We are so excited to announce that SkyNano co-founder Anna Douglas was just named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Energy category for the class of 2019! What an honor! This is especially exciting for us, because this now makes both SkyNano co-founders recipients of this prestigious award. Cary Pint was a list-maker for 30 Under 30 in the Science and Innovation category in 2012, the first year the list was published.
SkyNano is excited to announce that we recently traveled to Avon, Colorado to speak at the NREL innovation showcase to discuss our CO2 conversion to functional materials technology with a group of esteemed investors, scientists, and stakeholders in the clean energy space. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to connect with the wonderful attendees!!
SkyNano was invited to participate in a Demo Day with Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a sister program to Innovation Crossroads. CRI is located at Argonne National Laboratory, and the event was held at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. We’re grateful for the opportunity to speak with such a great audience of investors, scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs and make some great connections!
Last week, SkyNano took on the 36:86 meeting, which is an annual meeting that is held in the vibrant downtown area of Nashville and brings together local entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. Anna rocked the house with a pitch about SkyNano LLC and converting carbon dioxide into the technological building blocks for the future, and both Anna and Cary spent the afternoon mingling with investors and getting our vision out to the local community about what we're doing. Here is snapshot of Anna during the 3 minute pitch!
SkyNano competed in the DOE sponsored Cleantech UP via the Megawatt regional competition in Orlando, FL this year and took home 3rd place with a prize of $10,000. We're very excited for all the feedback we received throughout the process and the connections made at the competition!
Making headlines! A new research paper from the SkyNano team and Pint lab at Vanderbilt published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces highlights the scientific challenges toward using carbon dioxide to make the novel and valuable single-walled carbon nanotubes, but while making the smallest diameter nanotubes and hence most valuable materials ever produced from carbon dioxide captured from the air. Among the many press outlets that have covered our exciting results, here is a blurb from Popular Mechanics.
In this issue of Manufacturing Ideas to Watch: Carbon Nanotube Production, Fabrication of 2D Semiconductors, Measuring Strain Fields in Deforming Components, and Additive Manufacturing for Complex Alloys.
Innovators, like SkyNano Technologies, are injecting fresh ideas and innovative approaches with the help of the Department of Energy’s national laboratories through our Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program. That ingenuity has also been recognized by many outside of the lab, most notably among the entrepreneurial community.
CEO Anna Douglas was on a podcast! Check us out to learn more about what we're working on!
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Mac Bartine with Smart RIA and Anna Douglas with SkyNano Technologies claimed the winning pitch prizes during Startup Day 2017 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 on the U.S. Cellular Stage at The Bijou Theatre in Downtown Knoxville. This marks the first year that the Startup Day pitch competition featured two prize categories.
Mac Bartine, Smart RIA received the $10,000 Startup Day 2017 Judge’s Choice Prize presented by the Innov865 Alliance. Anna Douglas, SkyNano Technologies received the $5,000 Startup Day 2017 Crowd Favorite Prize presented by SunTrust Bank. The winning pitches were among six heard during the fifth annual Startup Day, the signature event of Innov865 Week 2017, which runs from September 18-22.