The winner of the Sikorsky Innovations 6th Entrepreneurial Challenge is Solace Power, based in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada, for its presentation of Resonant Capacitive Coupling wireless power technology, the company said.
Solace was granted a USD25,000 prize, along with an opportunity to explore, with Sikorsky, the impact of Solace Power technology on Sikorsky´s product line.
Sikorsky Innovations also awarded Cadenza Innovation, LLC, based in Wilton, Connecticut, and Identify3D, based in San Francisco, California, special recognitions.
Response Technologies, LLC, based in Cumberland, Rhode Island and iQagent, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, earned honorable mentions.
For the 7th competition, Sikorsky Innovations, along with its competition partner the Stamford Innovation Center, is unveiling a new set of focus areas for which it´s seeking applications: (1) Transparent or On-Glass Visualization; (2) Rotating to Fixed-Frame Internet of Things Data Transmission; (3) Digital Manufacturing Tools for Real Time Defect Detection; and (4) Next Generation Propulsion Technologies. These areas highlight current technologies the company believes represent disruptive opportunities for the rotorcraft and aerospace market.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, based in Stratford, Connecticut, develops aircraft design, manufacture and service.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.