our partners

AIEC thanks the following research partners for their generous donations.


Digi International, Inc.

Digi International, Inc. (Digi) was formed in 1985—long before anyone coined the term the Internet of Things. We’ve always focused on connecting things, starting with intelligent multiport serial boards for PCs.

As wireless data technologies evolved, we invented right along with it, expanding our product lines with RF modules, gateways, and cellular routers to build critical communications infrastructures, plus embedded wireless system on module (SoM) and single-board computer (SBC) offerings for makers of next generation connected products.


Global Solar, A Hanergy Company

Founded in 1996, Global Solar Energy,® Inc (GSE) has evolved into a leading manufacturer of thin-film CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide) solar solutions, with more flexible, thin film solar modules installed than any existing company.  GSE’s lightweight and flexible solar power has been integrated into commercial, residential, off-grid and mobile applications across the globe. Among GSE’s most innovative contributions are solutions for the Building Applied Photovoltaic (BAPV) and transportation markets, where we are redefining solar power. Our industry-leading, high efficiency thin-film solar material also allows us to partner with other industry leaders to create innovative, efficient, and effective products. Together, we are redefining how we build and power the world around us, both on and off-grid.


Vectornav, Embedded Navigation Solutions

VectorNav Technologies is the leading innovator and manufacturer of embedded navigation solutions using the latest in MEMS inertial sensor and GPS/GNSS technology. Founded in 2008, VectorNav Technologies is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA and is an AS9100 certified company.