Allosense, a San Antonio advanced technology startup producing advanced sensors and measurement solutions, announced Tuesday it would join the Techstars Industries of the Future program. This TechStars accelerator program supports world-class startups working on emerging technologies across industries, including artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum information science, 5G/advanced wireless technology, biotechnology, and clean energy technology.
Allosense is one of 10 startups selected for the second class of the Techstars Industries of the Future Program. Only 1% of applicants are chosen to be invited to the Techstars program.
“I’m looking for breakthrough technologies that have the potential to change the world,” said Tricia Martinez, managing director of Techstars Industries of the Future. “I am looking for founders that have what it takes…We welcome Allosense to the program and look forward to supporting them as they push the boundaries in this emerging technology.”
As an accelerator participant, Allosense will be able to evaluate its products via access to the top scientists and high-tech facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The lab is known for its research focus on sensor technology applications in clean energy, national security, and other sectors.
Allosense serves large government and commercial entities in defense logistics at several Air Force bases, and some of the largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers in the U.S. Many of its customers are original equipment manufacturers and automakers trying to improve the yield and quality of battery systems.
Allosense debuted its latest product at SXSW this year. Called Dash, Allosense’s Data fabric technology has the potential to revolutionize how data is collected, analyzed, and shared in industries ranging from aerospace to healthcare.
Data fabric is a way of managing data that combines different types of information from various sources, such as cloud, on-premises, and edge devices, into one centralized location. This technology enables data integration in real-time and at a large scale for analytical and operational purposes.
Data fabric also helps to standardize data management practices, making it easier to access and analyze data consistently across different endpoints. With data fabric, businesses can deliver enriched data to different applications and services, regardless of where they are hosted or accessed.
Allosense’s patented technology uses 5G cellular, satellite, and mesh communication for detailed monitoring of aerospace equipment that helps companies easily integrate smart sensors for collecting data and tracking assets. Customers use the data analytics from the connected sensors for monitoring and measuring temperature and other environmental conditions during shipment and storage.
The data fabric technology allows Allosense’s connected sensors to collect and process data in real time, creating a seamless flow of information that users can access at any time. This technology has already been integrated into Allosense’s asset trackers, which provide detailed monitoring of aerospace equipment and electric battery use cases.
“Dash allows our customers to connect various industrial equipment and instruments to manufacturing networks easily,” founder and CEO Roman Sandoval said. “It gives data science teams an effective tool to perform analysis and insight on parts and processes while improving manufacturing yield and quality.”
From 2016 to 2018, Sandoval was a Tesla vendor who led the development of the Pack Pulse system used in the battery wire-bond testing system for the Tesla Model 3 sedan. The EV battery manufacturing space is a rapidly scaling market, growing annually at 28%.
Expanding into the sensor space could lead to significant growth for Allosense, which has already gained a foothold in the defense logistics and electric vehicle manufacturing industries.
Sandoval’s longer-range plans include raising seed funding to support the multiple applications for Allosense’s advanced technology platform. Currently employing five full-time engineers, Sandoval plans to build its sales team and expand into new markets with its go-to-market strategies.
“The TechStars network is vast. Being part of this accelerator will give us access to one of the most renowned R&D laboratories in the world,” said founder and CEO Roman Sandoval. “The program will allow us to showcase our cutting-edge capabilities in advanced manufacturing.”
The featured image is of Roman Sandoval, founder and CEO of Allosense, courtesy photo.