???? Innovation Crossroads helps Shift Thermal keep things cool

???? Innovation Crossroads helps Shift Thermal keep things cool
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Innovation Crossroads helps Shift Thermal keep things cool

Mitchell Ishmael applied and was accepted into the Innovation Crossroads program with the goal of filling in the gaps to help jump-start the company he co-founded, Shift Thermal, formerly known as Active Energy Systems. He was among Innovation Crossroads’ first cohort of fellows, completing the two-year program in 2019.


EarthEn wins bronze in Edison Award for sustainable energy

EarthEn, a Cohort 2023 company, makes novel thermo-mechanical flexible energy storage solutions that use sCO2 in a closed loop to store more than 100 hours of energy at a low cost and highly scalable manner. Read more

Holocene among XPRIZE Top 100

The Top 100 is a collection of leading innovators from 25 countries, representing all carbon dioxide removal pathways: air, ocean, land and rocks. Download the Top 100 book

News from the Innovation Crossroads community

Nth Cycle's Megan O'Connor was interviewed by the World Economic Forum's Radio Davos podcast about innovation for the recycling of mining waste. Nth Cycle was also promoted by the Federal Laboratory Consortium on World IP Day.

Teknovation covered Don DeRosa's participation in the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center's "In the Room" series. The Eonix founder was "in the hot seat," answering questions about entrepreneurship from Gera Grinberg.

ThermoVerse has advanced in the DOE Office of Technology Transitions Making Advanced Technology Commercialization Harmonized, or Lab MATCH, Prize. The company is pursuing the commercialization of its large area transactive cooling, heating and energy storage technology. Read more
Founders' Forum and networking happy hour, featuring Jeff McCay of Composite Applications Group: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Smoky Mountain Brewery, 11308 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934.

In the Room series, "What do investors really care about?" 8–10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, 17 Market Square, Suite 101, Knoxville TN 37902. Register online