Five Innovative New Smart Grid Companies Join Illinois Smart Grid Innovation Cluster
CHICAGO, Ill. (April 19, 2012) – The Illinois Smart Grid Regional Innovation Cluster (ISGRIC) today announced the selection of five new companies to join its innovation acceleration platform. The ISGRIC is a collaborative ecosystem designed to support smart grid innovators in order to enhance market opportunities, accelerate business and product development, advance a smarter electric grid and create jobs.
The ISGRIC’s partner organizations include the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Clean Energy Trust, the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition and O-H Community Partners.
The following smart grid companies will receive business, technical, public relations and commercialization assistance through the ISGRIC:
- Root Energy
Direct support from the ISGRIC gives companies the ability to utilize space at Illinois Institute of Technology, receive business development support though IIT’s Stuart School of Business, technical and public relations assistance through IIT’s Robert W. Galvin Center Center for Electricity Innovation, and commercialization support through project partners Clean Energy Trust and O-H Community Partners.
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