The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology (CSIT) has announced that Andluca Technologies has been awarded $75,000 through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Program. Andluca received the award alongside 9 other clean-technology focused startups all totaling $748,000. The program aims to strengthen the innovation economy of the State, encouraging collaboration between industry and academia and supporting the translation of technical breakthroughs into economic growth. The Clean Tech Seed Grant Program was jointly developed by CSIT, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), and is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU). Consistent with the mission of CSIT, Andluca will use the Seed Grant funds to accelerate development of its wireless smart glass system via a pilot project in New Jersey. The pilot project will serve as a case study for deployment of the technology throughout the State and northeast corridor.
The Clean Tech Seed Grant program is focused on companies “developing or testing clean technologies intended to avoid emissions of, or recapture of, greenhouse gases and/or criteria pollutants, or to enable such avoidance or recapture.” Eligible companies must fall between a technology readiness level of 3 to 7, meaning proof of concept up to full-scale demonstration in a real-world environment. CSIT Executive Director Gunjan Doshi said of the program, “New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem stands at the forefront of the global transformation toward a clean energy future.” Doshi continued, “critical funding provided through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Program will help propel the projects created by these 10 startups toward commercialization and into the hands of consumers within the worldwide clean technology marketplace.”
Funding in the “deep tech” category is particularly important for New Jersey to achieve its long-term plans around sustainability and clean energy, as well as fostering robust innovation and technology transfer ecosystems at the State’s institutions of higher education. Andluca Co-founder and CEO, Nick Davy, noted, “Andluca has greatly benefited from the support of CSIT, particularly as COVID-19 has slowed economic activity over the past year. We are proud to represent New Jersey and appreciate state support as we strive to improve building energy efficiency and resiliency, and the health and wellness of building occupants.”
About Andluca Technologies, Inc.:
Andluca, a Princeton University spin-out, has developed UV-solar-powered smart glass for improving the energy efficiency of buildings. Andluca’s patented technologies can reduce building energy use by up to 40% while significantly enhancing occupant comfort and productivity. Unlike available wired smart glass products – which require major renovation and installation by an electrician – Andluca’s wireless smart glass can be installed quickly and non-disruptively. Learn more about Andluca here: https://andluca.com/
About the Commission on Science, Technology, and Innovation (CSIT)
In August 2018, Governor Murphy signed legislation re-establishing the former New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology as the CSIT. Comprised of representatives from the public and private sectors, as well as academia, the Commission is tasked with leading the way in promoting the state as a home for academic and technological research, development, and commercialization.
About The New Jersey Economic Development Authority:
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) grows the state’s economy and increases equitable access to opportunity by supporting high-quality job creation, catalyzing investment, and fostering vibrant, inclusive community development. NJEDA works in partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders to implement programs and initiatives that improve quality of life, enhance economic vitality, and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.
About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities:
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities ("NJBPU" or “Board”) is the state agency with authority to oversee the regulated utilities, which provide critical services such as natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications, and cable television. The law requires the Board to ensure safe, adequate, and proper utility services at reasonable rates for customers in New Jersey.
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