Academic Technology Ventures Sponsors Research Projects At University Labs

Early tests at the University of Notre Dame showed this technology could reduce drag by 20%.

Ongoing test:

  • Wind tunnel testing to prove drag resistance reduction.
  • Ideal placement of Plasma Stream devices for control of the spatial electric field for optimum air flow.
  • Several interested trucking companies are prepared to road test the technology.

Scientific Ceramic Engineering is working with a major university and industry partners to reduce the investment casting startup costs by an order or magnitude.

It is currently:

  • Undergoing process refinement and optimization for production
  • Testing ceramic characteristics

Thermo-Flex Technologies, Inc. is currently sponsoring research at both the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as North Carolina State University in collaboration with a global industry partner.

Thermo-Flex Technologies Inc., lab testing has shown that there is a myriad of areas where low-temperature heat waste can be collected and converted to electricity.

  • While this patented technology was originally conceived to collect waste heat for electric usage, the potential exists to utilize a Peltier cooling method.
  • Thermo-Flex’s patented device schemes are economical with current textile and printing manufacturing.

Advanced Nano Adhesives tests found it decreased the density of the wood panels by 9.60%, leading to an industry savings of $370 million each year.

The University of Tennessee is now testing:

  • Which method of mixing Nano-additives to pMDI is most effective for viscosity and stability of resin
  • The Nano additives loading rate
  • Hot pressing parameters on OSB samples

Huber Engineered Woods and Sonae Industries are potential partners to test the technology on their OSB and particle board.

Biologic Insecticide is sponsoring research at Drexel University to test the company’s natural insecticide ingredient on various insect species.

The technology was previously tested on spotted wing drosophila, mosquitos, pea aphids, fruit flies, fire ants, and several other ant species.

On-going research includes testing on pavement ants, mound ants, carpenter ants, termites, cockroaches and grain beetles. Testing is also being conducted to analyze the effects of BLI’s technology on insect larvae as well as adult fertility.

Predictive Aviation early testing showed it reduced maintenance costs and cut controllable maintenance delays by up to 42%.

Current testing:

  • Expands the database and builds on events for even greater accuracy
  • Creates different user interfaces for greater ease of use and flexibility (4 month project)
  • Will then partner with select commercial airline company for in flight testing

Vari-Grid Explorations, Inc. is sponsoring R&D at the National Energy and Technology Lab (NETL) to further enhance the company’s Variable Grid Method (VGM) software technology. These enhancements focus on meeting the energy industry’s data needs and addresses many of the data uncertainty challenges the industry faces. The resulting software improvements will be used to demonstrate how the software will save industry time, reduce costs, and protect industry’s investments.