Below are just some of the partners that we’ve been working with to develop innovative and commercial solutions for the world’s problems.
Founded in 2006, GreenSteam develops advanced fuel saving systems that provide a reduction in the energy consumption of a ship of up to five per cent. Its on-board solution, GreenSteam Optimizer, continuously collects a multitude of sensor readings – with data being of a much higher frequency and quality than, for example, what is obtained through so-called ‘noon reporting’.
In GreenSteam’s technology the relations between the vessel’s speed and energy requirements, and the ever changing internal and external conditions – like load, fuel flow, waves, wind and water depth – are analysed by sophisticated software with a specially developed mathematical model at its core.
This software immediately recommends settings to optimize the trim and draft of the vessel, minimizing propulsion resistance.
Greensteam is located in Denmark.
Founded in 2014, CarVue is a simple and smart app that removes the need for expensive servers, software upgrades or training to run an automotive business. With a simple web browser a workshop can be managed from any device, any time and from anywhere. It’s been designed from the ground up as a simple and smart, all-in-one management solution for the independent aftermarket sector. CarVue gives workshop owners a single view of their entire business, and at its core are modules that enable smart management of contacts, vehicles, job cards, diary and accounting. It’s a simple and comprehensive application that can rapidly improve day-to-day workshop processes, with smart and evolving features designed to keep garage owners on track in the rapidly changing aftermarket landscape.
CarVue is based in Reading, UK
Founded in 2008, Lightning Hybrids engineers and manufactures hybrid systems for commercial fleets of delivery vehicles and buses. The system provides fuel efficiency by regenerating braking energy, provides safer braking and more power for acceleration, and decreases harmful emissions. The Lightning Hybrids system does not have any batteries, instead safely and efficiently storing energy mechanically in composite hydraulic accumulators, which are a fraction of the cost and weight of batteries. The system can be put in new vehicles as well as retrofitted to those on already on the road, and is installed and maintained by a network of service partners.
Lightning Hybrids is headquartered in Colorado, USA, with offices in London and Bangalore.
Founded in 2014, Castrol OPTIS is a joint venture that brings together the deep machining expertise, analytic tools and process improvements of TechSolve with the heritage and global commercial reach of Castrol, to deliver transformative efficiencies to the manufacturing industry in North America and beyond. With the ability to mimic customer equipment and validate process solutions using its unique instrumented simulation machining laboratory, Castrol OPTIS thinks like the machine. OPTIS experts deliver tangible benefits that go to the bottom line accelerating clients existing efficiency programs, solving manufacturing problems and reducing part costs.
Castrol OPTIS is located in Cincinnati, USA.
Pangaea is a world leader in advanced materials venture capital. They invest in start-up companies with disruptive breakthrough innovation in chemistry and material science. Pangaea has develop a portfolio addressing markets in energy, semiconductors, medical devices, agriculture and more.
Peloton aims to dramatically improve fuel efficiency and road safety, offering fuel savings of up to 10 per cent for users of its technology, which enables pairs of trucks to connect wirelessly and form an aerodynamic platoon. With fuel being the industry’s second largest expense next to labour costs, addressing fuel efficiency is a high priority for fleets.
When the technology is activated drivers will remain fully engaged and retain steering control, while the system synchronizes acceleration and braking. Whether linked or used on a single truck, the system provides real-time feedback and alerts on upcoming hazards, equipment issues and other dangers.
Peloton is located in California, USA.
Launched in the US in 2013, the Zubie Service makes driving and owning a car safer, easier and less expensive. It uses a smart device — the Zubie Key — to plug directly into a car’s On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port and capture valuable vehicle and driving data for car owners and drivers — car diagnostics, family safety location-based alerts, driving behaviour reports and more. The Zubie Service is currently sold through Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, the Zubie.co Storefront and Telesales, and is iPhone and Android-compatible.
Zubie is located in Charleston, USA
RepairPal provides fair price estimates, expert advice from certified mechanics and the most comprehensive, verified auto shop directory online and via mobile app. Only shops that meet extremely stringent standards for quality, price and customer satisfaction are certified as RepairPal Top Shops providing added confidence as consumers maintain and fix their vehicles. By facilitating transparency and empowering consumers with the information they need to get quality service and save money, RepairPal is enabling trust in the auto repair industry.
RepairPal is located in California, USA.