Solyndra
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Yuan-Sheng Yu and Chloe Holzinger

Owning the Energy Transition

June 12, 2019

With Uber's and Lyft's recent IPOs, the discussion of valuations and the coveted unicorn label is making the rounds in the innovation circle again. It seems that this conversation is cyclical – some days, valuations are just another data point within dozens that go into innovation decisions; other ... read more.

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Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

June 12, 2019

Despite the efforts of Siemens and its peers, optimization through big data-enabled digitization is slow to take hold in industrial settings. Legacy incompatible systems and a steep learning curve make the transformation process slow and laborious. These factors were in evidence at Siemens' recent ... read more.

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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

June 12, 2019

Residential electric load disaggregation and personalized recommendation platform

The company was started by Bruce Townson in 2010; it received research and development funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program and has no disclosed venture capital investments. The company is a developer of residential electric load disaggregation ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

June 12, 2019

Electricity monitoring for homes and businesses

The company was started by Trevor Orton and Nick Gamble in 2009; it has raised $800,000 from Waterloo North Hydro, which acquired a 23% stake in the company back in 2013. The company develops electricity monitoring hardware using current transformer (CT) sensors to measure energy consumption at the ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari and Chloe Holzinger

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 12, 2019

Silicon nanocomposite materials for Li-ion battery anodes

Sila Nanotechnologies develops and manufactures silicon nanocomposite materials for Li-ion battery anodes that it claims are a drop-in replacement for conventional graphite anodes Most of its materials have a high silicon loading of about 50%; while the company could not disclose further details on ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 12, 2019

CO₂ sequestration; produces graphite nanoplatelets and graphene oxide

Apoorv Sinha founded Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT) in 2014. To date, the company has raised about $1 million from National Resources Canada, National Research Council Canada, Alberta Innovates, and the Carbon XPRIZE competition. The company is a developer of a process that adsorbs CO2 ... read more.
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Vayavision
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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

June 12, 2019

3D sensor fusion and perception platform for autonomous vehicles

Develops a sensor fusion and software perception platform for autonomous vehicles; claims differentiation in achieving higher levels of perception accuracy and reliability Core innovation is in its upsampling approach, in which additional information is extracted and inferred from frame-to-frame ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

June 12, 2019

Natural language understanding based on transfer learning and knowledge base

Natural language understanding (NLU) platform that uses vector-based semantics and transfer learning to analyze text information, such as identifying words and phrases, understanding their relations, and conducting emotional analysis Uses  common-sense AI approach empowered by its proprietary ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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June 12, 2019

Automation and optimization software for deep neural networks

Develops software that uses AI tools like reinforcement learning and transfer learning to automate and optimize the design of deep neural networks (DNNs) so that they can run on edge devices with limited computational resources Claims that its software is able to decrease the computational overhead ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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June 12, 2019

Natural language processing-enabled online conversational platform that connects consumers in need of advice to product experts

The company was started by four co-founders with significant experience in entrepreneurship and venture capital; the company has raised a total of $55 million in investments, including the most recent $41 million Series C round in October 2017; some of the key investors include Bpifrance, Idinvest ... read more.
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