Success Stories

The outside of AMI's manufacturing facility
Electronics contract manufacturer makes products and components for innovative companies FORGE partner Alternative Manufacturing Inc. (AMI) isn’t your average electronics Read More
Ph.D.’s biomimetic devices heal the world... ankles first To be at the top of their game, many athletes need to Read More
The Cooked Up Ideas flag weight prototype, as printed by the ADDFab
Cooking up a new product to keep flags neat State-subsidized prototype of flag weight prevents twisting and tangling Kimberly Cook, Read More
Carbon-sequestering ultracapacitors bolster electrification  To understand why ultracapacitors like the ones florrent makes matter for renewable power grids, imagine an Read More
Holyoke-based companies build futuristic tech to safely nix food contaminants At FORGE, we love expanding local supply chains to support Read More
Woburn company’s advanced process extracts rare earth metals from mining waste The device you’re reading this on was made using Read More
Gloved hands holding waste glass, and then a bare hand holding white powdery concrete additive.
Product Development Grant winners recycle waste glass into a concrete-strengthening material Recyclers across the U.S. send glass to landfills because Read More
The Floe logo and slogan on a background of an icy building.
Product Development Grant-winning smart deicing system brings ice dam mitigation into the 21st century If you don’t know what an Read More
A bio-leather wallet and the SpadXTech logo.
Recipient of the FORGE Product Development Grant, engineering versatile materials for a greener future Fermenting a better leather alternative Lots Read More
A close-up of aircraft wire connectors from UAT.
Smart clamp and electrical health/usage monitoring system revolutionize electrical systems maintenance A veteran turns pain into innovation Dariyan Rhysing joined Read More
Two bio-based films and a three-dimensional object.
Recipient of the FORGE Product Development Grant, disrupting packaging with robotics and AI Creating a sustainable substitute for plastic film Read More
A 3D render of a nutrient-sensing hydroponic system.
AgvioStat sensor helps hydroponic farmers accurately nourish their crops When Christoffer Abrahamsson was growing up, he loved growing vegetables in Read More
The Robigo logo: two leaves.
Product development grant winner fermenting a better way to farm What if you could replace conventional pesticides with something less Read More
CADSPARC Jonathan Aguilar (left) celebrating an award at the FORGE Spring Startup Showcase.
Closing the 3D printing skills gap with augmented reality CADSPARC is on a mission to educate the world about design Read More
SEED's soil sensor device in a garden.
Winner – FORGE Product Development Grant Empowering urban farmers to increase yields and sequester more carbon  “The housing authority won’t Read More
The shipping area of a manufacturer.
Remember trying to buy toilet paper in March 2020? What about PPE for your essential employees? Pandemic supply chain disruptions Read More
Two people communicating with Tatum Robotics' signing device.
Winner – FORGE Product Development Grant  Deafblindness is a rare condition in which an individual has both hearing and vision Read More
The New Norm founder Lauren Choi poses in a pink dress made from recycled plastic cups.
Awardee – FORGE Product Development Grant The U.S. uses 7.4 billion Solo cups per year. That’s a lot of cups Read More
Elateq's water purifying device onsite.
Awardee – FORGE Product Development Grant Clean water is an increasingly scarce and vital resource. Human and industrial activities are Read More
A hand holds a circular sample of Aeroshield's transparent aerogel in front of the Boston skyline.
Awardee – FORGE Product Development Grant Most people don’t realize that buildings are one of the world’s leading sources of Read More
The 13 Mari logo, a blue whale.
Navigating toward reduced fuel costs and cleaner waters Fuel costs are top of mind these days as we fill our Read More
Awardee – FORGE Supply Chain Disruption Grant According to solar power startup Pew Research, 46% of US homeowners are actively Read More
A black and white photo of the Aquagga team.
Awardee – FORGE Supply Chain Disruption Grant PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) pollute drinking water, wildlife, and the environment. The Read More
The Zeptive logo of six dots in a circle.
Air quality is essential to public health Air quality is a global issue, often focused on large-scale pollution and gasses Read More
Heila's devices on a rack.
Heila Technologies has ensured the resiliency and adaptability of energy in an ever-changing climate landscape. You may have already seen Read More
A photo of devices charging on a desktop surface, with graphics showing the flow of energy.
The next-generation of wireless charging is here Creating the Future of Workspaces DeepCharge is solving a twenty-first century problem that Read More
A photo of Connor MacFarlane, founder of MacFarlane Medical, posing in a navy jacket.
Improving Insulin Delivery For All Insulin Dependent Diabetics MacFarlane Medical is on a mission to improve insulin delivery for all Read More
The GenH logo on a background photo of a dam.
The Next Generation of Energy Founded in 2018, GenH is on a mission to redesign renewable energy systems. After completing Read More
A gloved hand holds a circular sample of Aeroshield's transparent aerogel.
AeroShield is the 2020 winner of the FORGE Product Development Grant Competition which was held at the virtual FORGE Manufacturing Read More
Noteworthy AI's device on a white background.
Increasing grid reliability, resiliency and safety How can utility companies provide reliable, resilient and safe access to electricity for its Read More
The VesprSolar logo, a solar panel in a V shape, on a dark background.
Making solar energy click VesprSolar Impact VesprSolar is helping make photovoltaic (PV) solar installation faster, cheaper, and more reliable with Read More
The Floe logo and slogan on a background of an icy building.
Floe is the 2020 winner of the Audience Choice award at the FORGE Product Development Grant Competition which was held Read More
The Kuva logo on a black background.
Making the invisible measurable Kuva Systems is looking at today’s global oil and gas market through a brand new lens Read More
A photo of the Pilleve pill dispensing device next to a hot latte.
Reducing the risk of addiction An end-to-end system for the remote monitoring of controlled medications Pilleve is the future of Read More
A photo of two 1854 ebikes.
Breaking the cycles of poverty and recidivism Employing the formerly incarcerated to produce electronic bikes Founded by noted anti-poverty advocate Read More
A person in an army uniform taking the MedUX product out of a camo backpack.
Creating innovative medical products through user-centered design Portable infusion treatment at home and in the field MedUX is creating innovative Read More
A geodesic dome with the InfiniteCooling logo over it.
Changing industry freshwater consumption Technology to recover and recycle water from industry processes Infinite Cooling is on a mission to Read More
A woman in a lab coat pruning plants at Freight Farms.
Creating a global infrastructure to revolutionize local access to food Grow hyper-local food, anywhere with the smartest container farm Freight Read More
A man using SparkCharge's device to charge a red Tesla.
The future of EV charging is portable. Portable, powerful, profitable Creating an on-demand charging infrastructure for electric vehicle owners Electric Read More
A hand holds a circular sample of Aeroshield's transparent aerogel in front of the Boston skyline.
The clear choice for energy efficient windows Transforming the window industry If you take a look around, you’ll notice that Read More
A diagram showing how Heila's device interacts with the power grid.
The US electricity grid is in gridlock - and this startup is solving the problem Building the microgrid of the Read More
Solving world hunger one peanut at a time. Change must come beyond the farm Food waste is a massive problem. Read More
Quikcord co-founders Matthew Adams and Matt Fioretti holding their product.
A simple solution to save lives everyday and on the front lines Utility devices for any emergency situation An innovative Read More
Solchroma CEO Roger Diebold and CTO Samual Shian.
Outdoor lighting needs to be cleaner - and this startup is leading the charge Reflective digital displays for the smart Read More
Nonspec COO Erin Keaney in the prosthetic limb workshop.
Innovation for accessible medical devices Making healthcare work for those who need it most This innovative UMass Lowell startup is Read More
Biobot product manager Noriko Endo in the lab.
Using data in new ways to solve our community health crisis Innovation in an unrealized sector Tackling wellness through wastewater Read More
Closeups of the ends of Rise Robotics' device.
Rise Robotics is replacing energy-intensive hydraulic actuators with clean and efficient electronic actuators, with early applications reducing energy use and Read More