Vanderbilt team first to win VentureWell E-Team Stage 2 Grant for tech-driven environmental monitoring startup Intelligent Systems

Tim DarrahIntelligent Systems, an indoor air quality monitoring startup founded by Tim Darrah, a Ph.D. student in computer science and a NASA fellow, has won a stage 2 grant from VentureWell. Intelligent Systems is the first Vanderbilt team to be accepted into this program. Formerly known as the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, VentureWell funds and trains faculty and student innovators to create successful, socially beneficial businesses.

Intelligent Systems uses real-time performance tracking and predictive analytics to protect communities and properties from experiencing poor indoor air quality. The company is developing software technology that uses internet-connected sensor devices and deep learning algorithms to monitor HVAC systems and proactively identifies indoor air quality problems. Vanderbilt alumnus Teddy Dinker, MBA’20, serves as the company’s chief revenue officer, and current undergraduate student in chemical engineering and computer science Kenneth Konam and electrical engineering Ph.D. student Diego Manzanas-Lopez are new members of the team.

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