Last week, Nikola Labs was featured at IDTechEx’s Energy Harvesting & Storage Expo in Santa Clara. Nikola Labs was invited to participate in the Launchpad, which spotlights promising early stage companies.
Nikola Labs CEO, Will Zell, delivered a rousing speech at WT | Wearables Technology Conference 2015 USA held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Will’s talk focused on creating innovative solutions in wireless power with the mission of powering the next generation of connected devices.
Today, Nikola Labs was awarded a $100,000 grant from Ohio Third Frontier’s Technology Validation and Start-up Fund to further develop a self- harvesting cellphone case, which can keep the phone charged up to 30 percent more throughout the day.
Nikola Labs pitched today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City after being selected by TechCrunch editorial team and the audience as the Wild Card choice from Startup Alley. Nikola Labs, named after esteemed electricity innovator Nikola Tesla, is commercializing a revolutionary antenna technology invented at The Ohio State University’s Electroscience Laboratory.
Today, Nikola Labs officially licensed two patents from The Ohio State University pertaining to a breakthrough technology in radio frequency harvesting and wireless power transfer developed by Associate Research Professor Dr. Chi-Chih Chen at OSU’s ElectroScience Laboratory.
Nikola Labs, a joint partnership between IKOVE Venture Capital and The Ohio State University, is commercializing applications using antenna technology developed Ohio State Research Associate Professor Chi-Chih Chen, PhD. The company’s first product is a case for the iPhone 6 that is anticipated to extend battery life up to 25 percent.
A team of OSU engineering students with the help of local entrepreneurs under the name Nikola Labs, took top honors at Ohio State’s annual Business Plan Competition. Their venture to commercialize a revolutionary energy harvesting technology gets a boost with $17,000 in prize money.