What if we could collect a significant portion of the otherwise-wasted kinetic energy from vehicles in motion on roadways and use it to power surrounding facilities in a sustainable way?

Deeply thinking about this question, and the extensive research that followed, ultimately lead to the development of RoadPower, an innovative clean power-generation platform that does exactly that.

Our Team

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Ryan McIntosh

Ryan is the Founder & CEO at RoadPower Systems.

Prior to founding RoadPower, Ryan managed highly visible, org-wide technical projects for a multinational Fortune 500 organization. He has worked at the intersection of business and technology for multiple Park Avenue, NYC investment banks including J.P. Morgan and Mizuho Securities. Ryan has experience in the solar industry where he's held a wide-variety of roles in marketing management, project coordination, system design and construction management.

Ryan is also a life-long inventor & fabricator and has hands-on prototyping experience. He has designed & developed various air & ground-based robotic-vehicle platforms, clean energy generation systems and related experimental systems. Ryan is an experienced 2D/3D CAD designer, has experience with 3D printing & digital fabrication, and has programmed micro controllers & autonomous flight computers. He graduated in 2011 with honors Cum Laude w/ a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management. Ryan possesses a unique combination of business and engineering knowledge & experience.

 
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Darshan Venkatesh Babu

Darshan is Cofounder and CTO at RoadPower Systems.

He is an experienced electrical engineer with his most recent role being a Solar PV system design engineer for commercial buildings, utility-scale projects and community solar initiatives in New York State. Darshan was previously with the Indian Space Research Organization - the NASA of India - where he acquired hands-on experience in high voltage systems and their related safety protocols. He has worked as an electronics lab research assistant at the Stevens Institute of Technology where he also acquire a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering. Darshan is passionate about the advancement of technology intersecting with sustainability and clean energy.


Incubator Memberships

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The Stevens Venture Center (SVC) provides a dynamic, collaborative environment where selected entrepreneurs can develop promising concepts and technologies into thriving businesses. It nurtures Stevens-affiliated entrepreneurs with technology support, opportunities to share best practices and experiences, networking with resources such as legal & accounting experts and investors, as well as education in building a successful business. The SVC provides the infrastructure, resources, training and support to bring entrepreneurial dreams closer to reality.



The Futureworks Incubator is one of America’s largest urban hardware programs and gets startups investor-ready through expert mentorship, a series of essential workshops, and a community of supportive founders that help each other scale.


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Urbantech NYC is a comprehensive program run by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with various tech and innovation entities across the city. NYCEDC has invested in the expansion of the urban tech ecosystem through targeted programming dedicated to supporting an inclusive and dynamic home for cutting edge technology. Urbantech NYC supports innovative companies who develop hardware and software solutions to the city's most pressing urban challenges.


Press & Mentions


From Stained Glass Solar Panels to Infrared Driving Vision: Introducing Futureworks Incubator Fellows

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Futureworks Incubator returns in 2019 with a new class of hardware companies from across New York City. After reading through 100 applicants and conducting 30 interviews, NYCEDC and SecondMuse selected 15 startups to join the Futureworks Incubator Fellows track, a more intensive programming cohort within the broader Futureworks Incubator.

RoadPower is a kinetic energy collection system that enables commercial & industrial facilities to generate their own grid- grade electricity using the energy recovered from vehicles in motion on their property. RoadPower is easily installed into the pavement of a roadway or lot and safely generates electricity with each passing vehicle. Mindbending, and based in New Jersey.

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For ‘Vehicle-To-Grid’ Startup, All Roads Lead To CEBIP

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The wheels are turning: Innovators Ryan McIntosh and Darshan Venkatesh believe they can advance the science of "vehicle-to-grid" electric power generation -- and to prove it, they're taking their kinetic talents to CEBIP.

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Stevens’ Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Provide the Expertise and Perspective Young Companies Need

Ryan the CEO of RoadPower, said that at this stage of his company’s lifecycle, having access to the caliber of advice provided by the EIRs is priceless. “Cecily has been invaluable in giving us perspective, not only into the energy industry, but also into what it takes to commercialize a product and reach potential customers,” he said.

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