Sentient Science

Sentient Science, headquartered in Buffalo, NY, is a trusted third party to operators of rotating mechanical equipment, including wind and gas turbines, rotorcraft and rail. Sentient's DigitalClone Live software provides materials science-based life predictions and life extension actions that reduce costs across six business areas, operations and maintenance, asset management, supply chain, risk management, new business development and CXO governance. Suppliers use DigitalClone Live to improve the efficiency of drive system development programs by reducing cost by 30-40% and schedules by 50-75%. Their product offerings are integrated into the Buy on Life portal, so operators can purchase aftermarket parts based on life, not just price. Sentient Science was founded in 2001 and has been awarded more than $30 Million in Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants to predict the earliest point in time cracks initiation in the microstructure of critical components under actual operating loading conditions. In 2010, NASA validated the small data approach by comparing computational test results from DigitalClone to 30 years of historical physical test data collected on a helicopter spur gear. The technology was honored in 2014 at the White House with the Tibbett’s Award, and the company accepted the 2016 Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneers Award for rapid commercial growth in the renewable market.