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Innovation Transfer Grants

The TomKat Center's Innovation Transfer Program helps Stanford inventors of sustainable energy technology bridge the gap between research and commercialization. Grants are awarded to develop prototypes, to refine business plans, and to conduct customer trials and market research.  To learn about the projects, choose a filter below or select "Any" to see the full list of TomKat Center seed grant projects.

Funding Year Name Description Team Members
2015 Fall Gallop Semiconductor Developing low-cost high-quality semiconductor devices

Garrett Hayes (PhD, MSE), Xiaoqing Xu (Stanford Nanofabrication Facility) and Prof. Bruce Clemens (MSE)

2015 Fall XStream Trucking Device that covers the gap between the tractor and the trailer of trucks, making trucks more efficient and reducing fuel consumption by 3-5%

Daniel Burrows (MBA), Annissa Alusi (MBA/MS-EIPER), David Folette, Roger LeMesurier and Prof.   Stefan Reichelstein (GSB)

2015 Fall SkyCool Passively reject heat to outer space from residential and commercial buildings to reduce energy comsumed for cooling

Aaswath Raman (Research Associate, EE), Eli Goldstein (Postdoc, EE) and Prof. Shanhui Fan (EE)

2015 Spr Humblade Miniature ultrasound sensor system for structural monitoring applications

Alex Guo (Post Doc, PhD, EE), Kevin Zheng (PhD, EE), and Prof. Boris Murmann (EE)

2015 Spr ClearMetal Reducing the transportation sector's carbon footprint through predictive demand and optimization of shipping-container logistics

Adam Compain (MBA, GSB), Will Harvey (BS CS; MS MS&E), Diego Canales (BS CS; MS MS&E), and Prof. Seungjin Whang (GSB)

2015 Spr Spectrum Cloud based architectural analysis software platform for real-time sustainability feedback on building design

John Basbagill (Post Doc, PhD, CEE), and Prof. Michael Lepech (CEE)

2014 Fall Keewi Energy management system targeted towards users seeking control over their electric bills

Rommy Joyce (MS, EE), Jennifer Tsau (MS, CEE), Joe Kendall (MS, Product Design),  Andrew Ging, James Ging, and Prof. Ram Rajagopal (CEE)

2014 Fall Vorpal Small, low energy devices for sterilizing liquids using pulsed electric field (PEF) technology

Luke Raymond (PhD, EE), Wei Liang (PhD, EE), and Prof. Juan Rivas-Davila (EE)

2014 Spr Glow Novel heat pumps

Jake Saper (MBA/MS Environment & Resources), Thomas Hand (MBA), Andreas Zoellner (PhD, ME) and Prof. Gil Masters (CEE)

2014 Spr NexTint Films Low cost organic electrochromic windows

David Abram (PhD, ChemE) and Toby Sachs-Quintana (PhD, MatSci), with Prof. Michael McGehee (MatSci).