“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 Hours spent maintaining and fixing the wiring systems of aircraft by installing and replacing today's outdated clamps, caused him to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to the constant strain in his hand muscles.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 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 as a Semifinalist by NASA iTech
NASA iTech is an initiative within the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) to encourage innovative ideas that could provide unique solutions on Earth and in space.Link to Site
UAT Is Selected As a MassChallenge Finalist
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.Link to site
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.
Incorporated and Launched Our Website
Our founding team came together and began working towards our mission as we spread awareness about the importance of ergonomics, fuel efficiency, and wire safety within the industry.
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
Rensselaer Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (REVEAL)
Gained firsthand experience in working with challenges typically faced by start-ups.