Making Oil Heat Count: Finding Thermal Efficiency with YShape’s HeatMeter

There aren’t a lot of times in my life that I have had to pay $1000 for a single bill. Yet that’s how much it cost to fill my heating oil tank in…

The ClearView™ film attaches directly to the screen of a tablet or e-reader, allowing it to be recharged even as you’re using it. Image © Anankkml | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images

Will Your Next Tablet Have Infinite Battery Life?

If you didn’t have an opportunity to visit us at the ARPA-E showcase this week, you’ve still got another chance to see something very special in action. At tonight’s MIT Energy Showcase, TechBridge portfolio company Ubiquitous Energy will…

ByteLight’s LEDs transmit unique IDs that can be used to access web-based or pre-stored content.

The Illuminating Possibilities of ByteLight’s New LED Technology

A new kind of lightbulb just went on above my head – literally. In this case, it’s a ByteLight LED that not only sheds light, but emits an ethereal form of barcode that…

Education-Focused Augmented Reality Applications Drive Learning by Making the Invisible Visible

Futuristic as it may sound, Fraunhofer CSE and the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) are teaming up to teach YOU how to build your own augmented reality application. On June 27th and 28th, MAVA is…

With Crowdfunding Legal, Incubators Are the New VCs

Let the speculation begin! With HR 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act, officially signed into law, innovative start-ups can now leverage crowdfunding to bring their ideas to market. So what does the…

The Future of Business Plan Competitions? Online Video

In the startup world we talk a lot about “the Pitch”—either to investors, team members, or potential customers about why your business/product is awesome. I’d like to propose a startup pitch competition that…

Crowdsourcing for Cleantech?

These days, everything is being crowdsourced…or is it just that the definition of crowdsourcing is expanding? Is there a way for you to contract out small jobs inexpensively? Is there a way for…

Kauffman Foundation Grant Underscores Value of Competition for Cleantech Entrepreneurs

As you may have heard, the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) has partnered with us at Fraunhofer TechBridge for the third Utility Technology Challenge, a competition matching cleantech entrepreneurs and their promising…

US DOE Innovation Ecosystem Initiative Catalyzes Growth, VC Funding for FirstFuel Software

Through the acceleration of high-growth entrepreneurship and adoption of innovative energy efficient technologies, the Energy Department is enabling significant improvements in the energy performance of the nation’s new and existing commercial buildings. Awarded…

Augment Your Reality

If you haven’t seen it yet, get ready to see it everywhere: augmented reality is on its way to being the new ubiquity. Presaged by the pixilated QR codes that convey web addresses,…

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