Where Einstein Meets Edison

Building Energy Audits: In The Field Or Virtual?

Building Energy Audits: In The Field Or Virtual?

May 16, 2012

Cleantech investors have high hopes for the nexus of software and energy—sometimes dubbed “cleanweb,” a term coined by Sunil Paul of Spring Ventures—after disappointing returns on many cleantech investments. Although companies in renewable energy generation and storage are critical for our energy industry to change, innovative software combined with...

Video Interview: 3M New Ventures on Renewable Energy Investing

Video Interview: 3M New Ventures on Renewable Energy Investing

May 10, 2012

Sebastian Titz, from the corporate VC arm of 3M, talks to MIT Entrepreneurship Review about new investment opportunities renewable energy and makes the bold claim that renewable energy, aside from wind and solar, will not happen in the next 30 years. About More Posts...

Want to be a Cleantech Entrepreneur? Be Creative in Your Commercialization Strategies

Want to be a Cleantech Entrepreneur? Be Creative in Your Commercialization Strategies

Apr 16, 2012

Save for the era of Thomas Edison, it has never been a better time to be a cleantech entrepreneur. A new generation of forward-thinking entrepreneurs is making leaps and bounds as global regions update their energy infrastructure with new, “smart,” and “clean” elements. The “smart grid,” which is essentially an “energy Internet” and...

Musings of a Serial Entrepreneur: A Journey from Physics to Life Sciences to Cleantech

Musings of a Serial Entrepreneur: A Journey from Physics to Life Sciences to Cleantech

Sep 14, 2010

Everyday, technically minded PhD students around the world toil in their labs and meticulously document their findings. Whether they are spinning their wheels or are on the brink of revolutionary discoveries, they work with the hope that one-day the pages of their lab notebook will tell the story of a new breakthrough technology. Dr. Ory Zik knows this feeling...

Enabling Liquid Fuels in High Efficiency Fuel Cells

Enabling Liquid Fuels in High Efficiency Fuel Cells

Sep 14, 2010

Imagine filling up the fuel tank of your sedan and being able to drive from Boston to Atlanta on a single tank of gas1.  Imagine a ride so quiet; all you can hear as you drive through the mountains are the road and the wind.  While this may sound like a vision of the future, methanol fuel cells can make this possible. As global demand for low carbon emission...