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Trillium Technology

Space Glass

The first whisky glass engineered and tested in Microgravity

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Space tourists can enjoy whisky in zero-G

  ...Where anyone can build and deploy a nanoSatellite in seconds

  A future where science is advanced by citizens and the tech for citizen science can be fabricated anywhere

Dropfab

A self-contained deployable Fablab facility for building open hardware technologies to enable citizen science across the globe.

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ULTRASCOPE

An Automated Robotic Observatory (ARO) developed for amateurs to help identify and characterize Near Earth Asteroids.

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Fuelpod

A robust rapid deployment smart energy microgrid for disaster response.

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  Where amateur astronomers can help NASA protect our planet from incoming Asteroids.

And where power and WiFi can be rapidly deployed within the first 24 hours after a natural disaster

  ...A future where we explore, monitor & protect our oceans...

  Where we can measure the health of the sea to understand the impact of CO2 saturation

PHI

The Planetary Health Index (PHI) is a platform for measuring and assessing the ecological health of nature — AKA natural capital — enabling better stewardship of our planet.

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  ...And the health of an ecosystem can be determined in real time

THE OPEN SPACE AGENCY

Dedicated to unlocking the talent, insight and creativity of citizen space explorers around the world.

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  ...Where everyone can have their own space program

Frontier Development Lab

An applied research accelerator for AI driven science.

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  ...And machine intelligence can be used to mine vast quantities of astronomical data for new discoveries

  At Trillium, we develop Keystone Technologies To Solve

How We Work

At the heart of how we work is Trillium’s “Mission Oriented” approach. Every system we build is developed with a specific Mission objective in mind. Whether it's a system to bring together Machine Learning experts and Planetary Scientists for planetary defense or building an embedded Artificial Intelligence for ocean conservation and monitoring, there's always a specific mission which drives us.

We don’t do it alone. Part of our methodology requires that there’s always one or more Mission Partners who we work with to tackle these grand challenges. In doing so we match our own expertise and passion in System Design and Systems Intelligence to the resources and objectives of a strong partnership network.


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THE PROJECT:

The first whisky glass engineered and tested in Microgravity

THE MISSION:

The venerable scottish whisky, Ballantines, approached us with a big idea: is it possible to design a ‘space glass’ that allows future space explorers to ‘take whisky with us’? The result was a drinking system for both loading and and consuming any liquid in zero-gravity.

THE STORY SO FAR:

Whiskey aside, there are numerous applications for the technology and design behind space glass, such as drinking coffee; a vital part of an astronaut’s daily routine. To test these applications we used the ZARM Zero-G drop tower, and successfully demonstrated the space glass working in micro-gravity - conditions almost identical to those in orbit. You can read more of the Space Glass story on the Medium page.

30

3D PRINTED PROTOTYPES

14

MILLION VIDEO VIEWS

1

BILLION MEDIA IMPRESSIONS

8.2

SECONDS OF MICROGRAVITY

MISSION PARTNERS:

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THE PROJECT:

A self-contained deployable fabrication facility for building open hardware technologies in the developing world.

THE MISSION:

In our journey of developing multiple open source hardware projects, we discovered that the biggest challenge for citizen science communities was not the lack of creative ideas, but rather the lack of the appropriate tools necessary to manifest such ideas. The Mission of DropFab is to provide the tools to build, adapt and repair any open hardware project, packed in a portable shipping container sized “Fab” unit.

THE STORY SO FAR:

For DropFab we've partnered with Wevolver, the 3DIY Innovation award winner at SXSW 2016, to assess the needs of the world's largest repository of open hardware projects. The DropFab is currently being designed along with an inventory of the Fab Lab tools and machines needed to support citizen science projects anywhere in the world.

We believe Open Hardware is poised to change the world and we’re looking for mission partners to take Drop Fab to the next stage.

1

RECYCLED SHIPPING CONTAINER

2

CARBON COMPOSITE 3D PRINTERS

MISSION PARTNERS:

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THE PROJECT:

An Automated Robotic Observatory (ARO) developed for amateurs to help identify and characterize Near Earth Asteroids.

THE MISSION:

In 2013 the White House set NASA the Grand Challenge to “find all asteroid threats to human populations and know what to do about them”. While the task of detecting asteroids requires space based assets, knowing what to do about them requires “follow-up” observations from the ground as Near Earth Objects (NEOs) pass by close to Earth. We set out to develop an open hardware robotic observatory that could use of the shelf technology - such as mobile phones and Raspberry Pi - to allow anyone to be an asteroid hunter.

THE STORY SO FAR:

With our Mission Partners Qualcomm and Microsoft the technology demonstrator of the Ultrascope robotic observatory - the Ultrascope Explorer (UEX) - was built in 2014 and has demonstrated the capability of observing large, ‘main belt’ asteroids, with a smartphone. Trillium is currently building Ultrascope Odyssey (UOD), an observatory three times larger than the UEX and capable of characterizing the small and dark NEOs that present a threat to Earth. For more information on the Ultrascope visit The Open Space Agency.

2.7

THOUSAND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

55

3D PRINTED PARTS

1

WHITE HOUSE VISIT

MISSION PARTNERS:

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THE PROJECT:

A robust rapid deployment smart energy microgrid for disaster response.

THE MISSION:

The Mission of FuelPod is to help impacted communities get through the first few days of a disaster by providing an integrated energy storage and power unit capable of maintaining constant grid power for powering cookers, lights, refrigeration, phones, medical devices, etc. The embedded intelligence combined with network connectivity allows for easy and efficient management of a network of FuelPod units in the same way largescale powergrids are managed and optimised today.

THE STORY SO FAR:

The FuelPod is currently in the design-testing phase, with key components and prototypes having already been developed. The communications hub, along with the battery pack, power management, remote grid management and robust hard-shell have already been designed and tested in a first prototype.

We are looking for partners to help us run our first pilot in mid-2016.

346

NATURAL DISASTERS IN 2015

50

FIRST HOURS, THE MOST
CRITICAL TIME AFTER DISASTER.

14

DAYS OF REFRIGERATION
PER CHARGE.

2.2K

LITER OF PURIFIED WATER
PER CHARGE

MISSION PARTNERS:

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THE PROJECT:

The Planetary Health Index (PHI) is a platform for measuring and assessing the ecological health of nature assets.

THE MISSION:

The Mission of the Planetary Health Index (PHI) is to build a platform for measuring and monitoring the ecological health of the planet. Similar to financial capital, PHI enables the ability to assess "natural capital," the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, and water at a given point on the planet.

THE STORY SO FAR:

The user interface and system structure of PHI is currently under development. The PHI technologies include a dedicated nanosatellite network with imaging payloads ground-truthed with local environmental data.

Trillium is currently negotiating a pilot demonstration of PHI with Mission Partners from the financial sector and looking for additional Technology and Application Mission Partners.

4.9

MILLION BARRELS OF OIL
FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL.

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THOUSAND SQUARE KM
AMAZON DEFORESATION IN 2004.

800

THOUSAND LOST LIVELIHOODS IN
SYRIA DUE TO DROUGHT.

MISSION PARTNERS:

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THE PROJECT:

Dedicated to unlocking the talent, insight and creativity of citizen space explorers around the world.

THE MISSION:

Until recently, the only organizations that could contemplate space exploration were governments or large corporations. However, much like the birth of the personal computer in the 1970s, a technology ecosystem has evolved allowing anyone with bold dreams to access and explore the final frontier.
We established the Open Space Agency (OSA) as a platform for everyday citizens to come together to “have their own space program” and be part of this revolution.

THE STORY SO FAR:

OSA has become a vehicle for supporting the work of NASA with new innovation tools, such as open hardware, open innovation, citizen science and citizen storytelling. Over the past three years we’ve been applying all these tools to help NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge. Read more on the OSA website.

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COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

6

CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECTS

2.7K

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

MISSION PARTNERS:

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THE PROJECT:

An applied research accelerator for AI driven science.

THE MISSION:

Frontier Development Lab is an applied research accelerator designed to enhance NASA’s capability set by matching emerging talent from academia with peers and technologies within the private sector.

THE STORY SO FAR:

As part of our work with NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge we became aware that breakthroughs in machine learning being developed within the private sector were extremely useful to the work of planetary scientists tasked with finding the 99% of potentially hazardous objects we still can’t see. To make this vision a reality we partnered with NASA, NVIDIA and SETI to launch the first inaugural Frontier Development Lab in the Summer of 2016 focused on applying machine learning technologies to the task of planetary defense. Read more on the Frontier Development Lab website.

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BOLIDE EVENTS SINCE 1994

1ST

PLANETARY DEFENSE ACCELERATOR

9

PARTICIPANTS

6

WEEKS AT
NASA AMES AND SETI

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