Infrastructure & Resources


Akabotics (University of Hawaii)

Robots for cleaner waterways: The Akabotics Microdredger is a system of floating robotic platforms that work together to perform the functions of depth mapping and sediment extraction from a waterway.

Heila Technologies (MIT)

Named after the Icelandic word for “Brain”, the Heila IQ local controller gives microgrids the ability to sense, communicate, control, learn.

OleoSep (MIT)

Novel oil repellent membranes for desalination and water treatment.

OPTIMYS (University of Texas at Dallas)

OPTIMYS aims to transform an inefficient $82B industry by introducing waste measurement technology and services built on a proprietary system of integrated wireless sensors.

Poly6 Technologies (MIT)

Poly6 is entering the materials industry with its high-performance citrus-derived bioplastic product Citrene™.

Qapture (Colorado State University)

Qapture has developed technology for chimney cookstoves that converts waste heat to electrical power and has the ability to reduce stove emissions by up to 90%.

Revolootion (McGill University, Wharton)

Our no-flush toilets contain & transform the waste to safe and pathogen-free fertilizer. We are here to lead a Revolootion!

Energy Efficiency

ampér (Northwestern)

ampér is an energy monitoring and control system that empowers homeowners to save up to $250 a year on electricity through actionable, granular feedback, and a platform for smart appliances.

Nature, Inc. (MIT)

The Nature Smart AC Plug uses infrared and power control to manage room ACs, and accesses the internet via wifi. Customers can control their comfort using a mobile app, while utility companies can manage demand using a central portal.

Prana Energy (MIT)

By bundling innovative software as a service (SaaS) energy intelligence and educational technology solutions with expert sector-specific consultancy services, Prana Energy aims to unlock significant triple bottom-line value for its clients.

Sunyray Smart LED (Bowdoin College)

The Sunyray lamp includes white LED elements together with light sensor and a small micro-computer. Each lamp measures the light level under its location and calculates the correct working intensity to ensure students in every part of the classroom receive the right light level.

Viper Irrigation Technology (US Air Force Academy)

Our solution directly injects water, along with plant nutrients, pesticides and fungicides into the dicotyledonous plant vascular system (xylem) similar to a human IV on a commercial scale.

Renewable Energy

Glasswings (MIT)

We have developed a biomimetic antireflective, transparent coating for solar cells that promises to be inexpensive, simple to implement, and high-performing. Using our method, single-side nanostructuring of glass improves transmission by 1-5 %.

Iron Goat (George Mason University)

Iron Goat uses robotic automation methods in a new manufacturing process for pelletized agricultural products such as livestock feed and grass pellet fuel. Our process includes direct gasification of pellets to fuel, so it is an all-renewable production solution.

Route (MIT)

We are solving the last-mile distribution problem in solar. Our solution is a distribution and logistics platform for retailers of solar products and other consumer goods.

Surya Conversions (University of Colorado Boulder)

Surya Conversions builds hybrid electric conversion kits for vehicles in developing countries, starting with kits retrofitted for auto rickshaws in India.

Tri-Sol (University of New Haven)

Tri-Sol is a revolutionary skylight technology that harnesses three useful energy streams from the sun:natural lighting, electricity, and hot water. It utilizes Building-integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in a new, highly efficient manner by the use of Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV).