Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. is exploring a novel method of using nanotechnology to increase ion transport and energy extraction to produce a new electrode architecture called StructurePore. The StructurePore technology has the potential to charge electric car batteries in minutes and cell phone batteries in seconds. The company is exploring military, industrial, and consumer applications. Based on the research of Dr. Paul Braun of the College of Engineering, Xerion Advanced Battery Corp is located in Westminster, Colorado.
InnovoSoy, Inc. is an Illinois corporation established in 2009 dedicated to developing powerful and easy-to-use data visualization applications. Innovosoy provides users with practical and cost-effective solutions to understand complex and dynamic datasets such as population and income growth, and the production, consumption, and income elasticities of key commodities. Dr. Peter Goldsmith of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is the founder of Innovosoy; the company is located in the University of Illinois Research Park.
Hoowaki, a start-up company founded in 2008, has licensed technology from the laboratory of Dr. William King, Mechanical Science and Engineering, which allows for the surface structure of man-made products to be molded in ways that replicate the micro to nanometer-sized details found in nature. The surfaces of metals, ceramics and polymers can be altered to affect appearance, color, friction, adhesion, lubrication, drag and flow control. One potential application is the creation of super-hydrophobic materials.
Eden Park Illumination is commercializing Microcavity Plasma “microplasma” lighting technology. This platform technology is a new light source innovation, and offers unique advantages over both traditional light sources, such as incandescent and fluorescent, and the newer lighting technologies light emitting diodes “LED” and organic light emitting diodes “OLED”.
EpiWorks is the exclusive producer of several advanced layers and processes that are tailored for optimal performance in particular applications. EpiWorks products are geared toward enabling higher performance integrated circuits (ICs) for the communications industry, leading to cell phones with longer battery life and high-speed Internet access for the home and office.
INI Power Systems(INI) founded to fill an urgent need in the portable electronics market for a light-weight, high-performance, environmentally friendly mobile power source.
Newell Instruments, Inc. works with HVAC and refrigeration industries in a variety of ways to help them understand and improve their technology. In addition to refractometer development, Newell Instruments designs and manufactures experimental test machines and provides experimental test and simulation models.
Semprius develops concentrator photovoltaic modules for use in solar panels. It has also developed a micro-transfer printing process that is used in the manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices.
MC10 Inc. is developing processes and applications that enable high performance electronics to be placed in novel environments and form factors. MC10’s approach transforms traditionally rigid, brittle semiconductors into flexible, stretchable electronics while retaining excellent electrical performance. Stretchable silicon allows for a degree of design freedom capable of expanding the functionality of existing products while providing a platform on which new microelectronic-enabled applications can be developed.
Microlution Inc. is a Chicago based machine tool manufacturer specializing in building high performance CNC machine tools that have been optimized to fabricate small high precision parts.
Microlution's "micro"" machine tools are based on the concept that small high precision parts should be machined on small high performance machine tools."