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Innovative solutions for Thermal Management to achieve power density

Presented by Michael Offik
Director of Packaged Solutions


ABB Power Density Startup Challenge
Winner award – 
Collaboration project worth up to $30,000 


Innovative solutions for Thermal Management to achieve power density
Re-thinking thermal management in electric motors and drives to reduce overall size while maintaining industrial performance (durability, vibration, electromagnetics) and market competitiveness.

The ABB NEMA motors division is the #1 market leader in low voltage NEMA electric motors globally and has over 100 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and marketing industrial electric motors.  Our motors are used to power manufacturing equipment and processes around the world.  Almost half of the world’s electricity is connected to electric motors, and packaging motors with drives can reduce energy consumption by up to 30%, providing a significant benefit for our customers and the environment.  Our goal is to integrate the drive’s electronics seamlessly into the motor, making it easy for our customers to adopt an energy-saving solution.​

Better thermal management for integrated solutions is key. 

Thermal management is a limiting factor in integrating motors and drives. We are looking for new ways to remove the thermal losses of a motor to aid in increasing power density while successfully packaging and integrating the drive and motor.  The solution needs to operate in an industrial environment with varying temperature, vibration and other harsh conditions (humid, dusty, etc.).  To overcome the challenge, we hope to receive a sustainable, simple and cost-effective solution that can be applied across a wide range of product ratings, applications and industries.

Please join me and my colleagues at ABB to innovate solutions for this integration.

Start by applying to our Power Density startup challenge today.


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Application period is closed

Awards for the winner: 

  • Up to $30,000 for a collaboration with ABB Motion NEMA Motors to develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that can be productized and offered to ABB customers

  • 6 month free SynerLeap Special Membership, ABB's startup accelerator, which will boost your growth and visibility across ABB, our partners and customers (Value $10'000)

Collaborate with ABB experts

  • You will receive expert support from ABB during the 10 days of competition


Michael Offik
Director of Packaged Solutions


Tucker Woodson
Director of Research & Development


Lorenzo Mazza
Technology Manager


About ABB Motion NEMA Motors

ABB Drives is a global technology leader serving industries, infrastructure and machine builders with world-class drives, drive systems and packages. We help our customers, partners and equipment manufacturers to improve energy efficiency, asset reliability, productivity, safety and performance.


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