In the SOLIDWORKS community, we are fortunate to meet talented innovators that are making a difference in people’s lives. Many volunteer their time with organizations that do good for others. Last month, I was fortunate to learn about Remap.org.uk that designs and builds equipment to help people live more independently. My friend Sam Cullen from our VAR Solid Solutions UK introduced me to one such innovator, Henry Kirby.
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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, AlphaLab Gear is a nationally ranked hardware accelerator with a mission of helping early-stage physical product companies grow and scale in order to move through the first stages of the company faster. AlphaLab Gear invests up to $125,000 in each startup then provides guidance in two different modules: the first focused on customer discovery, and the second is focused on manufacturing at scale. With an excellent staff, on-site technical experts, mentors,
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The Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Boston, located in the North American Headquarters at Waltham, MA, has two components – a Startup Accelerator and a Fab Lab. The Accelerator works with early to mid-stage startups that focus on new technologies and products that can shift the scales of Innovation across domains of City, Life, Lifestyle, Internet of Things and Ideation. These startups have access to a state-of-the-art Fab Lab with mentorship and support from Dassault Systemes (DS) community.
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Wednesday 8th, 2017, DASSAULT SYSTEMES sponsored Mass Innovation Nights for their 104th event. Over 300 people signed up to attend a night of revolutionary products and networking on DASSAULT SYSTEMES’ Waltham Campus. Ten startups showcased their companies while multiple experts offered time to sit and chat with the enthusiastic crowd. SolidWorks FP&A, Tamir Jacob From EYP, Jeff Schantz Mass Innovation Nights strives to help local entrepreneurs get more visibility for their new products.
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Tessolar Inc. has designed an innovative way to improve solar photovoltaic system performance and reduce installed system costs. After observing the current way in which solar panels are made, the founders of Tessolar Inc. decided to take action. Module Assembly Tessolar is providing two different products: Module Assembly and Tesserack. Their Module Assembly is the redesigned solar module architecture and assembly processes to enable the cost effective use of high performance materials.
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Before SPEE3D, metal 3D printing had a historical problem of being both too slow and too expensive. Today, the industry has dramatically changed due to SPEE3D’s new process known as supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D). The company is focused on making manufacturing easier by providing the freedom and flexibility to build parts at a cost and speed suitable for the field. SPEE3D is an expert on manufacturing aluminum and copper parts and their world first, industrial 3D printer allows manufacturers to
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Fruit flies are one of the keys for biologists to unlock the secrets behind human genetics, as well as understanding disease, behavior, neuroscience and more. For more than 100 years, scientists have used Drosophila as a model organism to learn about genes, disease, behavior, neuroscience, and more. But in the course of their work, there is a great deal of tedious, manual labor required to classify and sort each fly by physical characteristics such as sex and eye color. FlySorter LLC provides
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MakerHealth is changing the way the world thinks of makerspaces. Dedicated to amplifying the creativity of health makers, MakerHealth uses tools, a mindset, and an engaged community to build the health making capabilities of healthcare professionals and institutions. Everyone is encouraged to create healthcare technology to improve their medical care giving. MakerHealth has brought makerspaces to hospitals with their suite of products, including a MakerHealth Space equipment and tool package.
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Broms Technologies LLC mission drives technology into the toy market in new and exciting ways. ProtoBricks, the advanced building block, is the first line of technology evolved and advanced toys Broms Technologies LLC. Broms Technologies LLC is determined to find new ways to teach children about electronics and logic. ProtoBricks is a building kit that lets anyone learn how to build digital circuits that snaps together on LEGO®-compatible bricks.
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Over a billion people worldwide suffer from poor vision because they do not have the eyeglasses they need. While there are affordable eyeglasses that can be bought for less than $4, there are not enough eye care professionals to prescribe eyeglasses. PlenOptika created QuickSee to increase the throughput of optometrists, allowing them to prescribe more eyeglasses and make more money. QuickSee is an innovative, handheld auto-refractor that provides highly accurate measurements at the push of a
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1 year ago
Born from over a year of dedicated research and personal experiences, Joulez empowers tween girls to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Joulez incorporates four key elements into its approach: identity, vocabulary, skills and tribe. They believe that each of these four areas must be addressed to engage girls in STEM over the long term. Founder and CEO of Joulez, Stephanie Rowe, has spent her whole career in STEM surrounded by mostly male coworkers.
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SkyX takes data acquisition to the next level with its SkyOne drone. SkyOne uses a long-range aerial solution for infrastructure monitoring. This could include anything from oil and gas pipelines to hydroelectric lines or even railroads. SkyOne’s VTOL ability means it can take off and land from virtually any location without a runway, pneumatic launcher, net, or other infrastructure.
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WiBotic has commercialized technology developed at The University of Washington to deliver wireless power and battery intelligence solutions for autonomous robots. These fully autonomous robots are able to navigate and “think” for themselves; but, there is a problem. Their batteries do not last very long and recharging stations with physical contacts wear out over time.
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Worcester Clean Tech Incubator (WCTI) Logo Founded around the mission to support Clean Tech startups, Worcester Clean Tech Incubator (WCTI) is rapidly developing and increasing their capacity to serve the innovation economy. WCTI is creating a well-coordinated support system for the Entrepreneurs in the Worcester, Massachusetts community. Partnering up with organizations such as Mass CEC, National Grid – The Sustainability Hub, Coghlin Electric, The Coghlin Companies, Bowditch & Dewey, Shepherd
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SINN Power brings cost-efficient, reliable and easy-to-install renewable electricity from ocean waves to people on coasts all over the world. Taking the power of the waves and converting it in to a sustainable power source. Starting out first as academic PhD research and transforming into a government funded project and finally becoming a startup company, SINN Power has come a long way since its initial idea in 2008. Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Array Module SINN Power uses floating wave energy
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Canvas Technology Logo Canvas Technology eliminates waste in the transport of products through factories, warehouses and beyond. Canvas Technology’s team uses their knowledge of robotics, lean manufacturing and marketing to reduce time for end to end delivery of goods. This highly qualified team is bringing warehouses and factories into the future. Canvas Technology recently came out of stealth mode in October.
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Ato-Gear Logo ARION is changing the future of wearable fitness technology to transform the way you run. This entrepreneurial team is making a breakthrough in automated coaching; helping to reduce risk of injury, improve performance, and enhance the running experience. How does ARION work?
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Hemav, S.L. Logo Hemav, combines their data processing capabilities and drone technology to design and market high added value solutions for the industry. They are mainly an operating company of UAV. Thanks to a highly qualified and motivated multidisciplinary engineering team, Hemav specializes in the processing of data, images and pioneers in aeronautical and operational development of drone technology. Teledetección Agrícola Hemav Video Hemav Drone Hemav collaborated with Universitat
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Marion Surgical’s mission is to capture and share the worlds’ surgical knowledge to improve patient outcomes. This entrepreneur team has built a virtual reality surgical simulator for urologists. The results are connecting to big data. Marion Surgical early Product Demo from ben sainsbury on Vimeo.
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Winners of the NASA Centennial Challenges 3D Printed Habitat Competition, SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture) is a group dedicated to developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. The design of their winning submission, Mars Ice House, was inspired by NASA’s “follow the water” into a magnificent 3D- Printed Habitat made of water-ice. The vertical multi-level dwelling for four is situated at the center of double-printed ice shells against an outermost layer of transparent EFTE,
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INEGI, aka Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, is one of the most prestigious engineering institutes in Portugal, with 30 years of experience in bringing forth new technologies in the field of research and development. It positions technological innovation right at the interface between industries and universities. INEGI promotes research, technology-based innovations, and transfer of technology oriented towards the industrial sector. It currently
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