WE BELIEVE OUR INCREASINGLY AUTOMATED AND MECHANIZED WORLD REQUIRES FUNDAMENTALLY NEW WAYS OF PRODUCING MOTION.
Where others want better magnets or copper inside their motor, we are delivering – and are uniquely qualified to deliver – a motor better suited to this emerging world.
Drs. Dan Ludois and Justin Reed founded C-Motive after graduating from the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) within the University of Wisconsin. WEMPEC is a world-renowned research group with ties to the most influential players in the power engineering industry.
While the founders developed their patented technology independently from the University of Wisconsin, they elected to partner with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for intellectual property protection. WARF also is a seed-stage investor in C-Motive, along with the Wisconsin School of Business’s WAVE and Daniel H. Neviaser Entrepreneurship Funds and prominent entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. C-Motive exceeded their initial seed-stage
fundraising goals and received numerous awards for their technology, including the WARF Innovation Award for their electrostatic motor patent.
The sons of engineers, C-Motive’s founders are instilled with the value of hard work. They’re drawn to creating technologies that improve the operation of heavy equipment and machines rather than focusing on another app for convenience or consumer electronics. “We want to produce technology that matters on a large scale and will endure for decades to come,” says Chief Executive Officer Reed.
C-Motive works each day to improve their products to make industry more profitable. “We’d love to bring the industrial boom back,” says Chief Science Officer Ludois.