UofL to focus on manufacturing energy efficiency

UofL is one of 32 universities nationwide participating in a Department of Energy (DOE) program to help manufacturers in the region improve their energy efficiency. The school will receive $2.2 million of a $60 million investment in the cohort designed to focus on improving productivity, decarbonization, enhancing cybersecurity, promoting resiliency planning and providing training to entities located in disadvantaged communities.

There’s a new venture studio in town

Steve Huey, CEO of Untitled Firm, and John Shumate, CEO and founder of Venture First, have founded a venture studio called TYP64. The studio will focus on building early stage startups by providing resources and other expertise.

Bringing software companies to Paducah

The 1ST50K Startup Competition is designed to bring software-based companies to Paducah, Kentucky. Each company’s pitch will be given to a group of local, seasoned entrepreneurs, executives and technology specialists who will recommend winners. The competitions director will finalize the three winners, and they will be able to begin building their businesses in Paducah this September.

Green manufacturing

Nexii Building Solutions and Louisville-based Buffalo Construction have teamed up to bring a green manufacturing plant to the Louisville area. The plant will create hundreds of new green jobs locally and will produce sustainable building and retrofit products for projects across the southern and eastern United States.

XLerateHealth’s 2021 cohort

XLerateHealth has selected seven healthcare startups for its 2021 Louisville Accelerator cohort. The companies that will participate include: 20LighterActive Therapy SystemsHeartbeat Technologies LLCiMamaMelanated HealthcareModoScript and TremBlock.