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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Equine SmartBit

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

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What is Equine Smartbit?

Equine Smartbit (ESB) is a Saint Louis based engineering company. We engineered the first significant change in horse bits in 3400 years by integrating sensors into new wireless bit designs. This enables owners, trainers, and veterinarians to access accurate scientific measurements for health and wellness monitoring and performance sports. Our device can measure heart rate, oxygen levels, temperature, motion, and environmental parameters with a single piece of tack. All measurements are streamed in real time to a secure historical database. Users also gain access to deep analytics for a comprehensive analysis of a horse’s health and performance metrics. Our technology can assist with disease prevention and longevity through early identification of health issues. Smartbit users can fine-tune their training regimen without guesswork to optimize performance and achieve a competitive advantage. Our non-invasive technology represents a breakthrough in the equine industry and we did it all in the Arch Capital in the world!

Company Leadership

Shower Zhang

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Shower is a Chemical Engineer with an MBA degree from Peking University. Shower has a long list of achievements in Supply Chain, Planning and Operations Managements, include IT Innovation award from American Feed Association.

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Mike Saigh

Co-Founder and CEO

Mike is a well known inventor and business professor. His most recognized invention includes mobile access to database, which became backend of Kindle and iTunes.

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KNOWiNK

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2013 | Status: Active

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What is KNOWiNK?

KNOWiNK is the developer of the product, Poll Pad. The product has technology that simplifies voter check-in and provides instant updates on voter history.

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Scott Leiendecker

Founder

Scott earned his degree from University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Before joining KNOWiNK, Scott worked as the election director for the St. Louis City Board of Elections and and is the creator of Poll Pad.

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