The TechBridge Portfolio

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

A selection of images from the Fraunhofer CSE lab teams.

Meet Our Awardees and Clients

Since 2010, TechBridge has supported innovative clean energy start-ups by connecting them to the resources and partners needed to help them succeed. The TechBridge portfolio encompasses a wide variety of companies in areas ranging from water treatment to energy monitoring. 

 

R&D Awards: Prototyping, Development, Testing & Demonstration

Through its connection with the Fraunhofer Society's worldwide research network, TechBridge is able to work with start-ups to test out, demonstrate, and refine their technologies and products.

                                                                                                               

 

Company 

Description 

Solicitation / Award

Year

XTRLs

Interoperable Microgrid Control Solution

TechBridge Microgrid Challenge

2014

Sistine Solar

Prototyping Solar Energy-Powered Art

Department of Energy / U-Launch

2014

NBD Nanotechnologies

Sustainable, low-energy water source alternatives in arid climates

U-Launch / Cleantech Open Northeast

2013

Embue

Low-cost hardware/software solutions for collecting household energy consumption data

U-Launch / Cleantech Open Northeast

2013

Retroficiency

On-demand Building Efficiency Intelligence (BEI) software platform

2012 Utility Technology Challenge

2012 

Simple Energy

Facilitating customer engagement with utilities

2012 Utility Technology Challenge

2012

WegoWise

Tool to monitor, benchmark water/energy use in buildings

2012 Utility Technology Challenge

2012

Cambrian Innovation

Bio-electrochemical Systems (BES), also known as microbial fuel cells

Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) Grant

2012 

Radiator Labs

Energy-efficient radiator enclosures

Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) Grant

2012 

Arctic Sand

Power converter chips to reduce electricity costs for data centers

U-Launch / Cleantech Open Northeast

2011

ByteLight

Digital data communications through general-purpose lighting

U-Launch / Cleantech Open Northeast

2011

Qado Energy

Next generation distribution grid analytics platforms for electric utilities and regulators

U-Launch / Cleantech Open Northeast

2011

Ubiquitous Energy

Solar technologies to enable deployment in everyday products and surfaces 

U-Launch / Cleantech Open Northeast

2011

First Fuel Software

Zero-touch building audits algorithm

U-Launch

2011

N12 Technologies 

Advanced hybrid composite company

U-Launch

2011 

Subitec

Photobioreactors for growing algae feedstock

Fraunhofer Venture

2011

Greasoline

Fuel made from recycled oil waste

Fraunhofer Venture

2010