MHS receives Innovation Award

MHS, a provider of material handling automation and software solutions located in Mt. Washington, Kentucky, has received a 2021 RBR50 Innovation Award from Robotics Business Review for the multi-pick robotic end effector. The effector can pick up and hold up to 36 items simultaneously and pack four orders at a time into four separate shipping boxes.

DOE gives $1M to Bert Thin Films

Louisville, Kentucky-based startup Bert Thin Films is the recipient of $1 million to continue its work developing a low-cost, copper-based paste for use in solar cell manufacturing. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its goal of advancing solar manufacturing and grid technologies.

FreshFry wins AgTech award 

FreshFry has won won “Overall Restaurant Tech Solution of the Year” in the 2021 AgTech Breakthrough Awards program. FreshFry developed an all-natural, plant-based pod that extends the life of frying oil by collecting and dissolving impurities. Louisville Future interviewed the company’s CEO last year.

Helping manufacturers adopt 3D printing

The University of Louisville (UofL) and the Advantage Kentucky Alliance (AKA), state’s manufacturing extension partnership (MEP), are launching a program to help manufacturers adopt 3D printing technology for their businesses to develop better products and improve productivity. Companies can apply to be part of the program here.

Vaccinated antibodies

The Co-Immunity Project at the UofL has tested and studied the COVID-19 antibodies of almost 13,000 people to gain a better idea of how the virus has spread in Louisville. So far, the research appears to show natural antibodies taper off in roughly three months while vaccinated antibodies appear to hold stronger.