What's Happening at Concurrent Design!


Voltabox of Texas, Inc.

Concurrent Design merges with Voltabox of Texas, Inc.

(AUSTIN, TX – March 27, 2018) Concurrent Design, Inc. merges with Voltabox of Texas, Inc. Voltabox is a world leader in electro-mobility, developing and manufacturing Lithium Ion battery systems . Voltabox provides system-specific solutions – for industrial use in demanding market segments with strong market potential, efficiently and flexibly, perfectly designed for the relevant applications, realized from the Voltabox module kits. Concurrent Design will continue to service existing and new clients, and may be reached at a new primary phone number of 512-814-3716. In time, the address will change to 1500 Volta Drive, Cedar Park, Texas 78641. Tom Ortman may be reached at both legacy and new email addresses. (tom.ortman AT voltabox.com).


Medical Design & Manufacturing West

Concurrent Design attends MD&M West

(ANAHEIM, CA – February 6-8, 2018) Concurrent Design will be attending Medical Design & Manufacturing West, North America’s largest annual medtech event scheduled for Feb 6-8, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This conference / expo brings over 20,000 professionals and 2,000 suppliers of medical technology together to discover novel solutions and foster new business relationships.


Central Texas Electronics Association (CTEA) Exposition

Concurrent Design to speak at the Central Texas Electronics Association (CTEA) Exposition

(AUSTIN, TX – October 2, 2017) Concurrent Design will be speaking at the Central Texas Electronics Association (CTEA) Exposition on October 10, 2017. As an engineering design firm working in emerging technologies, we are frequently granted insight into the bleeding edge of pure research, R&D and new product development. Please join us as Tom Ortman shares a few thoughts on where all of this is taking us in “Engineering for Humankind – Bold Predictions for 2018 & beyond”.


Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show and Procurement Conference presented by the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association

Concurrent Design exhibiting at the Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show and Procurement Conference

(AUSTIN, TX – September 25, 2017) Concurrent Design will be exhibiting at the 2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show and Procurement Conference, presented by the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA). The event will focus on two of Concurrent Design’s strategic focus sectors: Semiconductors and Medical Devices. Please come out and join us, Thursday, September 28, along with 75+ regional firms addressing all aspects of manufacturing.


Austin Disaster Relief Network - Hurricane Harvey

Champion (of another kind)

(AUSTIN, TX – September 18, 2017) Concurrent Design takes pride in giving back to the community and the world that has been so good to us. During the recent Hurricane Harvey disaster, Concurrent Design matched staff contributions and raised thousands of dollars for the American Red Cross and the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN).

In particular, we celebrate and applaud the work of Jim Maunder – Vice President of Business Development. Jim has volunteered for ADRN since 2009, providing relief in the floods of San Marcos, Wimberley & Onion Creek; the fires in Bastrop, and many more local disasters. Most recently Jim was an Operations Section Chief during Hurricane Harvey relief efforts providing critical supplies to Houston, Rockport, Aransas Pass and other Texas neighbors. Thank You Jim. You are an inspiration.

Hurricane Harvey: Austin’s Donation Response
Hurricane Harvey: Private Jet Missions


Thomas Dalke USA Masters Gold Medal Champion 2017

Champion! (...again)

(AUSTIN, TX – August 28, 2017) Concurrent Design congratulates and celebrates with our Vice President of Engineering – Thomas Dalke for being a champion once again. Tom is indeed a “Master” at his craft of Javelin Throw. Competing for many years in the “Masters” as well as the “Open” (no age brackets) tournaments, Tom continues to rack up National Championships and World Rankings. Here are just a few;

  • 2017 NCCWMA Championships, Toronto, Ontario Canada – Gold Medal Champion
  • 2017 USA Track & Field National Masters Championships, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Gold Medal Champion
  • 2016 USA Track & Field National Masters Championships, Grand Rapids, Michigan – Gold Medal Champion
  • 2015 World Masters Track and Field Championships, Lyon France – 4th Place in the World
  • 2015 USA Track & Field National Masters Championships, Jacksonville, Florida – Gold Medal Champion


McCombs School of Business

Concurrent Design welcomes Charlie Cox

(AUSTIN, TX – January 18, 2017) Concurrent Design welcomes Charlie Cox, a CleanTech Fellow from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. The CleanTech Fellows program is an experiential learning opportunity for McCombs MBA candidates such as Charlie, who will be with Concurrent Design for a semester long fellowship. During his fellowship Charlie will be assisting Concurrent Design with a number of initiatives, including research into solar photovoltaics, solar thermal processes, solar powered transport and atmospheric water generation. Charlie’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Energy & Development Studies from the University of Cape Town. Prior to pursuing his MBA at McCombs Charlie worked in renewable energy project development and construction in South Africa. His primary focus was on biomass combustion projects but he now hopes to transition into energy storage.


Solar Business Festival

Concurrent Design sponsors the inaugural Solar Business Festival

(AUSTIN, TX – December 02, 2016) The inaugural Texas Solar Business Festival was held in Austin Friday, December 02, 2016. Concurrent Design served as a media sponsor in conjunction with Sun Radio – 103.1FM - KDRP. Concurrent Design sent a team of staff to attend, learn, network and support this event. While Texas may hold the greatest potential of any state for solar energy power production, the business of growing solar has just barely started here. (Texas’ very low electrical power pricing has held back development.) This is starting to change. Thus the timing of the Texas Solar Business Festival (SBF) may be prescient.


Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase

Concurrent Design attends the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase

(AUSTIN, TX – November 29 - December 01, 2016) This week Austin was virtually overrun with Energy conferences. In addition to the Texas Solar Business Festival later this week, the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase conference came to town along with a huge swath of Defense (and non-Defense) related professionals. In its fourth incarnation, the event has expanded to include: The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenge, The Defense Energy Summit and The SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. The event was produced by some of our colleagues at TechConnect, in partnership with NSTXL (The National Security Technology Accelerator) and led by CleanTX veterans Matt Laudon and Joseph Kopser. With a focus on Energy, Medical and Advanced Materials Technologies, Concurrent Design was in attendance to explore new opportunities.


National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Personnel from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will visit Concurrent Design

(GOLDEN, CO – September 28, 2016) Personnel from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will visit Concurrent Design and our partners; Pecan Street, Inc. at the Pike Powers Lab in Austin on October 11 & 12, 2016). The visit is intended as a next step in the Department of Energy SunShot Award: “Energy Switch” project. The NREL personnel will verify the five modes of operation of the Energy Switch, including two-way power flow as well as other performance metrics.


Solar Power International

Concurrent Design will be attending Solar Power International

(LAS VEGAS, NV - September 09, 2016) A team from Concurrent Design will be attending Solar Power International at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada again this year from September 11 through 15, 2016. We have already spoken with many friends and colleagues who will be attending. We look forward to connecting with you in Vegas.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Concurrent Design is invited to speak at the IEEE Photovoltaic Module Level Electronics Standards Workshop

(AUSTIN, TX – August 17, 2016) Concurrent Design announces that they have been invited to speak at the IEEE Photovoltaic Module Level Electronics Standards Workshop to be held on Friday October 21, 2016 at Austin Energy, 2526 Kramer Lane, Austin, TX 78758. This Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) event is produced by the IEEE Power & Energy, Power Electronic, Industrial Application and Industrial Electronic Societies – Austin Joint Chapter. In addition to speaking, Concurrent Design will also be a featured sponsor at this event. This one-day workshop will provide instruction on the recent changes to the applicable standards of photovoltaic module level electronics design and installation, such as UL 1741 SA, CPUC Rule 21, IEEE1547 and NEC. Presentations will also cover specs and operation, monitor communications, and functionality of AC module systems that use built in microinverters. In addition, there will be exhibits by industry experts regarding the design and installation of solar powered systems and equipment. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a PDH certificate for eight hours.


SEMICON West  Intersolar North America

Concurrent Design will be attending SEMICON West and InterSolar

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 11-14, 2016) Concurrent Design will be attending SEMICON West and InterSolar at the Moscone Center in San Francisco again this year. We look forward to connecting with many friends and colleagues.


Joint Center For Energy Storage Research

Concurrent Design attends the JCESR symposium on Microgrids and Energy Storage

(ARLINGTON, TX - February 10, 2016) Concurrent Design's Tom Ortman is attending the JCESR (Joint Center for Energy Storage Research) symposium on Microgrids and Energy Storage that is being held at The University of Texas at Arlington. Yesterday, he toured the UTA Pulsed Power & Energy Lab, along with Oncor's Technology Demonstration and Education Center - one of the most advanced Microgrid Systems in the country.


Texas Medical Device Alliance

Concurrent Design is a panelist at Texas Medical Devices Alliance

(AUSTIN, TX - February 02, 2016) Concurrent Design's Tom Ortman will be a panelist at the next Texas Medical Devices Alliance. The panel made of local entrepreneurs will address the subject of "If I knew then what I know now and the mistakes that taught me the most". Join us February 02 at TMDA.


SunShot Initiative

Concurrent Design receives U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Grant for Smart Energy Switch

(AUSTIN, TX - November 17, 2015) Concurrent Design has received a one-year, $1 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. With support from Pecan Street Inc., the company will develop an advanced prototype of Energy Switch, a home energy device that manages the flow of electricity between a home, the home’s solar panels, an on-site battery, back-up generation, and the electric grid.

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Related information
ENERGY.GOV >>> Web-site Announcement of Award & Project Profile
PECAN STREET, Inc. >>> Award Press Release


Austin Energy GreenChoice

Concurrent Design has been invited by Austin Energy to contribute concepts and ideas to the “Electric Avenue” demonstration project

(AUSTIN, TX - March 30, 2015) Concurrent Design has been invited by Austin Energy to contribute concepts and ideas to the “Electric Avenue” demonstration project. This high profile project (now renamed “Electric Drive”) is being developed as part of the historic Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment project in central Austin. The project will include a DC Fast Charger, a Level 2 Charger and a solar installation. This demonstration project is intended to showcase the potential of electric vehicles, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and the prospect of every day driving to be fueled by sunshine.


SolarWing

Concurrent Design begins driving on Sunshine!

(AUSTIN, TX - March 14, 2014) Concurrent Design is committed to clean solar energy. On March 4, 2014 we officially began to "walk the walk" as we introduced our SolarWing-powered electric car charger. Employees and visitors are now able to top off their plug-in electric vehicles (PEV's) using clean energy produced by the sun. We currently offer one solar-powered charging station and have the infrastructure in place for one more as demand increases.

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