Story excerpt provided by The Youngstown Business Journal.
Written by George Nelson.
WARREN, Ohio – The newest arrivals at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, a battery test module and a power grid simulator, will soon make their home on the second floor of the incubator in downtown Warren.
The new testing equipment, funded in part by a $245,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, are the newest resources being installed to fuel growth of the energy companies the incubator nurtures. Coming soon is a wet lab that will allow companies to conduct chemical testing and related activities.
The new laboratories are the most tangible signs of progress at the 3-year-old incubator, but not the only ones. TBEIC tenants now consist not only of startups that deal directly with its energy mission but also for-profit companies and nonprofits that provide support services. Last year, the incubator began a new program that pairs newer entrepreneurs with more experienced ones to share their stories.
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Originally published March 26, 2018.