1. As we've mentioned in a previous blog post, we've brought on a new resource, Micah Bullock, as our Technical Support & Engineering Lead. With a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, he brings technical experience in HVACR, fluid flow, and mechanical design. He is conveniently located near our Ohio-based production facility.
2. We have completed our Alternatives Analysis & Design Research Project with Micah's help and have successfully built a functional systems prototype, a solar/PCM/battery hybrid. Our research will be used for our next project, a minimum viable product for the rail industry.
3. We have applied and received a trademark for "PolarPanel" through the USPTO.
We have just signed on to work with a highly successful grant writing company to help us pursue SBIR grant opportunities for 2019 and 2020. We're excited to start the partnership and look forward to hopefully getting grant awards to pursue our next research project.
In late October, you can catch our Vice President, Viviane Nguyen, at the upcoming 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit, Michigan.