PixelEXX logoPixelEXX Systems is reimagining tomorrow’s cameras so you can capture, analyze, and interpret the world around us in awe inspiring detail. Ninety percent of the information we process is visual and we process it 60,000 time faster than text. Thus, it is not surprising that the review and analyses of visual data is critical to enterprises across all industries. The technology can be found in everything from self-driving cars and drones to medical imaging devices and robots. Smart cameras combined with visual technology will reduce errors, improve production efficiency, combat fraud, and enhance our daily lives. Using nano-sized pixels to collect more light, PixelEXX high performance image sensors and cameras will deliver higher resolution, better sensitivity and dynamic range, and enhanced color—all in an unprecedented form factor.

Renee is a visual neuroscientist with deep experience in designing imaging-based experiments and analyzing the subsequent data to extract complex information. She holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology, Anatomy and Cell Science, and Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

PixelEXX Systems is enrolled in ORNL’s Innovation Crossroads program. TAEBC and Launch Tennessee provide non-exclusive business mentoring services to the Innovation Crossroads Innovators.

Starting new clean-tech hardware-based companies can be challenging, and that’s one reason the number of energy startups has declined significantly over the past decade. Innovation Crossroads is a program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Manufacturing Office, Building Technologies Office, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that leverages Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) unique scientific resources and capabilities and connects the nation’s top innovators with experts, mentors, and networks in technology-related fields to take world-changing ideas from research and development (R&D) to the marketplace.

Innovation Crossroads is a two-year program for fellows focusing on energy and advanced manufacturing technologies. Through an annual national call and competitive stage-gate process, top entrepreneurial-minded fellows are selected to join the program. Selected innovators receive a fellowship that includes a personal living stipend, along with health insurance and travel allowance, a substantial grant to use on collaborative R&D at ORNL, and comprehensive mentoring assistance to build a sustainable business model.

By embedding the next generation of top technical talent within ORNL, Innovation Crossroads positions entrepreneurial researcher fellows to address fundamental energy and manufacturing challenges identified by industry.