RoadBotics has been included in a new cohort of cleantech entrepreneurs aimed to promote local expansion, relocation and project deployment for emerging technology companies in the region between Charlotte and the Research Triangle.
“Our vision is to bring municipalities, utilities, industry and academia to source technology solutions for communities across North Carolina,” said Susan Sanford, Executive Director of RTCC. “We are excited about the opportunity the corridor presents to small, innovative communities as well as our larger cities.”
Joules Accelerator and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) joined forces and now are also supported by a three-year $1.5 million matching grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program and North Carolina’s business community.
2019 cohort members and headquarter locations:
- Pittsburgh, PA – RoadBotics is an infrastructure technology company, utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence to revolutionize how governments make data-driven pavement management decisions.
- San Francisco, CA – AMPLY Power provides “charging-as-a-service” to de-risk the process of deploying EV fleet charging infrastructure.
- Charlotte, NC – Ardent Edge uses low-cost, off-the-shelf components to reduce the cost of energy storage systems.
- Atlanta, GA – Goodr is a sustainable surplus food management platform which leverages technology to reduce food waste and combat hunger.
- Cambridge, MA – Infinite Cooling has developed a technology which reduces water consumption by evaporative cooling by over 20% and monetizes that water with purchasing agreements.
- Chicago, IL – Switched Source manufactures a grid management hardware solution that allows neighboring power lines to be operated as a networked platform.
- Austin, TX – Varuna IoT provides hardware and software for utilities to perform real-time water quality monitoring across a region.
- San Francisco, CA – WeaveGrid develops software-based solutions for integrating electric vehicle charging while enabling grid operators to utilize EV batteries as dynamic distributed resource.