WARREN, Ohio – Thanks to its inclusion in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has new network of clean-technology companies and researchers regionally and across the country to tap into.
“When we were picking through what we could do to bring more clean-tech companies to the forefront, a lot of that had to do with outreach and understanding energy storage and building energy clusters,” says Rick Stockburger, vice president and chief operating officer of TBEIC. “It goes beyond these arbitrary borders that are state lines for our regular funding, to find the best practices in Appalachia, find companies doing great work and develop that cluster mentality.”
Last week, the national clean-technology incubator program, funded by operated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Wells Fargo Foundation, announced the Warren incubator as the recipient of the Innovation Incubator Channel Partner Award. TBEIC has been a channel partner since July 2018.