Aquanis is developing an advanced active flow control system that reduces the cost of wind energy by making wind turbines more efficient and durable. Aquanis’ plasma actuators modify the air flow over the turbine blades, enabling them to instantly react to changes in the wind and diminish unwanted aerodynamic forces before they develop. This allows utility-scale turbines to be built with less material while extending their service life, and reducing the cost of wind energy by up to 30%.
The MIT Venture Mentoring Service was key to launching Aquanis. Our team of mentors challenged early versions of our Founder’s strategy and value proposition, provided important advice on fund raising, helped to negotiate a technology licensing deal, and introduced us to our seed investor. Without VMS, it is not clear that Aquanis would have made it out of the starting gate. We are grateful for this tremendously valuable service!