Powercast holds numerous wirefree power technology patents and patent applications.


RedZone Robotics, Inc.


RedZone Robotics is setting a new industry standard in trenchless technology and field service automation by delivering innovative, automated solutions that provide a more powerful, and more cost-effective method of sewer inspection and pipe rehabilitation. RedZone’s patent-pending trenchless technology is the first commercial application of sensor-fusion technologies that utilize multiple sensor inputs to enact action, leveraging our robotics and engineering expertise as well as our relentless focus on our customers’ challenges and needs. RedZone’s robotic offerings significantly outperform existing products, tools and technologies due to their modular approach, simpler operation, faster execution and continuous operation.


SEEGRID Corporation


Seegrid industrial mobile robots automate everyday material handling tasks in warehouses and distribution centers, allowing customers to refocus their highly skilled employees to value-added work for greater cost savings and productivity.  Seegrid robots use no lasers, tape or wires and feature WalkThroughThenWork™ set up--One walk through a facility and the robots are ready to work in minutes.




SenSevere has developed and is commercializing a hydrogen sensor for chemically and thermally severe environments that provides real-time safety and compliance monitoring solutions in the power generation, environmental, and chemicals manufacturing industries.

SolePower, LLC


SolePower creates self-charging wearables that capture wasted energy from human motion. Electronics can be powered solely by footsteps—creating “unplugged” technology that doesn’t need to be charged. 

SolePower smart work boots (“SmartBoots”) collect motion and location data, providing industrial workforces with actionable insights to increase efficiency and reduce accidents. Embedded in the boot is a patented kinetic charger that generates power with every step. The system gathers and provides insights and data to improve worker safety by visualizing location and motion of workers on hazardous sites.


Thorley Industries LLC / 4moms


Thorley Industries has introduced robotics technology to the juvenile industry with it's innovative 4moms products designed to meet parents' real needs.  Products include: The mamaRoo® infant seat designed to move the way parents do; The origami® stroller, the world's first power-folding stroller; The breeze™ playard that opens or closes in one easy step, and The cleanwater collection™ infant tub and faucet cover with built-in digital thermometers. 

For more information, visit www.4moms.com

VIT Initiative


VIT is creating the Fitbit for the back to keep our workforce safer! Workplace overexertion and strains are some of the biggest reasons for workplace injuries and back injuries alone costs the US $70B a year according to OSHA. We are working with nation-wide companies and one of the largest worker comp insurers in the nation to increase safety and reduce costs.


Voci Technologies Incorporated


Voci™ pioneered the implementation of Speech-to-Text (STT) algorithms in hardware to achieve the fastest and most comprehensive speech recognition solution. Voci’s experience in accelerated speech recognition spans nearly a decade starting with research done at world-renowned Carnegie Mellon University. The company has enhanced and extended the original research concepts to address enterprise demands for voice of the customer business intelligence.  Collaboration with experts at Carnegie Mellon ensures that Voci continues to provice the best STT solution for business intelligence.


Wise Telemetry, LLC (formerly Breathwise)


With the Wise Telemetry gas sensor system, gas distributors can monitor real-time supply and usage data at each of their customers’ sites.  The system automatically determines and continuously communicates a gas cylinder’s size, fill level, and usage rate without any user input or special programming.  This data improves delivery route planning, usage tracking, and future demand prediction.


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