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Clarkson University Technology Spin-off Timbre Advances in Competition

Timbre, Inc., a technology start-up company spun-off from Clarkson University, has advanced to the semi-finals in the Creative Core Emerging Business Competition in Syracuse.

The company was founded in 2008 by Clarkson civil engineering alumni Matthew Whelan ’04,’05,’09 and Michael Gangone ’05,’06, and Civil & Environmental Engineering Prof. Kerop Janoyan when a New York Times article about their research brought about international attention and interest in commercialization.

Timbre specializes in the development and commercialization of innovative sensor technology for a variety of integrated sensor applications.

They have established the software capabilities, applications expertise, and intellectual property for advanced On-Board Structural Diagnostic platforms. These monitor the operational health of large civil constructions, such as wind turbine towers and highway bridge components.

"We are developing embedded systems and providing pervasive solutions for a number of applications," says Janoyan. "Our proprietary wireless network sensing solution has exceeded the capabilities of leading technology vendors in the market."

Timbre is now actively pursuing product development in a number of interrelated markets through an open-architecture sensing platform, directed top-layer software and hardware customization.

The company is housed in Clarkson’s Shipley Center for Innovation technology incubator.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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