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.


HVAC Systems

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

Smart Glass

Dynamic glass for energy savings and human comfort.

Energy Analysis

Technology for conducting energy audits and determining energy efficiency.

Data Infrastructure

Energy efficient data infrastructure and computing.

Energy Storage

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

Energy Management

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.