Spider9, based in Northville, Michigan, was founded in 2011 at the University of Michigan’s School of Real-Time Computing by a team of Fortune 500 executives that were seeking solutions to increase the performance of renewable energy through the application of intelligent system controls. Spider9 provides energy storage solutions that deliver lower cost, longer life and improved reliability. Their patented technology adds dynamic controls and intelligence to conventional energy components.
Advanced Energy Group (AEG) is a Michigan-based company that works in 10 states in the Midwest, Northeast and Western US, and Ontario, Canada. It provides a wide range of energy conservation and energy production technologies and services through its partner companies. AEG follows the motto “Reduce Before You Produce,” focusing on energy reduction measures with shorter-term payback, before implementing energy production measures. AEG President James Moran sits on the Michigan EIBC Board.
Sakti3, a solid state battery technology developer based in Ann Arbor, is led by Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, Sakti3 is commercializing a breakthrough, high performance, low cost and intrinsically safe solid-state battery technology and was recognized as having one of Technology Review’s Top Ten global technologies for 2011. The company is a spinout of the University of Michigan, where its founding team created laboratories, published over 80 papers on battery technology, and demonstrated its first early prototypes. Sakti3 has been recognized for its innovative approaches with several technical and business awards.
The Right Place is a regional non-profit economic development organization that has served West Michigan since 1985. The Right Place drives regional Economic Development initiatives to stimulate economic growth, wealth creation, and operational excellence by focusing on productivity, innovation, and the retention and creation of quality employment in the West Michigan community. Since its beginning, The Right Place has assisted thousands of West Michigan companies, to invest more than $3 billion in capital and create more than 40,000 jobs. The Right Place is led by President and CEO Birgit Klohs.
ecojiva is a solar installer based in Troy. ecojiva designs and installs turnkey commercial, agricultural, utility-scale and residential grid-tied solar photovoltaics systems. They offer financing solutions, grants processing, technology, design and engineering, installation, real time monitoring and more. Ecojiva is well versed with solar incentives and credits, and have packages available to allow customers to take advantage of these benefits and have great Return on Investment.