Global power technology company, Smart Wires, accepted the 2021 Cleantech Impact Award for Economic Development on Wednesday at the Awards Ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The 2021 Cleantech Impact Award for Economic Development award recognizes Smart Wires’ contribution to driving cleantech innovation and workforce development in North Carolina. This award is given by the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.
Earlier this year, Smart Wires announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina, to better position the Company to support strong momentum across its key growth markets. The new site will open in early 2022 and will be home to state-of-the-art laboratories, and office space.
Access to highly skilled, globally oriented talent was one of the key drivers in Smart Wires’ decision to move to the smart grid business hub of North Carolina, alongside the exceptional facilities at RTP, as it plans to add 250 personnel to its US operations over the next five years. Smart Wires is passionate about creating a great place to work at RTP that supports the professional and overall wellness needs of its excellent team.
The new research & development and testing & validation laboratories have been expertly designed, with state-of-the-art technical equipment and ergonomic workstations designed to support the work and safety needs of our technicians and engineers working in the lab. The laboratory will support Smart Wires continued research and development on existing and new products that advance the energy transition.
Smart Wires’ Shannon Ross, Chief People Officer, and Haroon Inam, Chief Technology Officer, accepted the award at the Awards Ceremony in Raleigh.
“We’re excited to start welcoming our team to the new RTP site early next year, and we look forward to joining the vibrant thriving community of businesses who are already here,” said Shannon Ross.
Haroon Inam said, “Smart Wires has a team of world-class engineers that are leading the way in developing technologies to help electric utilities all around the world to evolve their grids. Our new laboratories and growing team in North Carolina will enable us to expand our product development, access R&D partnerships and benefit from the local manufacturing know-how and infrastructure.”