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TechBridge Challenge Seeks Solutions for Advanced Industrial Surfaces

Fraunhofer TechBridge has announced its latest Challenge on novel surface technologies that improve energy efficiency (press release). The TechBridge Challenge is an open platform that seeks emerging technologies to address specific innovation gaps,…

GreentownLabs Panel

Fun Funding Facts For the Innovation Ecosystem

By Amy Rasson, TechBridge Fellow On July 10th Greentown Labs (sponsored by Mass CEC) hosted a Panel Discussion: Corporate Strategic Partners and Venture Capitals—How They Evaluate and Invest in Startups. This is the…

Pitch sessions from innovative companies form the core of the Meetup event.

New Opportunities, New Connections: The Global Cleantech Meetup Returns

Last year, the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) joined forces with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Massachussetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC), and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC)…

Participants included Massachusetts-based start-ups like Bandgap Engineering.

DOE’s SunShot Incubator Event Showcases Solar Innovation

On Wednesday, June 26th, Fraunhofer CSE partnered with the US Department of Energy to host 20 companies from the DOE’s SunShot Incubator program at our new Building Technology Showcase in the Boston Innovation District. This networking event…

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…

Fraunhofer TechBridge provides support to early-stage cleantech companies through service awards. Here, TechBridge Project leader Peter Klint presents a demonstration award to Yoav Lurie of Simple Energy at the Utility Technology Finals.

$30M and Counting: Building Up Early-Stage Cleantech with TechBridge

As an initiative designed to assist early-stage energy start-ups in finding the resources needed to bring their promising concepts to market, the success of Fraunhofer TechBridge is all in the numbers: to date,TechBridge portfolio companies have…

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…

Radiator Labs’ enclosure covers existing radiator units, making it easier to manage their heat output.

Fraunhofer CSE Evaluates Radiator Labs’ Radiator Retrofit Technology

If you’ve ever lived in a building heated by steam radiators, you may be familiar with their shortcomings. Traditional steam radiators – found in buildings throughout the Northeast – can be a major…

Boston Cityscape – Image courtesy of Global Cleantech Meetup / Slowey/McManus Communications

The Global Cleantech Meet-up: Connections, Inspirations, Opportunities

In just under two weeks, we’ll be kicking off the Global Cleantech Meet-up at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This unique event runs from October 15th – 18th, and is jointly organized by Fraunhofer CSE and…

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