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The Innovation Lab is a platform to showcase your advanced manufacturing products in front of 600+ industry leaders and investors. We’re looking for startups and established companies who are changing the future of manufacturing and working to take on the world’s biggest challenges by developing the latest technologies.
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The Innovation Lab is a space for executives, investors, startups and large organizations to network, experience live demos and discover the latest product innovations that will shape the future of advanced manufacturing.
2016 Featured Companies
Deloitte drives progress. Our firms around the world help clients become leaders wherever they choose to compete. Deloitte invests in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empowers them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Our work combines advice with action and integrity. We believe that when our clients and society are stronger, so are we.
For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.
FirstBuild aims to invent a new world of home appliances by creating a socially-engaged community of home enthusiasts, designers, engineers, and makers that will share ideas, try them out, and build real products to improve your life. Anyone can join!
For more than 30 years, Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them. As a result, Autodesk is expanding beyond our design roots and applying our industry insights to usher in a new era of making things.
SU Labs is an open innovation campus where large organizations, startups and field impact partners come to use exponentially accelerating and converging technologies to create new sustainable business solutions and tackle the world’s most challenging problems.
Human Condition Labs
Human Condition Labs is an applied-research lab with a post-disciplinary approach, focused on creating scalable social impact.
Existing ecosystems are increasingly disfunctional. HC Labs builds progressive, systems-integrated solutions that will impact today, while embedding the generative tools to anticipate radical change.
Solving problems at both a human and an industrial scale, we rethink the concept of verticals by intersecting sectors like infrastructure, safety, waste, agriculture, security, energy and water.
Other Machine Co.
We manufacture desktop CNC machines (the Othermill) and write the beautiful software that runs them.
We will be demonstrating a minimum viable factory and doing subtractive machining of metal, performance plastic, and circuit board components for a product.
The Beam™ SPS (Smart Presence System), which includes products BeamPro and Beam+, is a telepresence solution that combines mobility and video conferencing for an immersive communication experience everywhere conversations take place. Beam enables people to be there, and to interact naturally by seeing and being seen, hearing and being heard, and the freedom to move about, from anywhere in the world. Founded in 2011, Suitable Technologies products are designed and manufactured at its headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.
nTopology was founded with one goal: To help engineers make better 3D printed parts. Our software offers a fluid transition from mechanical design to DFM, and allows for both explicit and computer assisted creation of highly complex lattices structures. With nTopology, you can quickly design parts that are stronger, lighter, and easier to manufacture than ever before.
Since 2010, APX Labs has been the market leader in developing wearable technology for the hands-on workforce. APX Labs' Skylight software product runs on many types of devices, integrates with existing business systems, and is used today in a wide range of industrial operations including manufacturing, field service, maintenance, and material handling.
APX will bring our current release of Skylight to run on several types of smart glasses and watches for attendees to try out.
The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. #BeBoston
Terepac Corporation is an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company focused on Giving voice to the worldTM. Terepac offers end-to-end IoT solutions for smart cities and companies who want to realize the true value of sensing electronics, join the Internet of Things, and give secure voice to the world. With its release of the ONE line of products Terepac is delivering smart city and manufacturing solutions.
ONE Water is a municipal water monitoring system that uses a unique fire hydrant insert that can be retrofitted into new and existing infrastructure in order to remotely provide municipalities with breakthrough and optimizing insights into the city's water system.
ONE Machine is a simple-to-deploy, magnetically-attached wireless sensing solution. Once applied to any machine, it allows facilities management to remotely monitor capital equipment. This can result in significant cost savings and improved safety. ONE machine is designed for manufacturing and oil, gas and mining industries.
We’re quietly building momentum. We’re funded.
Our platform is developed and fielded. Multiple Fortune 500 customers have implemented Tulip to solve some of manufacturing's most pressing challenges.
We enable the manufacturing workforce to improve efficiency, share best practices, reduce downtime, and increase the consistency and safety of their manual processes.
Sourcemap was born as a research project at the MIT Media Lab to publish and measure the environmental footprint of all the products on earth. The first platform was launched in 2009 and was instantly recognized for its novel supply chain mapping approach: to see where everything comes from.
Since then Sourcemap has become the leading visualization solution for modern supply chain professionals looking to mitigate risk and optimize performance.
Humanyze helps companies improve by understanding their people. With unmatched technology from the MIT Media Lab, we combine wearable sensors and digital data to deliver people analytics and insights to our customers.
Human resources, IT, and corporate real estate are treated as cost centers. They're not. They're investments in your people. But you have no way to prove it. We can help.
From FIRST robotics to challenges like 2.007, our competitive drive for the best devices brought us together. We have a strong belief in creating a new architecture for building robots; an architecture inspired by animal muscles, tendons, bones, and joints.
We believe in efficient design measured in terms of cost, weight, and simplicity. These beliefs have driven us to invent and develop the revolutionary Cyclone Drive, and they will drive us to push the boundaries of robotics in years to come. As we work towards evermore powerful, agile, and human-like robots, we will also enable and challenge creative people everywhere to bring their ideas to life.
Actvcontent is a B2B focused IOT company that produces proximity/temperature/humidity sensors and provides a mobile app, API and end-to-end cloud solution for enterprise clients in the Smart Manufacturing and Service Management space. Our analytics engine leverages IF/THEN logic to send real-time alerts to factory managers and engineers.
We offer real-time factory-wide visibility throughout the manufacturing process and enable industrial companies to build assets faster and without errors.
Advanced Prototype Engineering is a San Francisco-based design and engineering firm specializing in the development of mechanical and mechatronic prototypes. We provide the creativity and technical expertise to turn innovative concepts into fully designed models. Our work helps clients develop the technologies of tomorrow.
The APROE team understands that innovation is a process which requires persistence and attention to detail as well as flexibility and resourcefulness. For each project, we work closely with clients to manage and refine the project scope while staying on track to meet budget and project goals. APROE's prototype production capabilities are augmented by access to state-of-the-art tools, including a waterjet cutter, laser cutter, 5-axis router, and CNC milling machine.
Makeosity, Inc, is the only online and school-based, social enterprise where youth, educators and parents vision the ability to earn and learn together.
The Makeosity online community connects tweens and teens (ages 10-18) to each other, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) enthusiasts, inventors and providers of elearning courses that teach new skills, including: coding, game development and electronics. Within the community, young makers share, collaborate, teach others, learn from others, create how-to instructions and videos from available templates and receive support from peers and adults who are expert engineers, makers and marketers, financiers and educators.
We provide ready-made, seasoned and experieced bolt-on teams to support the hardware development, manufacturing, and go-to-market cycles: from prototype to end-of-life, from cradle to grave. Amphibian has a broad supplier network that spans the globe, and expert staff with over 100 years combined experience - all focused on accelerating your product's time to market, and shortening your leadtime to profitability.
StartHub.org is a comprehensive, centralized online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community. Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, Gust, IBM, and a wide number of partners from Boston’s startup community, StartHub will serve as Greater Boston’s homepage for the startup ecosystem.
Rever enables companies to achieve exponential results by engaging all employees in effective frontline innovation.
We give frontline employees the power to do something about the challenges, opportunities and plain nonsense they encounter everyday at work.
Rever provides the tool to capture the idea, the method to tackle it, a bridge to the right people to help solve it, and the incentive system so it never stops.
At Rever we believe that disruptive ideas are often generated at the frontline. We are developing the next billion knowledge workers with an enterprise mobile platform that uses gamification and Machine Learning to drive breakthrough results.
Hydroswarm uses swarms of small, easy to use, inexpensive underwater drones to collect data in the ocean. We replace expensive capital intensive processes that are done with ships and large robots with deployments of small drones. Our applications include pipeline inspection, seismic survey, seabed mapping, oceanographic research, and defense.
Soft Robotics Inc.
Soft Robotics Inc. is addressing the unmet needs of robotic manipulation through our proprietary and novel soft gripping technology. Our company is focused on reducing the complexity, expanding the adaptability, and disrupting the cost of robotic manipulation systems. We believe that by solving this problem, we can enable automation in new areas of logistics, manufacturing, and material handling.
Radiomaze Inc. is based in Cupertino, California. Radiomaze Inc. provides APIs and SDKs for free to customers, partners, and developers to easily build applications which integrate with and embed our product functionality into other applications in any WiFi device. Other services that work with us can take what we know and start doing new things they never could before.
Accion Systems Inc.
At Accion, we develop advanced technologies for the new space industry. We are striving to become a leader in high-quality, affordable propulsion technologies that enable increased access to space. Our propulsion systems are some of the first that can add maneuverability and lifetime to small satellites; the same technology can be scaled up to support satellites up to 2000 kg.
Human Condition Safety
We develop wearable technology that creates safer job sites and saves billions of dollars spent on preventable injuries, insurance, and lost labor cuts. We focus on occupational health and safety for construction, warehouse, factory and delivery workers, and first responders. Our API will create the largest refined database of occupational health and safety data for predictive analysis and resale globally.
Fusiform Medical Devices
7.3 million people will be using orthotic devices by 2020.
Through a tedious and lengthy process, these devices have been handcrafted for decades.
With our technology, long waits and high prices will be a thing of the past.
It's time for a change in orthotics.
Fusiform is revolutionizing orthotic technology to make devices that reduce fabrication time and material waste. Our orthotics are quantitatively optimizing a device to a patient’s needs, something greatly needed in the orthotic industry. We utilize 3D scanning technology and CNC machining to achieve greater speed and precision, while retaining a perfect custom fit for the device.
High-resolution desktop 3D printing, refined. We’re excited to introduce you to the Form 2.
Formlabs is disrupting 3D printing with the first affordable, high-resolution desktop 3D printer on the market.
The Form 2 marries high-end stereolithography (SLA) technology and a seamless user experience at a price affordable to professional designers, engineers, and artists all around the world.