AbiliLife is developing a smart brace specifically designed for Parkinson’s patients with balance and postural instability. The brace will detect symptoms that lead to falls while providing comfort and support. AbiliLife is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.
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.
Adrich is an AI meets IOT consumer insight company that specializes in the design and deployment of the world’s first “patented” Smart Consumer Platform, unveiling true qualitative and quantitative consumer usage data. Our end-to-end solution is powered by proprietary machine learning algorithms, coupled with real-time analytics that are captured through our smart product usage trackers. The output is an incomparable perspective into True Consumer Usage Behav
Adrich is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and backed by Sony Innovation Lab, Plug & Play Ventures and Idea Fund Partners. Currently, Adrich has seven Fortune 500 Consumer Packaged Goods companies on their Smart Consumer Platform.
Aethon, Inc. (acquired by ST Engineering)
Aethon is the leader in the business of low-cost, pilot-less hauling of materials indoors. We substitute a pilot-less Tug® for a person. Our competitive advantage is our patented indoor positioning system, with a manufacturing cost a fraction of our competitors, which navigates with ±3″ accuracy and allows us to automate indoor transport at one-fourth the cost of a person pushing a cart.
Arieca is an advanced materials start-up that is pushing the boundaries of materials functionalities in the most demanding applications. Our proprietary liquid metal embedded elastomer (LMEE) technologies allow for unprecedented performances in applications across semiconductor, aerospace, automotive, and healthcare industries.
ATRP Solutions, Inc. (Acquired by Pilot Chemical Company)
ATRP Solutions, Inc. is an innovative materials science company that produces specialty polymers for tomorrow’s commercial products. Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) technology is a rapidly emerging platform technology for preparation of next generation plastics. As the world leader in atom transfer radical polymerization technology our mission is to enable businesses in personal care & cosmetics, detergents & surfactants, paints, pigments & coatings and biocompatible materials to capitalize on this technology by providing the highest quality ATRP-based polymers.
Aurochs Brewing Company
Aurochs Brewing Company provides great tasting, craft beers that are naturally gluten-free. Every one of our beers is crafted with the spirit of the Aurochs, a legendary beast that roamed the wild countryside thousands of years ago. Our use of ancient, untamed grains imparts complex flavors shaped by generations of growth in the wilderness. Much like the Aurochs, our beers are never domesticated, always free.
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.
BIOSAFE, Inc. (acquired by Gelest)
BIOSAFE’s technology provides products with microbiological protection. Through a patented and EPA registered antimicrobial technology, products that include BIOSAFE are permanently protected bacteria, mold and mildew, algae, and even certain viruses. BIOSAFE works in close partnership with personnel from design and development and end-user marketing to insure simple integration and communication of strong product advantage.
Bossa Nova Robotics Inc.
Bossa Nova powers the transformation of shopping. We pioneer the technologies and the data to map the retail world – every store, every product, every day. We enable our partners to redesign retail operations and reimagine the way people shop. With a multidisciplinary team of robotics, artificial intelligence, and big data scientists, Bossa Nova has solved the challenges to deploy fully autonomous retail service robots and deliver actionable data in real-time.
CapSen Robotics achieves state-of-the-art results on one of the most pressing problems in robotics and 3D computer vision—correctly identifying and locating specific objects in clutter. This breakthrough makes it possible to provide a general computer vision solution for manufacturing applications such as bin picking as well as warehouse automation tasks such as order fulfillment or inventory management. There long-term goal is to provide a universal 3D computer vision system that enables the robots of the future to see and understand the physical world.
Cassian offers premier patient engagement tools that transform the manual labor of patient outreach into a seamless and automated process. The company’s hardware and software platform enables data-driven patient interactions efficiently at any scale
Conservation Labs, Inc.
Developer of a smart water meter technology designed to monitor water consumption in the built environment. The company’s non-invasive water meter can be attached to any water pipe and can integrate with an application to transmit data on water consumption, potential leaks and appliance usage, enabling homeowners to monitor the flow of water throughout their home and save money.
Core Power Magnetics
CorePower Magnetics produces metal amorphous nanocrystalline magnetic cores with scalable, in-line manufacturing processes. The patented materials and processes address three key challenges: thermal management, power density and efficiency. Our processes provide the ability to spatially engineer magnetic core properties to optimize performance across these dimensions.
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.
DisSolves makes edible, dissolvable packaging from natural, vegan ingredients that they use to package individual servings of powdered, food products in easy-to-use pods. Using DisSolves packaging helps food and beverage brands make their powdered products more convenient and sustainable than ever before.
Diversamé creates tools with natural/afro textured, coiled and curly hair textures at the center of design. Hair tools have traditionally been designed with straight hair used as the default. Everyone without that hair type is forced to “make it work.” With Diversamé, those with textured hair can take the “work” out of styling and simply have fabulous hair.
EEme, LLC converts big data into actionable insight to “drill” for residential energy efficiency (EE) sweet spots. Our data-driven platform solution enables electric utilities, home improvement product and service providers, and residential users to make targeted and informed EE investment decisions.
EKTO VR is a technology company in Pittsburgh, PA that designs and builds robotic wearables to enable the next generation of fully immersive VR experiences. The company’s flagship product, EKTO ONE, is the world’s first robotic VR movement solution, empowering users to walk naturally through digital content while staying safe, comfortable, and engaged.
Encentiv Energy, LLC
Encentiv Energy connects all energy professionals, manufacturers, and utilities via the Encentivizer™ platform. Encentivizer engages business customers and provides intelligent decision making for energy efficient products in an all-in-one energy efficiency digital customer engagement platform. It’s the only technology built specifically to help all industry stakeholders connect and reduce energy consumption.
We’re rethinking how everyone interacts with energy efficiency. Our mission is to reduce global energy consumption by making energy efficient decisions easy, accessible and compelling.
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.
ForeFront Product Design, LLC
ForeFront Product Design, LLC developed Smart Pressure Technology™ which provides a technology breakthrough for products that use the power of compressed air in low pressure, portable applications. The initial product line, the Green Gorilla Advanced Spray Systems™, is a commercial line of compressed air sprayers and was developed by a world class power management engineering team. The Green Gorilla Advanced Spray Systems™ allows industry professionals to gain 25% labor efficiency and 15% material savings while spraying for pests, weeds, chemical spills and many other applications.
Stroke is the #1 cause of disability in the world with every 40 seconds someone in the US suffering a stroke. Stroke is devastating as it is a loss of oxygen to the brain, meaning delays in treatment dramatically worsen outcomes. Forest Devices has developed a device that offers faster, earlier identification of stroke in any environment. Currently in clinical trials, this is the team that is going to fundamentally change how the world views stroke.
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.
Gus Gear, LLC.
Gus Gear’s flagship product, the Central Line Vest, was designed to keep Gus’s line locked down and secure, not only from accidental pulls but also from his wandering fingers. This comfortable vest covers and secures single, double, or multiple lumen central lines, eliminating the trauma from line pulls while allowing the wearer to be as active and independent as possible without undue fear of damaging their line.
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.
Iam Robotics makes autonomous robots that retrieve products from distribution centers. The company designs and integrates a complete robotic order fulfillment solution for enterprise warehouse customers. The affordable and flexible robots automate picking operations quickly, without significantly changing customer process or infrastructure.
Industrial leaders use Identified Technologies fully-managed commercial drone solution to improve project tracking and team productivity. Our integrated software and services take care of everything from FAA compliance and flight planning, to advanced analytics. You push the start button on the drone and we take care of the rest. We help companies in construction and earth moving reduce costs and win more business with job site data and analytics. We empower ENR 400 companies, including PJ Dick, EQT, Vulcan and Casella, with the ability to track progress on highways, well pads, mines and landfills in near real-time. Mapping 100 acres in 10 minutes dramatically increases team productivity. We provide 2D data, 3D volumetrics, orthomosaics, as built versus as planned comparisons, as well as progress and cost forecasting and change detection. Our mission is to provide a new level of transparency and insights for the most difficult project management challenges.
Makes sample preparation tools that ensure every workflow starts with a high quality sample, allowing researchers to obtain useful data faster with higher statistical confidence, and ultimately accelerate time to market for high impact therapies, drugs and diagnostic tool.
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 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.
Interphase Materials is a chemical additives and advanced materials company that provides solutions to improve efficiency of heat transfer in cooling systems. A spinout of the University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering department, their customers include some of the largest power plants and water treatment facilities in the world, as well as the US Navy.
The market for mapping of interior and exterior spaces and structures is a large and multi-billion dollar business but cost, duration, and quality are major issues. We have created best-in-class algorithms and a business to solve this problem; Kaarta provides accurate real-time 3D mapping and modeling using advanced sensors and algorithms. Our business revenues result from software as a service (SaaS), licensing, and hand-held systems for the architectural, engineering and construction markets. Our approach is platform independent and does not use GPS, maps, or infrastructure and is done in real-time without post-processing.
kWantera (acquired by Moody Aldrich Partners)
kWantera provides leading-edge power management solutions to large commercial buildings, industrial manufacturers, universities, hospitals, data centers, and many other business segments. Our SmartFusion product analyzes large volumes of high-velocity, real-time data from smart meters, sensors and other sources and uncovers hidden anomalies in the power.
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.
Lumis is a cutting-edge technology company that aims to disrupt the traditional clinical and healthcare training experience by making it more immersive, accessible, and efficient. Our augmented reality and data-driven InSight Platform provides training across the healthcare education spectrum to ensure that the same quality of training can be received by anyone, at any time, and anywhere.
LumiShield is a materials and process development company, specializing in metallic coatings. The company has created technology, which will revolutionize the prevention of corrosion in metal products. LumiShield’s proprietary aluminum electroplating process will replace expensive, environmentally harmful processes using metals like chromium and cadmium in markets from aerospace to consumer goods.
Maven Machines, Inc.
Maven Machines, a Pittsburgh-based B2B SaaS company, is reinventing transportation management with mission critical enterprise software solutions that optimize efficiency, safety, and profitability. Maven’s cloud-based software platform and mobile app leverage the power of IoT technology, real-time visibility, data analytics, and machine learning to meet the unique needs of its customers. Over 300 companies, including top trucking and transportation fleets with 1,000+ vehicles, are using Maven’s products to significantly improve operations.
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.
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.
ModCloth, Inc. (acquired by Jet.com)
From independent designer fashion to cute apartment wares, ModCloth.com is a mecca for discriminating female shoppers. A well-known Indie fashion retailer with a loyal customer base, ModCloth is a trusted brand among college-aged women. ModCloth’s next-generation web experience will change the way customers look at fashion online and bring a much-needed sense of community to e-retail.
Module designs adaptable housing that changes as your needs do. Through a patent-pending wall system and design platform, residents can turn a one bedroom starter unit into a three bedroom house. It’s just the right amount of space at the right time.
nanoGriptech Inc. has developed a nature-inspired microfiber based adhesive that functions in the same way a gecko’s feet stick to surfaces. As a dry, durable, residue-free and customisable adhesive, nanoGriptech’s product provides a superior alternative to reusable adhesives currently being used in a large variety of industries such as clothing, sports, automotive, product design, and medical devices. The Company has successfully engaged in partnerships with several multinational corporations across these industries and just started its first small volume sale in high friction/grip clothing material market.
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.
Nollapelli combines the latest in beauty science, textile technology and sleep discovery in a patent-pending fabric designed to help you sleep well and wake up looking and feeling your best. Their “better for you bedding” is sold direct to consumer, into high end hotels and spas and through select retailers.
Optimum Pumping Technology
Optimum Pumping creates state-of-the-art high-performance systems to the Natural Gas Pipeline industry that dramatically improves the reliability, efficiency, flow capacity and cost effectiveness of pumping station compressors and pipelines.
Ottomatika, Inc. (acquired by Delphi Automative)
Ottomatika is a CMU spinout that has built a fully functional and globally publicized fully autonomous Cadillac SUV. The Company intends to become the leading vendor of advanced driving assistance and human-in-the-loop autonomous driving features to the automotive supply chain in a rapidly expanding market. Ottomatika’s proprietary technology is developed by an experienced world-class team at a time of intense industry interest in advanced driving features. Ottomatika’s total addressable market measures in multiple billions of dollars.
Panacea.Ag applies robotics and cutting-edge technology to help farmers reduce labor, energy and lost crop costs – leading to higher revenues and increased food safety, traceability, and transparency. They work at the intersection of local food production, greenhouse automation, and tracking and compliance, to create sustainable local food ecosystems.
pathVu is mapping the world’s sidewalks and pedestrian pathways for improved infrastructure and mobility. pathVu helps cities and civil engineering firms collect the best sidewalk and curb ramp data to prioritize sidewalk improvements. We utilize proprietary technology to generate objective, high-fidelity data up to ten times faster than standard collection methods, saving clients time and money.
pathVu spun out of the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a mission to improve accessibility, mobility, and safety of all pedestrians — of any ability. In addition to a focus on the pedestrian infrastructure, pathVu enables pedestrian mobility through navigation tools that inform users of the optimal and accessible paths to travel. pathVu envisions that this data has Smart City applications that will enable future mobility capabilities.
Phlux Technologies is empowering the robots of the future with a new class of high-resolution 3D sensors. We work with robotics, industrial automation, and autonomous vehicle companies to help their systems see better and act smarter.
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.
PittMoss Development Company, LLC makes and sells PittMoss®, a peat moss alternative that is made from recycled paper that would otherwise end up in a landfill and a proprietary blend of organic additives. PittMoss® is designed to replace the 1.1 Million Tons of Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss imported each year and utilized by U.S. greenhouses, nurseries and the home gardener.
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.
Qlicket helps enterprises and midsize businesses reduce turnover by giving frontline employees a voice. Qlicket’s kiosk feedback system bridges the communication gap between high turnover workers and company executives. By collecting employee sentiment more consistently and naturally than typical surveys, company leadership has insights necessary to create a happier and more productive workforce, and a healthier bottom line.
Rapid TPC manufactures and delivers high quality thermoplastic composite parts to a wide range of industries and markets, from construction and transportation to athletics and baby products. The lightweight performance materials used by rapid TPC are capable of displacing heavy materials like aluminum or steel at a lower price point than traditional composites. Using proprietary turnkey automation equipment, Rapid TPC significantly reduces the cost of manufacturing composite parts at high volumes as compared to other existing methods today.
RE2, Inc. is a leading developer of Intelligent Modular Manipulation Systems. RE2’s goal is to advance the state of the art of mobile manipulation and develop technologies that benefit robot users in the defense, public safety, and other markets. RE2 is developing mobile manipulation systems that are stronger, more dexterous, more versatile, more intuitive, smarter, and more affordable. RE2’s development efforts are focused on creating interoperable manipulation systems, intuitive human robot interfaces, and advanced autonomy software for mobile robotics.
RealX is the nation’s first and largest property rights exchange to more easily connect landowners with energy companies that want to lease their land for solar, wind, oil & gas, and more. RealX was designed to unlock the value of every property by creating a transparent map-based exchange of available property rights – giving landowners a proactive way to market their properties, while giving energy companies a real-time solution to evaluate all land opportunities in a region.
RedZone Robotics, Inc. (acquired by Milestone Partners)
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.
RoadBotics empowers cities to assess roads using artificial intelligence. We automate inspections and generate objective, actionable data about road networks. Our detailed maps, unbiased ratings, and practical tools save time and taxpayer dollars for over 160 communities across the country and around the world.
RoadBotics was spun out of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute in 2016 and has raised $11.4M in venture capital investment to date. We envision applying our technology to improve not only the world’s roads, but also the critical infrastructure that impacts people’s lives every day.
Rorus Inc. is making inexpensive point-of-use filters that purify water using new nanotechnology. Our first product, the Filter Pack, is a water filtering backpack that’s cheaper and more efficient to deploy for disasters and developing countries. It’s simplest and fastest filter available, and it provides a year’s worth of water for a family of 6 people.
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 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.
TharProcess provides CO2 extraction and purification solutions from grams to tonnes. Thar aims to become the global leader in supercritical fluid technology and equipment by providing solutions for the life sciences and cannabis industries involving chemistry, design, and process development and optimization from concept through commercialization. With its proprietary technology, continuous R&D and toll processing services complementing its expertise in the bench to production-scale equipment, Thar offers its customers a single-point-of-access for process-scale, CO2 extraction and purification solutions.
The Efficiency Network (TEN)
The Efficiency Network (TEN) is a next-generation building energy efficiency company that develops, designs, engineers, finances and installs cost-effective, energy-saving retrofit projects. Our IT, building construction and energy professionals share a common vision to fundamentally change the way energy efficiency projects and customer relationships are approached. Through a combination of process automation and industry expertise, we have created an unprecedented resource for intelligent decision making in the built environment, allowing us to deliver projects faster, with better ROIs and for a lower cost.
The Zebra is the nation’s leading auto insurance search engine. With its dynamic, real-time quote comparison tool, drivers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. The Zebra compares more than 200 car insurance companies and provides licensed agent support and educational resources to ensure drivers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their policies. It’s “insurance in black and white.”
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.
Thread transforms plastic waste from the developing world into socially and environmentally responsible fabrics. Our customer brands instantly improve their social impact, carbon footprint and increase the value of their goods to today’s mindful customer without altering their current manufacturing processes. Customers have an opportunity meet the community of nearly 1,300 people who make their product possible from Ground to Good™ and learn how their lives have improved through an interactive Powered By Thread web platform.
Thread is responsible for the removal of over 6 million bottles from streets and canals of the developing world each month.
Titan Robotics, Inc.
Titan Robotics, Inc. (Titan) is a robotics solution provider disrupting how aerospace OEMs and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers approach the processes of aircraft finishing, inspection, and manufacturing. The technology, developed with USAF funding at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), is designed to be a mobile robotic platform for general application and extends the autonomy paradigm of modeling, inspecting, and processing 3D surfaces with intelligent process control and dynamic online planning. The technology has been recognized with a 2013 Gold Edison Award and the 2014 DoD Maintenance Symposium Great-Idea Award.
Touchwood Labs is revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. We’ve designed and created patent pending invisible displays that magically come to life through the surfaces of our furniture and surroundings. By merging the capabilities of this hardware platform with mindful design, Touchwood Labs is developing an ecosystem of products to build healthier relationships with technology.
Trusst Lingerie is an innovative, fashion and tech company that has developed a patent-pending system of support catered towards larger busted women. The company is women-owned and founded, and has a range of experience in industrial design, engineering, material science and fashion. Trusst has developed its first line of products for the DD+ market, and plans to expand in both size and product category as it grows.
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.
Watt-Learn is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company providing solutions for optimal dispatch of distributed energy resources, starting from grid batteries. Through combining AI, customizable optimization, and machine-learning predictions Watt-Learn helps batteries cycle only when the expected revenue/savings from a cycle is greater than its cost. Our approach maximizes both life and value of batteries and is agnostic to battery chemistry and side of the meter.
Westmoreland Advanced Materials
Westmoreland Advanced Materials develops and markets unique refractory materials for niche applications where advanced materials solutions have a high degree of impact on the customers’ process. Westmoreland Advanced Materials has successfully introduced several new energy efficient, recyclable and very low maintenance refractory products to the aluminum market.
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.
Zoobean provides web and mobile applications that help public libraries and schools better engage families and build children’s literacy. The core product, Beanstack, provides recommendations matched to each child’s interests and tools for earning incentives, including custom reading challenges.