Industry Partners Program

The Institute’s Industry Partners Program promotes and facilitates collaborative interactions between partners and the Institute.

Industry Partner benefits include:

  • Access to Institute faculty for research discussions
  • Access to top undergraduate and graduate students for recruiting and internships
  • Expedited awareness of energy-related Intellectual Property
  • Invitation to the Institute's annual research review
  • Recognition as a partner in Institute materials, talks and on the Institute website
  • Complimentary registration for the Institute's major conference, the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency

For details about the Institute’s Industry Partners Program, please contact jen [at] iee [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Jen McJannet).

Industry Partners

                                               

Bloom Energy

Bloom Energy is changing the way the world generates and consumes energy. Bloom’s unique on-site power generation systems utilize an innovative new fuel cell technology with roots in NASA's Mars program. Derived from a common sand-like powder, and leveraging breakthrough advances in materials science, the company’s technology is able to produce clean, reliable, affordable power, practically anywhere, from a wide range of renewable or traditional fuels. Bloom’s Energy Servers™ are among the most efficient energy generators on the planet; providing for significantly reduced electricity costs and dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions. By generating power on-site, where it is consumed, Bloom Energy offers increased electrical reliability and improved energy security, providing a clear path to energy independence.                                                                                

Calient Technologies

CALIENT Technologies is the global leader in adaptive photonic switching with systems that enable dynamic optical layer optimization in next generation data centers and software defined networks. CALIENT’s 3D MEMS switches have demonstrated years of reliability, with eight years of successful continuous operation. With more than 80,000 optical terminations shipped, CALIENT has one of the largest installed bases of photonic switches worldwide. The company designs and fabricates its systems using the state of art MEMS equipment in its own fabrication facility located at its corporate headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA.

Copper Development Association

Copper Development Association

The Copper Development Association is the market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America. Membership in CDA is open to copper producers worldwide and to brass mill, wire mill and foundry fabricators of copper and copper alloys with production facilities in the USA.

Ecomerit Technologies

Ecomerit Technologies engages in the development of transformational sustainability technologies. They innovate and invent, and vet third party technologies. Ecomerit is applying its leaders’ experience in successful wind power technology development, to advancing new power systems based on marine currents, wave energy, solar energy, and energy storage. The company is also developing pumping technology to enhance efficiency in reverse osmosis desalinization, and produces proprietary systems and components for green housing and communities.

Gentherm

Gentherm Inc.

Gentherm Inc. is a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications. Automotive products include actively heated and cooled seat systems and cup holders, heated and ventilated seat systems, thermal storage bins, heated seat and steering wheel systems, cable systems and other electronic devices.  Gentherm Inc.'s advanced technology team is developing more efficient materials for thermoelectrics and systems for waste heat recovery and electrical power generation for the automotive market that may have far-reaching applications for consumer products as well as industrial and technology markets. Gentherm Inc. has locations in 11 countries and over 7,000 employees worldwide.  

HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world.  

PowWow

PowWow Energy

PowWow Energy, Inc. is a leading innovator in the Agriculture & Water sector. Based in Sunnyvale, California, PowWow's team leverages Big Data to solve the problems of ranchers and farmers, and help the environment by making better use of our water and energy resources. Its first product, the smart leak detectorTM, is a CleanTech Open 2013 winner.


Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison is one of the largest electric utilities in California, serving more than 14 million people in a 50,000 square-mile area of central, coastal and Southern California, excluding the City of Los Angeles and certain other cities. Based in Rosemead, California, the utility has been providing electric service in the region for more than 120 years. SCE's service territory includes more than 180 cities. SCE helps their customers stretch their energy dollars through rebates and incentives, and their power mix includes more alternate and renewable energy - from a greater variety of resources - than nearly any other utility in the world.


United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. UTC’s commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators, and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, which includes Carrier heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, as well as fire and security solutions from brands such as Kidde and Chubb. UTC’s aerospace businesses are Sikorsky helicopters, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems. The company also operates a central research organization that pursues technologies for improving the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes. A leader in industry innovation, UTC does business in approximately 180 countries with more than 218,000 employees. In 2012, UTC net sales reached $57.7 billion and its annual investment in research and development was $4 billion.  


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