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Innovation Transfer Grants

Funding Year Name Description Team Members
2017 Fall Buzz Solutions Buzz Solutions automates the process of power line inspection using data collection from autonomous drones as well as fault detection using a software platform with predictive analytics.

Dennis Chang (BS Eng, MS MS&E), Kaitlyn Albertoli (BS Intl Relations & Psych),  Vikhyat Chaudry (MS CEE), Prof. Robert Sinclair, MSE (PI)

2017 Fall Safigen Safigen plans to disrupt the status quo of energy for businesses in emerging markets through a low-cost, simple energy management platform that helps businesses unlock energy savings and connect with the best solution providers.

Lauren Dunford (BA, MBA), Kennedy Nganga, Weston McBride, Prof. Rebecca Lester GSB (PI)

2017 Fall Antora Energy Antora Energy is an inexpensive, long-duration energy storage solution that combines high-temperature thermal energy storage with novel, high-efficiency thermophotovoltaic energy conversion to support the widespread deployment of renewable energy.

Justin Briggs (PhD, AP), Andrew Ponec (BS, EE), Prof. Jen Dionne MSE (co-PI), Prof. Bill Dally EE(co-PI)

2017 Spr HowPower HowPower is a virtual ‘concierge’ that ushers people around their home to make their own upgrades without requiring a human expert.

Carrie Armel (Research Associate, PEEC), Prof. James Sweeney (MS&E)

2017 Spr SalCell SalCell proposes a scale-up and commercialization of the mixing entropy battery (MEB) to be used as an electrical generator run by saltwater.

Jianqiao Xu (Eng, CEE), Kristian Dubrawski (PostDoc, CEE), Prof. Yi Cui (MSE), Prof. Craig Criddle (CEE)

2017 Spr ClimateAI ClimateAI has developed a cloud based enterprise software platform for existing (or planned) energy generation assets (including hydropower plants) which will enable stakeholders to undertake precise evaluations of climate change related impacts.

Himanshu Gupta (MBA, MS E-IPER), Max Cody Evans (MBA, MS E-IPER), Prof. Hau Lee (GSB) 

2017 Spr HomeIntel HomeIntel is a new type of service business that is built on a new pay-for-performance contract being piloted by California utilities.

Ben Sowers (MBA), Prof. Stefan Reichelstein (GSB)

2016 Fall Gemini Energy Solutions Energy management technology that devises energy-savings programs marketed to small and medium-sized businesses

Anthony Kinslow (PhD, CE), Johnny Mazraani, Prof. Martin Fischer (CEE)

2016 Spr donut Optimization model that integrates clean energy technologies in the design of microgrids

Brock Taute (MS, CEE), Dan Sambor (MS, CEE), Miles Evans (MS, CEE), Prof. Gil Masters (CEE)

2016 Spr Solstice Software platform that provides data-driven design of residential grid-assisted energy systems

Cole Stites-Clayton (MS, CEE), Ugwem Eneyo (PhD, CEE), Prof. Gil Masters (CEE)

2015 Fall Healyx Solar/battery powered portable therapeutic device

Cameron Hutton (MS, ME), Madeline Sides (MS, ME), Matias Rivera (MBA), Cassie Ludwig (School of Medicine), Tiffany Kung (School of Medicine) and Prof. David Beach (ME)

2015 Spr Cuberg High-performance solid state electrolytes for the next generation lithium-ion batteries

Mauro Pasta (Post Doc, MSE), Richard Wang (PhD, MSE) and Prof. Yi Cui (MSE)

2015 Spr eDROP (OhmConnect) Commercial demand response customer segmentation tools

Siddharth Patel (PhD, CEE), Matt Duesterberg (MS, ME), Curtis Tongue, and Prof. Ram Rajagopal (CEE)

2015 Spr VISDOM Stanford Energy Visualization and Insight System for Demand Operations and Management

June Flora (CEE), Chin-Woo Tan (CEE), Sam Borgeson (CEE), and Prof. Ram Rajagopal (CEE)

2014 Fall Keewi Energy management system targeted towards users seeking control over their electric bills

Jennifer Tsau (MS, CEE), Hedi Razavi (PhD, BioEng), Rommy Joyce (MS, EE), Joe Kendall (MS, Product Design),  Andrew Ging, James Ging, and Prof. Ram Rajagopal (CEE)

2014 Spr Citrine Informatics Big Data / Analytics applied to Sustainable Materials Discovery and Development

Bryce Meredig (MBA, GSB), Greg Mulholland (MBA, GSB) Dr. Kyle Michel and Prof. Jens Norskov (ChemE)

2014 Spr Glow Novel heat pumps

Jake Saper (MBA/MS Environment & Resources), Thomas Hand (MBA), Andreas Zoellner (PhD, ME) and Prof. Gil Masters (CEE)