The Institute’s Industry Partners Program is a formalized program through which companies, energy-related nonprofits and government agencies, may choose to engage with the Institute and its research groups.  Companies may choose to join the program at any one of the following partnership levels. Special partnership arrangements are available to energy-related nonprofits and government agencies:

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Benefit Partner Gold Partner Platinum Partner
Invitations to research reviews, recruiting sessions and other periodic events
Recognition at appropriate level in institute materials and on website
Joint research opportunities
Upgradability to higher level of partnership  
Personalized campus visits with faculty to explore research  
Regular reports of research results and available intellectual property  
Facilitate agreements for selected intellectual property  
Personalized on-campus recruiting  
Opportunity to try out new equipment, software and ideas in IEE labs  
Negotiate long-term use of on-campus offices*  
Special invitation-only events or sessions  
Facilitated access to view newly available results and intellectual property    
On-campus shared visiting offices for short term use*    
Seat on Institute's Global Advisory Board    

Committed to 100% renewable energy since 2018, Meta has long believed that the first step is always to use the least amount of energy possible by building and operating the most energy efficient data centers in the industry. Meta has committed to reaching net zero emissions across its value chain in 2030.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise helps customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value, in turn transforming industries, markets and lives. HPE delivers high-quality, high-value products, consulting, and support services in a single package, with industry-leading positions in servers, storage, wired and wireless networking, converged systems, software, services and cloud. With customized financing solutions and strategy, HPE provides the right tech solutions for customers’ unique business goals. HPE makes IT environments more efficient, productive and secure, enabling fast, flexible responses to a rapidly changing competitive landscape.


Our mission is to help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities. The same solution-oriented spirit that fuels our business success also drives our philanthropic efforts. That’s why we invest globally in nonprofit and social impact organizations whose work is critical to solving the challenges facing society today—and tomorrow. At Oracle, we know that ensuring the health of our planet calls for bold and urgent action. We’re committed to building a more sustainable future and empowering our employees to do the same.

socal 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. 

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Keysight empowers innovators to explore, design, and bring world-changing technologies to life. Their software-centric solutions serve across the design and development environment, enabling customers to deliver tomorrow’s breakthroughs at speed and with reduced risk. Keysight allows customers to push the boundaries of engineering by quickly solving electronic design, network emulation, and test challenges to create the best product experiences. Keysight helps improve customers' design and development process, optimize their network, and harness AI and digital twins to develop new solutions around 5G and 6G, EV and AV, IoT, and quantum computing.


Intel is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.


CISCO SYSTEMS INC. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, Cisco solutions are the networking foundations for service providers, small to medium business and enterprise customers which   includes corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions. Cisco's networking solutions connect people, computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system.


Agmonitor Inc. (AgMonitor) was founded with the mission to provide “answers, not just data” to the agriculture and food sector. They use advanced data mining techniques to solve the most pressing problems that growers and processors have in their fields or their facilities. AgMonitor’s platform gathers terabytes of data from across the food chain, and their products deliver value on day-one without any new hardware to install.

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Enterprises are moving quickly to take advantage of best-of-breed services across multiple cloud providers. For many, a multi-cloud strategy also means siloed operations, increased costs, and tradeoffs between developer velocity and IT control. With VMware, there are no tradeoffs. We make multi-cloud easy with a family of multi-cloud services designed to build, run, manage and secure any app on any cloud.


Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Their solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security, and AI to drive realbusiness results. They believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability, and equality.

morton photonics

Morton Photonics is a fabless design house developing advanced photonic component and sub-system technologies that enable Microwave Photonics and Sensing Systems, plus applications of these technologies in future datacenter, datacom and optical fiber communications systems.​​  Our focus is on photonic integration on the Silicon Photonics Platform, taking advantage of CMOS Foundry capabilities to manufacture Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) devices at high volume and with low cost.  Our approach includes heterogeneous integration of additional materials to provide the required performance; III-V materials for optical gain, linear phase modulation and detection; silicon nitride for ultra-low loss waveguides and components; magneto-optical material for optical isolation; and PZT for ultra-low power actuators.


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.

freedom photonics

FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC (a Luminar company) is a manufacturer of unique and innovative photonic components, modules and subsystems. Our advanced photonic integration platforms and world-record semiconductor laser and photodetector technologies are enabling our products in optical sensing, high-performance optical interconnects and fiber optic communications applications.

At the same time, we are expanding our technology core and application space to the areas of high-power laser pumps, atomic and quantum sensing, artificial intelligence and deep learning, as well as for quantum and cryogenic communication applications.

If one of our standard products does not work for you, and you have a need that can be met through customizing our core photonic technology in Indium Phosphide, Gallium Arsenide or Silicon, we will be happy to provide a private label solution to support your needs

challenger cable

Challenger Cable Sales provides design, development, advanced engineering, and stocking distribution of power supplies, optical test and measurement equipment, power cords, and specialty cabling products. For over 35 years, Challenger Cable Sales has catered to the Broadband, CATV, and Telecommunication industries. Supplying quality brand of products that function well and perform reliably in our customers’ networks.


Transphorm is a global semiconductor company, leading the GaN Revolution with the highest performance, highest reliability GaN devices for high voltage power conversion applications. To ensure this, Transphorm deploys its unique vertically-integrated business approach that leverages the industry’s most experienced GaN engineering team at every development stage: design, fabrication, device and application support. This approach, backed by one of the industry’s largest IP portfolios with over 1000 patents, has yielded the industry’s only JEDEC- and AEC-Q101-qualified GaN FETs. Transphorm’s innovations are moving power electronics beyond the limitations of silicon to achieve over 99% efficiency, 40% more power density and 20% lower system cost—and here’s how we do it.


We develop optical connectivity solutions to scale computing and A.I. The resurgence of chip investments has driven an upward inflection in the performance of individual compute chips, but the ability of those chips to communicate with one-another has not kept pace. Communication, not computation, is now the system level bottleneck in large-scale computing and AI applications. Quintessent is developing connectivity solutions to break the chip communication bottleneck and future-proof compute scaling.

Nexus Photonics

Nexus Photonics is commercializing photonic integrated circuit (PIC) platform with integrated sources supporting operation from blue to infrared. Our technology redefines what’s possible for design and development across a multitude of markets including AR/VR, Quantum, AI, Healthcare, PNT, RF, and more. PICs are fabricated using commercial CMOS-compatible processes enabling drastic scaling of size and cost and bringing advanced PICs to the consumers.