Carnegie Mellon University has greenlighted more than 300 companies and 9,000 jobs in the past 15 years. Here are just a few:
Aquion Energy has developed a novel sodium-ion battery that will be less expensive, longer lasting and more environmentally friendly for commercial scale energy storage.
Astrobotic Technology is pioneering the lunar frontier by providing commercial robotic services through missions of increasing scope and capability.
The world leader in atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), ATRP Solutions manufactures custom materials to help improve the performance of commercial products in areas such as cosmetics, paints, pigments and coatings.
CMU alumnus Marek Michalowski and his research partner created a Project Olympus project to investigate the use of a tiny yellow robot. The researchers used the robot, named Keepon, as a tool for therapeutic intervention for children with autism. Now commercially available, Keepon has become a popular toy for the 2011 holiday gift season.
Blue Belt Technologies
Blue Belt Technologies commercializes novel device solutions for medical interventions, developing new components for minimally-invasive surgery.
Carnegie Learning is a leading publisher of research-based math curricula solutions, providing instruction to 500,000 students in nearly 2,600 schools across the U.S.
ClearCount Medical Solutions
Focused on patient safety, ClearCount's leading systems count and detect surgical sponges, improving patient and O.R. safety, enhancing productivity and reducing cost.
Each month, more than one million high school and college students visit CollegeProwler.com to find and research schools and scholarships.
Deeplocal is a post-digital shop that helps brands create remarkable experiences that bridge the online and physical worlds.
Dynamics is commercializing the world's first fully programmable credit card magnetic stripe that can change any bit of information at any given time and can be read and processed by existing card readers.
GreenOx Catalysts designs, develops and supplies oxidation catalysts. Their patented technology for degrading oxidizable pollutants in water can help reduce chemical usage, lower waste disposal costs and improve process efficiencies.
Lean&Zoom is a software download that uses the cameras in laptops to automatically magnify the screen when the user leans in for a closer look, reducing eye, neck and back strain.
ModCloth.com is an online clothing, accessories, and decor retailer that uses social media to allow customers to provide feedback and even vote on potential inventory.
NavPrescience GPS navigation systems enhance a driver's ability to safely and efficiently reach their destination without constant user intervention.
Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition (PittPatt) is a global company focused on face recognition software, which is used within U.S. and foreign government agencies.
Plextronics is the world leader in developing active layer technology for printed electronic devices.
Acquired by Google in 2009, reCAPTCHA developed online puzzles that serve the dual purpose of protecting websites and digitizing printed text.
RedZone Robotics simplifies wastewater management by providing world-calss robotic inspection technologies and sophisticated data-analysis.
Stack Magazine, targeted to young athletes, boasts a circulation of more than 800,000, while Stack Media online attracts nearly five million unique visitors per month.
Wombat Security Technologies
With several hundred thousand users across North America, Europe and Asia, Wombat has established itself as a global leader in cyber security awareness and training.