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TBEIC Rebrands as Brite Energy Innovators

WARREN, Ohio – The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has rebranded as Brite Energy Innovators to better reflect the work going on inside the downtown Warren incubator, its president and CEO said.

The incubator is home to 13 portfolio companies and 80 workers, Rick Stockburger said in the rebranding announcement.

“We realized that our name didn’t really reflect our future and what our companies were accomplishing here,” he said. “We feel our new name represents the possibility of something more. We believe that when you take Brite people and give them Brite labs for idea creation and commercialization, you create a Brite future for the entire community.”

Companies at Brite work on technologies related to energy storage and efficiency. The incubator has an energy laboratory for companies to test their devices – from batteries and controllers to Internet of Things and microgrid devices – and report results.

Brite has also launched a new website, Brite.org.

The rebranding announcement coincides with Brite’s Energy Storage Building Efficiency Conference, which began Monday and features experts from across the country in several panel discussions.

Tonight’s keynote event, “Leveraging Our Assets,” brings together representatives of Hyperion Motors, Lordstown Motors and Tesla discussing the future of electric-powered vehicles, from manufacturing to selling, in the Mahoning Valley. 

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