Building on Success Against COVID-19, Black & Veatch Launches Commercial Projects, Doubles IgniteX Funding
With the goal of delivering solutions to safeguard communities against COVID-19, Black & Veatch's (News - Alert) IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator has launched five projects of new-to-market technologies at commercial sites in the United States. Based on these early successes, Black & Veatch has announced it is doubling its funding goal for the program to $500,000.
The initiatives arise from a cohort of 18 startups and seasoned organizations that were selected over the past four months from an applicant field of more than 300 companies. The solutions in the program include disinfection, contact tracing, tracking, personal protective equipment (PPE), environmental sensing, virtual conferencing and other technology solutions - all designed to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health, safety and economic prosperity of communities.
"Our goal with the accelerator has been to get solutions into the field as quickly as possible so they can start making an impact," said Ryan Pletka, Vice President of Innovation at Black & Veatch. "We're excited that many of our partners are being actively deployed and are getting traction, with even more in the works. These activities will not only bring immediate results in terms of fighting the virus, they will also provide lasting value as we prepare for a post-COVID world."
All 18 companies in the COVID-19 Response Accelerator will be showcasing their solutions at the virtual Demo Day on October 21-22, 2020. Register here to attend.
Recent developments from the program include the following commercial deployments:
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world's most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2019 were US$3.7 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.
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