IN2 is a technology incubator that fosters and accelerates early stage technologies through a $30 million program funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy laboratory.

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HVAC Systems

Thermal conditioning for buildings or equipment, including water heating and appliances.
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Smart Glass

Dynamic glass for energy savings and human comfort.
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Energy Analysis

Technology for conducting energy audits and determining energy efficiency.
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Data Infrastructure

Energy efficient data infrastructure and computing.
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Energy Storage

Battery systems that store energy efficiently and respond to energy demands.
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Energy Management

Typically hardware technologies, actively manage resources or enable resources to communicate with one another.
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Water

Systems to increase the conservation of water and reduce energy use related to the production and use of water.

Round 1 Companies

   VG SmartGlass
VG SmartGlass develops a polarizing film-based shading solution with the potential to control both heat and glare with a simple design and low cost.

   LiquidCool Solutions
LiquidCool Solutions’ total immersion electronics cooling technology for computer servers offers 40% energy savings relative to air-cooled systems.

   Whisker Labs
Whisker Labs’ peel and stick submetering technology enables cost-effective insight into whole-building energy performance.

   Energy Storage Systems
Energy Storage Systems’ all-iron redox flow battery has the potential for safe and cost-effective energy storage at 30% of current costs.

Round 2 Companies

   7AC Technologies
7AC Technologies‘ liquid desiccant air conditioning system reduces typical HVAC electricity and water consumption by as much as 40%.

   Heliotrope
Heliotrope is developing a neutral-colored dynamic glass solution with a target of achieving cost neutrality with conventional window solutions.

   ThermoLift
ThermoLift’s natural gas-driven heat pump combines heating, cooling and hot water supply — reducing primary building energy use by as much as 50%.

   NETenergy
NETenergy’s thermal battery for HVAC systems enables up to a 30% reduction in typical cooling energy costs by shifting peak demand.

   Polyceed
Polyceed is developing a low-cost controllable material for dynamic windows that requires no external wiring.

   Go Electric
Go Electric provides a microgrid and demand response power system that can enable up to a 50% reduction in typical building energy costs.

Round 3 Companies

   Software Motor Corporation
SMC is building the world’s highest efficiency Internet-enabled motor for HVAC applications.

   PowerFlex
PowerFlex’s adaptive EV charging technology provides a target charging capacity at 40% lower infrastructure and operating costs and reduces carbon footprint.

   simuwatt
simuwatt is a web and tablet-based application for conducting rapid energy audits and analysis.

   Ibis Networks
Ibis Networks addresses plug load management with its patented InteliNetwork system, enabling customers to save up to 40% of energy cost on managed equipment.

   Maalka
Maalka enables cities and organizations to set cost-effective EE investment strategies and leverage powerful real-time Measurement and Verification to track the impacts of these investments across large portfolios of buildings.

   APANA
APANA builds cloud-based analytic solutions to scan, pinpoint, and guide resolution of water waste by instantly alerting frontline staff with actionable guidance.

   Geli
Geli provides a software platform to design, automate, and manage energy storage systems.

   EdgePower
EdgePower sells and deploys building energy management controls hardware and software.

   Transformative Wave
Transformative Wave is developing a battery storage retrofit kit for commercial buildings that optimizes on-going revenue with 15-30% energy savings and 20-40% peak demand reduction.

   J2 Innovations
J2 Innovations empowers companies with a building automation and operating system for connecting and controlling devices.