Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in today's society. MADMEC invites student teams to develop and build prototypes that address these and more challenges.
The Baker Polito Administration today announced $942,100 in funding to support early-stage clean energy, water technology and energy storage innovations in seven communities across the Commonwealth. The funding, awarded through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) InnovateMass program, will support projects in the communities of Amesbury, Dedham, Middleborough, Milford, Reading, Somerville, and Westford.
AquaFresco Inc. won the Panasonic DEMO Day, which is an open innovation pitch contest hosted by Panasonic in RocketSpace in San Francisco. RocketSpace was scouting technology that can have synergy with Panasonic and that can be commercialized in short term. According to Panasonic, the triptoJapan to talk with them is probably sometime in April.
CoolComposites were Gold Winners of the 2016 MassChallenge Boston competition.
CoolComposites is a startup that is working to produce a phase change material (PCM) for energy efficient buildings. Competing PCM products are extremely expensive, require substantial modifications to building construction, or both. Their goal is to produce a drop-in additive for building materials based on inorganic PCMs, which are more than 10x cheaper than their existing organic counterparts. This will allow them to offer a 'zero-day' payback period enabled by novel materials synthesis.