Dal researchers partner with York Bridge Enterprises to bring new energy efficient engine technology to market
Researchers in engineering at Dalhousie University have developed a lighter and more energy efficient engine technology. The university’s Industry Liaison and Innovation office (ILI) will officially announce the signing of an exclusive world-wide licensing agreement with York Bridge Enterprises, Inc., on Tuesday, August 14th at 11 a.m. - noon in the Innovation Room at 1344 Summer Street in Halifax, NS. All media are invited to attend.
The license covers patents for a new pneumatic rotary engine that is lighter, requires less maintenance, and is more efficient than existing technologies in terms of both energy input and energy transfer.
Dr. Darrel Doman and Braden Murphy from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering developed the innovative technology that will be commercialized by York Bridge Enterprises.
York Bridge Enterprises and its affiliate, York Bridge Capital, is a private equity firm headquartered in Nova Scotia. It was established to focus on funding early stage Canadian technology companies.
“This is an excellent example of how applied research at Dalhousie University can result in local economic development and the creation of innovative new products. We are very pleased to be working with York Bridge Capital to commercialize this groundbreaking research here in Nova Scotia.” -- Stephen Hartlen, Executive Director, ILI.
“Dalhousie is home to world-class researchers developing exceptionally innovative technologies that can compete on a global scale. This is reflected in Darrel Doman, Braden Murphy and their pneumatic engine technology. This technology will be commercialized through a new Nova Scotia-headquartered company of which I am delighted to be serving as CEO.” -- George Smitherman, founding partner of York Bridge Enterprises.
“We are very excited to be entering a partnership with York Bridge Enterprises to further develop and commercialize our pneumatic engine technology. As with any technology developed at research-intensive universities such as Dalhousie, it's critical to have the high level of industry collaboration that we have with York Bridge. By partnering our engineering technology expertise with their business acumen, we see a bright future for the engine.” -- Dr. Darrel Doman, Co-inventor, Faculty of Engineering.
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