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2017 USA Finalists

Best Idea - One to Watch

Data Center Efficiency Solutions

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Finalist Best Idea - One to Watch

Data Center Efficiency Solutions

Data centers account for about 3% of global electricity consumption, without approximately half resulting from cooling them. The disruption of the information technology industry and the resulting increase in internet traffic has created a growing need for new and more powerful data centers.

We’re developing an innovative technology, backed by 3 patents and 1 pending, that will increase data processing rate by 15 times, decrease serve form factor by half, and reduce more than 50% of typical cooling costs.

Nuro Technologies

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Nuro Technologies

Nuro started with a simple idea: build smart homes that are truly smart. Most smart home products today really aren’t that smart. They’re just obedient. Whether through programming or voice commands, they still must be told what to do.

To be truly intelligent, smart homes should understand what’s happening, know what to do, and then do it for you. Automatically.

Nuro has developed an intelligence-gathering sensing platform that will drive the next generation of smart home and home automation products.

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Grainster

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Grainster

Grainster is a technology enabled grain trading marketplace, a paradigm shift from today’s grain trading practices.

Grainster seeks to enhance global food security and small farm strength through freeing growers to offer their production directly to a global buying audience.

Transactions are based upon seed genetic pedigree, applied farm tech and practice; components of value and not CBOT index, unencumbered by today’s forced mixed bin supply chain practices. Grainster’s ecosphere provides a new horizon in agricultural value, service and profitability.

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