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Vartega Awarded Small Business Innovation Research Grant from NSF

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Vartega has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $224,998 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on carbon fiber reinforced polymer powders for additive manufacturing applications.

Vartega is leveraging its carbon fiber recycling technology and material development expertise to advance polymer feedstocks for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing. Vartega is developing a novel process that will allow thermoplastic powders to be reinforced with carbon fiber while ensuring these...

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Innovative Startups Address Pressing Energy and Environmental Challenges

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Solutions in waste to power, waste heat reduction, and flex energy storage, featuring 2018 Cleantech Open Alumni AestusHeat Inverse, and Gridpsan Technologies.  


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We live our everyday lives with energy: turning on light switches, warming our homes, or riding the elevator up to the office at work. The threat of climate change has altered our ability to remain ignorant of the source of our energy, as it has become pivotal in the determination of our planet’s health. 


Cleantech Open supports startups in their mission to innovate sustainably and disrupt the...

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Cleantech Open at the Forefront of Social Entrepreneurialism

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Why make the effort? Because the Cleantech Open accelerator’s broad cross-sector approach to innovation promotes cross-pollination with a wide range of business models, scientific principles put to work, all at various points in the supply chain—jostling, cooperating, competing, and invariably informing one another. Indeed, throughout its history, the accelerator has supported the rise of an invaluable new branch of cleantech: green social entrepreneurialism. While clean technologists consider the techno-social implications of resource depletion, social...

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