What Will I Learn?
Our immersion program is made up of sessions with leading companies operating at the forefront of major trends in the energy space such as:
Cleantech encompasses a wide range of technologies and practices, all designed to boost energy efficiency with minimal environmental impact. Bloom Energy, with over $800 million raised in venture capital, offers on-site power generation systems that can use a wide variety of inputs to generate electricity. Flow Laboratories is automating and digitizing water data collection and reporting to create smarter buildings while Cobalt Technologies is developing technology for the next generation of biofuels.
Among the biggest sources of new, clean energy, solar power is an area of diverse innovation activity deserving of closer study in its own right. SolarCity is among the leaders in this vertical, providing solar energy services to homeowners, businesses, government, and non-profits. SunPower, a manufacturer of high-performance solar electric systems, is another recognised name in the space. Aurora Solar, meanwhile, is taking solar energy in more tech-focused direction by developing cloud-based software for the solar industry.
The renewable energy sector as a whole is moving toward a more technology-enabled future, with startups such as Juix, a shared economy platform for portable power banks. Planet OS, meanwhile, is delivering digitization through its big data infrastructure for renewable energy companies while Ubiquitous Energy is building and commercializing its proprietary technology to make any surface capable of converting ambient light into useful electricity.
Stretching across the spectrum from consumer goods to heavy industry, the clean energy subsector includes organizations such as Potter Drilling, a drilling technology developer that enables clean energy solutions such as geothermal systems. Agilewaves, meanwhile, is an energy monitoring, automation and management platform run by former NASA scientists, while Clean Wave Technologies is developing electric drive systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
Companies in this category of the energy industry are developing products and services to get more out of the resources we currently use. Startups in this space include eMeter, a developer of energy efficiency software and integration services, SuVolta, makers of semiconductors that reduce the power consumption of integrated circuits, and Bidgely, an analytics platform for energy monitoring and management.
The greentech movement is growing fast in response to ever greater concern at the global level over phenomena such as global warming and climate change. Companies in this category include Iron Ox, a developer of robotic greenhouses for better farm produce, Arlitix, a precision agtech company and pioneer in autonomous, drone-based crop management, and Oakbio, which is using proprietary technology to transform carbon emissions into high-value products.