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Echodyne

Echodyne

Echodyne

Bringing metamaterials-based radar technology to market

One area of invention focus for Intellectual Ventures has been around developing and commercializing metamaterials, which are artificial materials that can manipulate electromagnetic radiation in a variety of useful ways. 

In 2012, we spun out Kymeta, a company that develops Metamaterials Surface Antenna Technology (MSA-T), to enable satellite connected broadband Internet on the go, anywhere in the world. A year later we spun out a second matamaterials technology company, Evolv, which commercializes metamaterials-based imaging and detection technology for use in airports and other high-risk facilities. 

We also established the Metamaterials Commercialization Center, which is a team of engineers, physicists, and scientists dedicated to furthering the development and commercial readiness of our metamaterials inventions.

With the launch of Echodyne, IV's third metamaterials spin-out and fourth overall, we've added the next chapter in our metamaterials story. Echodyne is focused on brining metamaterials-based technology to market, and is led by co-founders Eben Frankenberg (CEO) and Tom Driscoll (CTO), two former IV colleagues.