TechConnect Innovation Program

Cost-effective Thermoelectric Conversion of Waste Heat to Electricity

Impulse Technology LLC, PA, United States


Our goal is to develop and commercialize a Thermo-electric (TE) conversion product that is at least 25% efficient and 10x less expensive than current approaches, will scavenge waste heat by converting it to electricity. The electricity can be used by the customer directly or stored in batteries or ultra-capacitors.

Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6


Value Proposition: Our Thermoelectric product will provide a cost-effective solution to an energy harvesting problem that has been bottle-necked for decades because of the low efficiency of the technology. Conversion of ever increasing waste heat at data Centers will produce electricity to feed their power needs and will save billions of dollars.


Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

Showcase Booth #: 4T



Government Funding/Support to Date: Impulse Technology has received a $25,000 product development fund in 2014 from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a Pennsylvania state sponsored program to support start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.
The National Science Foundation has granted a STTR Phase I award of $225,000 to Impulse Technology in 2014 for the Proof of Concept and feasibility study of the Thermoelectric technology towards commercialization.

Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family, Personal Savings, Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners