Intramotev Autonomous Rail

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is intramotev Autonomous Rail?

Each year in the US alone, over $690B in goods are moved via a fleet of 1.6 million railcars. On any given day, though, 900,000 of these railcars won’t move. A loaded railcar sits idle for 24.6 hours on each leg of its journey, just waiting to be picked up by a diesel locomotive. For locomotives to move these railcars, it requires 3.5 billion gallons of diesel annually – that’s over 37 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted into our atmosphere. Intramotev is building a future where no railcars sit idle, and not a gallon of diesel is consumed to move them. By putting motive power directly into the railcar instead of relying on locomotives, we enable freight to move itself from point-to-point independently and without fossil fuels.

Company Leadership

Timothy Luchini, Ph.D

CEO

PhD Mechanical Engineer with experience leading teams of up to 40 engineers to scale early-stage technologies in the aerospace industry.

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Alex Peiffer

COO

Business development and strategy expert with an MBA from University of Southern California, USAF logistics veteran.

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Corey Vasel

CTO

Expert in battery and motor technologies with experience developing early stage technologies in the aerospace industry.

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ThermoAI

Origin: NY | Grant Awarded: 2018 | Status: Active

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What is ThermoAI?

ThermoAI is using AI and IoT to optimize combustion, saving millions in fuel and reducing emissions. Our team includes a machine-learning Ph.D. from Oxford, a chemical engineer, and a published applied AI expert. We are currently seeing increasing of combustion efficiency of 3%-5% with our existing proof-of-concepts.

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Aiden Livingston

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Applied AI expert, contributor to VentureBeat’s AI section, and author of the upcoming book “The AI Entrepreneur – how to bring AI to legacy industries”. Marketing consultant from Manhattan having worked with Fortune 50 companies.

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Carolina Chaves

Co-Founder & COO

Chemical engineer from Nacional Universidad of Colombia. Member of TAYEA (Termodinámica aplicada y energías alternativas) or Applied Thermodynamics and Alternative Energies.

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David Watson

Co-Founder & CTO

Doctoral candidate at Oxford University. Expert on machine learning and causal modelling for complex, high-dimensional systems.

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Accelerate Wind

Origin: The Netherlands | Grant Awarded: 2016 | Status: Active

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What is Accelerate Wind?

Accelerate Wind creates a novel rooftop wind energy solution- one that operates quieter, cheaper, and more aesthetically pleasing than current solutions.

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Erika Boeing

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Erika has worked previously as a Systems Engineer at DRS Technologies, studied the interrelations between technology, society, and sustainability as a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands, and worked as a Research Fellow at Project Drawdown. She holds an M.A in European Studies on Society, Science, and Technology, and a B.S. In Mechanical Engineering.

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Kathy Mulders-Vredeveldt

Co-Founder and Head of Business Operations

Kathy has been a co-founder of two successful companies in the gaming and health technology industries, as well as director of the Launch Incubator in Maastricht, Netherlands. She is particularly passionate about starting companies which have both aspects of profit and social good. She holds an M.S. in Health Food Innovation and Management, and is currently completing her Executive MBA.

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MeterGenius

Origin: IL | Grant Awarded: 2014 | Status: Acquired

What is MeterGenius?

MeterGenius was a creative plug-and-play customer engagement platform that connects competitive energy providers with their customers.

MeterGenius was acquired by Hero Power in 2020

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Rocket Rack

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2012 | Status: Acquired

What is Rocket Rack?

The patented Rocket Rack®, a Sanitary Support System for Conduit & Process Piping currently being used in food and beverage processing plants throughout the United States.

Rocket Rack was acquired by Robroy Industries Raceway Division

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