TechConnect Innovation Program

Nanoengineered Chemical Sensor Technology

N5 Sensors, Inc., Maryland, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

N5 Sensors have developed a novel chemical sensor architecture by combining semiconducting nanostructures with photocatayltic metal-oxide nanoclusters. This new sensor technology can produce sensors whose selectivity can be precisely tuned to any small set of chemicals through the design of nanocluster, currently not possible with any other technology.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Utilizing our low-power, single-chip multi-gas sensor technology, system developers can manufacture detectors which are smaller, cheaper, and reliable than traditional sensor technologies. Those qualities will allow for increased deployment leading to safer work environments

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

Showcase Booth #: 653

Website: www.n5sensors.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Phase I, Navy STTR (Sub-award), $ 20,000, August 2013
Maryland TEDCO MII Grant, $ 100,000, March 2014

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners