“The best vision is insight.” - Malcolm Forbes
How It Started
The Inter-Connecting Clamp and United Aircraft Technologies came into fruition as a result of Daryian Rhysing's years of experience as an aircraft mechanic. Hours spent maintaining and fixing the wiring systems of aircraft by installing and replacing today's outdated clamps, caused him to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to the constant strain in his hand muscles.
The process of innovating the interconnecting clamp went through many re-designs after failing to meet certain criteria that Mr. Rhysing wanted to achieve. Thus, thanks to his education from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York, he was able to redefine his idea into an MVP that proved his design concept.
From The Founders
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” - Wayne Gretzky
We, as the founding team, came together around the story of the ICC's author, Daryian Rhysing, and his struggles as an aircraft electrician. As we continued our research, we saw how important our mission was not only for the workforce who work daily on assembling and disassembling the standard wiring clamps used today but also for the companies whose rising fuel costs impacts the economy and above all for the general populace and soldiers who use these aircrafts that remain in the air thanks to these wires. This is the passion the team lives with every day because we know it can be better; we know it can improve; we know we can help everyone involved in the process. Therefore, we have taken this mission to inform, educate, and innovate.
UAT Selected for AFWERX STTR Phase I Contract
First debuted in July 2019, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program ‘Open Topic’ aims to help small businesses commercialize emerging research in partnership with a university, non-profit entrepreneurship center, or research center.Link to Article
Winner of the AFRL Commercialization Academy,
The AFRL Commercialization Academy is a Griffiss Institute entrepreneurial education program sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI)Link to Press
Winner of MassChallenge Gold Award
MassChallenge Awards over $1M in Cash Prizes to Top Boston and Rhode Island StartupsLink to Awards List
UAT Selected for US. Army SBIR Phase I Contract
Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) Dual-Use Technologies applicable to Army modernization priority areasLink to Awards List
UAT Receives Honorable Mention In Tech Briefs Create The Future Design Contest 2019
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE CATEGORY - Augmented Reality Monitoring System for Aircraft Wiring MaintenanceLink to Site
UAT is Selected as a 2019-Cycle II Semifinalist by NASA iTech
Innovators around the world answered NASA iTech’s call for inventive ideas that could benefit space exploration as well as solve challenges on Earth.Link to Press
UAT Wins TechConnect Defense Innovation Award 2019
The annual TechConnect Defense Innovation Awards select the top 15% leading innovations through an industry-review process. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have for the warfighter and national security.Link to Site
UAT Receives Investment From Erie Innovation District
The Secure Erie Accelerator, SEA, acting in partnership with Singularity University, seeks the best of the best companies and startups working in the Industrial Internet of Things and Security space.Link to Site
FuzeHub Awards Manufacturing Grant To UAT In Collaboration With CEG
FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers with guided access to an extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth.Link to Press
UAT Is Selected To Present At The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, FL.
Out of 218 submissions, USSOCOM selected 12 companies to present their capabilites to Government representatives during one-on-one sessions.The event hosted by SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM, continues to foster our company relationships with the U.S. military and the Department Of Defense.Link to site
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xTechSearch 2.0 Phase I, II, and III Winner
Phase I, II, and III Winner of the US. Army Expeditionary Technology SearchLink to Press Release
Winners of the Berkshire Manufacturing Innovation Challenge
Winners of the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge with focus in the Life SciencesLink to Press Release
Winners of the Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON) Business Plan Competition
Winners of their third VETCON business plan competition connecting UAT with a vast amount of veteran-owned businesses and services.Link to Press Release
Sikorsky Innovations Entrepreneurial Challenge Award
Gained entry to an extensive network of technical experts, business mentors, strategic team members, potential customers and experienced investors.
NSF Capital Region I-Corp Site & Node
Developed research-based concepts and used interviews with potential customers to create the business model canvas in order to understand and validate the potential of launching our startup.
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Inventors Studio Innovator Award and Startup Founders Award
Engineering innovation, an end-to-end process combining creativity (critical thinking, collaboration and communication), invention, design, and implementation.Link to RPI