Improving Energy Usage



The AeroShield material is a groundbreaking silica aerogel that has the optical clarity of glass, insulation 2 times better than air, and a significant cost advantage over high performance products like triple pane windows. It enables 85% of the insulating performance of state-of-the-art triple pane windows at less than half the price.

Generating Energy


Sun Co. Tracking

Sun Co. Tracking’s low weight/space passive trackers for solar panels take advantage of shape memory alloys. These durable alloys allow them to simplify the tracking mechanism, which drastically reduces cost.

Delivering Energy

Medley Thermal

Medley Thermal links clean, low-cost power to building and process steam systems, enabling their customers to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, while facilitating a more flexible grid.

Reeddi Inc.

Reeddi innovatively provides clean and reliable energy at a price point that every African can afford. Their proprietary energy generation and distribution technology system integrates smart data harvesting and analytics technology.

Grand Final Judges


Carlos Nouel | VP Innovation and Development |  National Grid

Galen Nelson | Senior Director, Innovation and Industry Support |  MassCEC

Michael Ward | Head, Patent Practice Group & Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group | Morrison & Foerster

Katherine MacDonald | Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships |  Greentown Labs

Finals Judges

Energy Delivery


Suz Mac Cormac | Partner, Corporate Department, San Fransisco Office |  Morrison & Foerster

Benjamin Stone | Attorney |  Mintz Levin

Jason Jacobs |  Investor

Improving Energy Usage


Ariel Horowitz | Director of Technology Development |  MassCEC

Kurt Roth | Director, Building Energy Systems Group |  Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE)

Harvey Michaels | Research Director of Energy Management Practice and Innovation |  MIT

Nick Rancis | Lead, TechBridge Program |  Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE)

Generating Energy


Hilary Flynn | Director of Incubation | National Grid

Tom Kinneman | President and CEO | North Shore InnoVentures

Ned Hall | Professor, Department of Philosophy | Harvard University


Adam de Sola Pool | Clean Energy Venture Group

Akshat Thirani | Amper Technologies, Inc.

Balaji Kailasam Muthuramaswamy | Deloitte Consulting LLP

Bessma Aljarbou | Qnovo

Brad Harkavy | LiveData Utilities

Cyril Draffin | MIT Energy Initiative

Felippo Ronzani | Denora

Joe Adiletta | 24M Technologies

Katie Dobbins | MassCEC

Lisa Khanna | MassCEC

Mitch Tyson | Tyson Associates

Paul Wehrenberg | Self-Employed

Per Suneby | Stern Hill Associates

SJ Maxted | MIT REAP

Steve Moilanean | Solstice