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2015 UK Diamond Winner

Renovagen have developed the "Roll-Array" transportable solar power system. It's a solar farm which unrolls from a container or trailer in a few minutes - to power mobile hospitals, desalination plants, mine sites, military bases and more. Batteries and inverters are built-in for 24/7 power - it can be used just like a genset. Our air-pallet container can be flown anywhere in the world on normal aircraft and packs up to 18kW of PV - 10x more power and much faster setup than existing solutions.

Gold Winners
2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The speed opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Spoiler Alert creates the first cloud-based marketplace and reporting platform to allow organizations to sell, donate, and recover wasted food. Whether that’s healthy surplus product or valuable organic waste, we enable them to get it to those who can use it – quickly. We've built a more seamless user experience - supported with real-time notifications, easy payment processing, and reporting capabilities. As a package, we empower companies to save money and become better community citizens.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal sector and is one of the best sources of protein to accommodate the world’s growing population of 9 billion by 2030. At the same time, the world’s natural fisheries are in decline and fish farming is unsustainable currently. KnipBio's high-yield proprietary fermentation technology offers a more economical, healthier and sustainable alternative than today's approaches.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Anfiro is developing ultra high-permeability membranes for water purification. Our step increase in membrane permeability results in transformative cost reductions by enabling small-scale cost effective systems. The massive footprint reduction translates into large CAPEX savings, while the lower operating pressure results in a decreased energy requirement and associated operating cost. Anfiro's ultra-high permeability membranes are enabling clean and affordable water for a better tomorrow.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Fouling - deposition of ash on surfaces of boilers affects coal and biofuel powered power plants. Deposits reduce energy transfer from the combustion fuel to heated water and steam. In a typical base load boiler losses due to fouling top 5%, $25 million annually. Today there is no fouling sensing technology to direct cleaning of the boiler, driving up maintenance costs and inefficiencies. Our technology can directly measure the fouling buildup and create a close loop to optimize cleaning.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Dynamo Micropower is developing a small gas generator (<30 kW) that provides the operational benefits of a gas turbine and the capital costs of traditional diesel gensets. This is achieved by leveraging a novel proprietary architecture that can utilize fuels on site, requires little maintenance and as designed for scale manufacturing. These unique features will allow Dynamo to dominate the market, while the novel architecture enables low cost production and scalable design.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.'s goal is to complete development and commercialization by 2012 of a wave-driven seawater desalination system that operates completely off-grid and fills a huge gap in the market for seawater desalination systems. Were seeking a two-tranche investment of $3.4M for additional IP protection and pilot-scale trials with a prospective customer in South Africa. By 2014, we will achieve $12 million of cumulative net income, serve more than 900,000 people.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Using our proprietary light-control technology, products like windows, skylights and rearview mirrors can be instantly adjusted to go from clear to dark, with adjustable tint in-between. These devices can even be controlled to transition between clear and mirrored states.
The result is an aesthetically pleasing look that enhances privacy and energy efficiency. SmarterShade products do not require any electricity and may be designed as built-in or after-market products.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

OsComp Systems is commercializing a breakthrough IP-protected compression technology that will revolutionize the natural gas (NG) industry. Our cleaner, higher efficiency hybrid rotor compressor technology allows for shut-in gas wells, unviable due to low gas prices, to produce profitably again. The technology has applications in other industries such as industrial air, energy storage, refrigeration, small scale CCS, among others. Experienced engineers and managers in O&G lead the venture.

Sidecar Winners
2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

EnerLeap is a patented, new lithium ion battery technology. In today's lithium ion batteries, the powder binders break down quickly, stunt performance and jeopardize safety. EnerLeap replaces these inefficient binders with a rigid 2D titanium silicide nanonet. The result is a lighter weight, faster charging, longer lasting and safer battery. We have lab scale prototypes and are currently planning to enter the $12B global lithium ion market through the consumer electronic space.

Silver Winners
2016 Boston Silver Winner

80% of America is locked out of the solar market because they cannot install solar on their roof. Solstice expands the clean energy market by rapidly deploying community-shared solar at low-cost and at scale. We do this by creating a viral solar community--we tap the power of organizations and incentivize local champions to earn extra income by enrolling their friends digitally. With community solar, friends enjoy clean energy at no upfront cost and and save money on their electric bill.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

The primary limiting factor of an electric vehicle’s performance is the power and energy capabilities of its energy storage by directly affecting its range, cost, power, and lifetime. Electra’s hybrid energy storage module is a product of electrical engineering combined with chemistry: our system marries the high energy density of safe battery chemistries with the high power density storage creating an efficient hybrid solution optimized for a vehicle’s performance and application.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

Battery Resourcers is committed to changing the dynamics for processing end of life lithium ion batteries. Currently most lithium ion batteries are landfilled. If they are recycled only the metal value is recovered. Battery Resourcers proprietary process allows one to directly synthesize new cathode materials from spent lithium ion cells. The Battery Resourcers recycling process will be able to deliver low cost cathode materials to the lithium ion battery market enabling green technologies.

2016 UK Silver Winner

DryGro is an Oxford-based AgTech venture that grows food in the desert. Using proprietary technology, DryGro can grow food in high-temperature environments using 99% less water than conventional agriculture. DryGro has the potential to significantly disrupt food markets globally. At scale, this technology could open up unproductive desert land to economic food production, making a significant impact on global food security and water conservation. Lets make the deserts bloom.

2015 UK Silver Winner

Small businesses in the UK account for nearly 50% of the entire economy, yet historically their environmental impact has largely been ignored. This is despite many business owners expressing a genuine interest in managing their emissions.

As time, knowledge and capital are the largest barriers to action, Carbon Analytics has developed an automated, user friendly and cost effective platform to not only measure, but also reduce carbon, water and energy impacts, empowering action over reporting

2014 Boston Silver Winner

AutoAgronom provides a unique solution that empowers farmers to practice sustainable agriculture. Our systems enable growers to increase yields by up to 30% and save up to 50% of water and 70% of fertilizers. Our patented technologies “listen” to plants and react in real-time to their needs, optimizing levels of oxygen, water and nutrients. We offer potential customers who cultivate large areas in green houses or open fields a complete service package with an annual fee based on area size.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

As they did with mobile phones, emerging markets can leapfrog inefficient models of higher education. Spire is the first model to enable this jump, combining online content from elite US universities, offline instructional design from the best charter schools, and apprenticeship with top local employers. The result is a world-class education for half the cost of existing options, making the future of higher education available today to thousands of underserved students in emerging markets.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

Black Island Wind Turbines are the toughest wind turbines on the planet. Reliable for over a decade in Antarctica in 200+mph marine environments, our HRX-series turbines will soon be offered to customers demanding high performance and survivability. As the high-reliability option, our HR3 model is the natural choice for meeting critical loads—and demanding customer requirements.

2011 Boston Silver Winner

PK Clean is able to transform the most painful waste (plastic) into the most useful energy (oil). Plastic waste represents an untapped $13 billion annual oil market. PK Clean will slash our metal recycling customers waste fees from $50/ton to $10/ton, saving millions. Simultaneously, we will sell the renewable fuel to refineries. PK Clean has 100% ownership over our IP and already has a 20 ton/day pilot running. Come join us in our mission of converting mountains of trash into barrels of oil.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

We convert sunlight into heating AND cooling for buildings in a single, integrated solution. Our system integrates proprietary PV/Thermal collectors, solar air-conditioning, and software that proactively minimizes energy costs. The net result is a system that produces 4 times more energy per m2 of surface area than standard PV and we offset the entire heating and cooling load of a building. The ROI on our system is less than 3 years and less than 5 years without government incentives.

Startups
2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The speed opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

80% of America is locked out of the solar market because they cannot install solar on their roof. Solstice expands the clean energy market by rapidly deploying community-shared solar at low-cost and at scale. We do this by creating a viral solar community--we tap the power of organizations and incentivize local champions to earn extra income by enrolling their friends digitally. With community solar, friends enjoy clean energy at no upfront cost and and save money on their electric bill.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

The primary limiting factor of an electric vehicle’s performance is the power and energy capabilities of its energy storage by directly affecting its range, cost, power, and lifetime. Electra’s hybrid energy storage module is a product of electrical engineering combined with chemistry: our system marries the high energy density of safe battery chemistries with the high power density storage creating an efficient hybrid solution optimized for a vehicle’s performance and application.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

Battery Resourcers is committed to changing the dynamics for processing end of life lithium ion batteries. Currently most lithium ion batteries are landfilled. If they are recycled only the metal value is recovered. Battery Resourcers proprietary process allows one to directly synthesize new cathode materials from spent lithium ion cells. The Battery Resourcers recycling process will be able to deliver low cost cathode materials to the lithium ion battery market enabling green technologies.

2016 UK Silver Winner

DryGro is an Oxford-based AgTech venture that grows food in the desert. Using proprietary technology, DryGro can grow food in high-temperature environments using 99% less water than conventional agriculture. DryGro has the potential to significantly disrupt food markets globally. At scale, this technology could open up unproductive desert land to economic food production, making a significant impact on global food security and water conservation. Lets make the deserts bloom.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Spoiler Alert creates the first cloud-based marketplace and reporting platform to allow organizations to sell, donate, and recover wasted food. Whether that’s healthy surplus product or valuable organic waste, we enable them to get it to those who can use it – quickly. We've built a more seamless user experience - supported with real-time notifications, easy payment processing, and reporting capabilities. As a package, we empower companies to save money and become better community citizens.

2015 UK Diamond Winner

Renovagen have developed the "Roll-Array" transportable solar power system. It's a solar farm which unrolls from a container or trailer in a few minutes - to power mobile hospitals, desalination plants, mine sites, military bases and more. Batteries and inverters are built-in for 24/7 power - it can be used just like a genset. Our air-pallet container can be flown anywhere in the world on normal aircraft and packs up to 18kW of PV - 10x more power and much faster setup than existing solutions.

2015 UK Silver Winner

Small businesses in the UK account for nearly 50% of the entire economy, yet historically their environmental impact has largely been ignored. This is despite many business owners expressing a genuine interest in managing their emissions.

As time, knowledge and capital are the largest barriers to action, Carbon Analytics has developed an automated, user friendly and cost effective platform to not only measure, but also reduce carbon, water and energy impacts, empowering action over reporting

2014 Boston Silver Winner

AutoAgronom provides a unique solution that empowers farmers to practice sustainable agriculture. Our systems enable growers to increase yields by up to 30% and save up to 50% of water and 70% of fertilizers. Our patented technologies “listen” to plants and react in real-time to their needs, optimizing levels of oxygen, water and nutrients. We offer potential customers who cultivate large areas in green houses or open fields a complete service package with an annual fee based on area size.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal sector and is one of the best sources of protein to accommodate the world’s growing population of 9 billion by 2030. At the same time, the world’s natural fisheries are in decline and fish farming is unsustainable currently. KnipBio's high-yield proprietary fermentation technology offers a more economical, healthier and sustainable alternative than today's approaches.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Anfiro is developing ultra high-permeability membranes for water purification. Our step increase in membrane permeability results in transformative cost reductions by enabling small-scale cost effective systems. The massive footprint reduction translates into large CAPEX savings, while the lower operating pressure results in a decreased energy requirement and associated operating cost. Anfiro's ultra-high permeability membranes are enabling clean and affordable water for a better tomorrow.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

As they did with mobile phones, emerging markets can leapfrog inefficient models of higher education. Spire is the first model to enable this jump, combining online content from elite US universities, offline instructional design from the best charter schools, and apprenticeship with top local employers. The result is a world-class education for half the cost of existing options, making the future of higher education available today to thousands of underserved students in emerging markets.

2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

EnerLeap is a patented, new lithium ion battery technology. In today's lithium ion batteries, the powder binders break down quickly, stunt performance and jeopardize safety. EnerLeap replaces these inefficient binders with a rigid 2D titanium silicide nanonet. The result is a lighter weight, faster charging, longer lasting and safer battery. We have lab scale prototypes and are currently planning to enter the $12B global lithium ion market through the consumer electronic space.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Fouling - deposition of ash on surfaces of boilers affects coal and biofuel powered power plants. Deposits reduce energy transfer from the combustion fuel to heated water and steam. In a typical base load boiler losses due to fouling top 5%, $25 million annually. Today there is no fouling sensing technology to direct cleaning of the boiler, driving up maintenance costs and inefficiencies. Our technology can directly measure the fouling buildup and create a close loop to optimize cleaning.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Dynamo Micropower is developing a small gas generator (<30 kW) that provides the operational benefits of a gas turbine and the capital costs of traditional diesel gensets. This is achieved by leveraging a novel proprietary architecture that can utilize fuels on site, requires little maintenance and as designed for scale manufacturing. These unique features will allow Dynamo to dominate the market, while the novel architecture enables low cost production and scalable design.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

Black Island Wind Turbines are the toughest wind turbines on the planet. Reliable for over a decade in Antarctica in 200+mph marine environments, our HRX-series turbines will soon be offered to customers demanding high performance and survivability. As the high-reliability option, our HR3 model is the natural choice for meeting critical loads—and demanding customer requirements.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.'s goal is to complete development and commercialization by 2012 of a wave-driven seawater desalination system that operates completely off-grid and fills a huge gap in the market for seawater desalination systems. Were seeking a two-tranche investment of $3.4M for additional IP protection and pilot-scale trials with a prospective customer in South Africa. By 2014, we will achieve $12 million of cumulative net income, serve more than 900,000 people.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Using our proprietary light-control technology, products like windows, skylights and rearview mirrors can be instantly adjusted to go from clear to dark, with adjustable tint in-between. These devices can even be controlled to transition between clear and mirrored states.
The result is an aesthetically pleasing look that enhances privacy and energy efficiency. SmarterShade products do not require any electricity and may be designed as built-in or after-market products.

2011 Boston Silver Winner

PK Clean is able to transform the most painful waste (plastic) into the most useful energy (oil). Plastic waste represents an untapped $13 billion annual oil market. PK Clean will slash our metal recycling customers waste fees from $50/ton to $10/ton, saving millions. Simultaneously, we will sell the renewable fuel to refineries. PK Clean has 100% ownership over our IP and already has a 20 ton/day pilot running. Come join us in our mission of converting mountains of trash into barrels of oil.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

OsComp Systems is commercializing a breakthrough IP-protected compression technology that will revolutionize the natural gas (NG) industry. Our cleaner, higher efficiency hybrid rotor compressor technology allows for shut-in gas wells, unviable due to low gas prices, to produce profitably again. The technology has applications in other industries such as industrial air, energy storage, refrigeration, small scale CCS, among others. Experienced engineers and managers in O&G lead the venture.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

We convert sunlight into heating AND cooling for buildings in a single, integrated solution. Our system integrates proprietary PV/Thermal collectors, solar air-conditioning, and software that proactively minimizes energy costs. The net result is a system that produces 4 times more energy per m2 of surface area than standard PV and we offset the entire heating and cooling load of a building. The ROI on our system is less than 3 years and less than 5 years without government incentives.