MTEC SmartZone is a business accelerator and incubator funded by the State of Michigan, with facilities in Houghton and Hancock, Michigan. MTEC's stage-specific services and space are suited to technology-based entrepreneurs and growth companies. MTEC partners with researchers from Michigan Technological University to commercialize innovations. Assisted companies serve a broad base of industries including energy, healthcare, transportation, information technology, defense and security, life sciences, and more covering global markets. MTEC's affiliation with the State of Michigan and Federal agencies also provides a host of soft-landing assistance for international firms that would like to enter the United States marketplace.

REL is a HubZone certified small business that specializes in advanced materials and the design and build of custom automated testing and material handling equipment. REL develops and deploys lightweight composite components and energy storage systems. REL’s design/build division engineers and manufactures specialized high strain rate testing equipment, high speed material handling equipment, and custom nondestructive testing equipment. REL performs both commercial and government work where custom engineered solutions are needed for difficult problems. With experts in composite materials, custom equipment design and process design integration, REL brings a broad breadth of experience to each project undertaken.

Hawk Technologies, LLC has been a leader in providing accurately detailed and cost effective CAD services for over 27 years. The designers at Hawk Technologies work as an extension of your design team, whether the service is provided on site or from our office.

The spacious Hawk Technologies facility offers opportunity for performing R&D functions such as initial form fit, and function testing of your ideas. Communication and collaboration between your staff and the Hawk designers can be done through online meetings, video conferences, or in person. Leverage the more than 150 years of design experience in Commercial, Military, and Government industries that our team can bring to your company. We also have extensive experience using Autodesk, Pro-Engineer, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Catia, and MicroStation

BridgeGuard Inc is a bridge scoping services company, utilizing infrared and high definition (HD) digital imagery to detect and document defects in concrete and asphalt overlaid decks as well as various substructure elements.

Using state of the art digital cameras, infrared sensors, GPS interface, and internally developed proprietary software, BridgeGuard is able to perform bridge deck delaminiation surveys at 50 mph providing a visual and infrared record of a bridge’s health.

IR Telemetrics, Inc. engineers, builds, installs, and operates wireless systems that are one of a kind in the world. IRT’s technology monitors engineering parameters as temperature, pressure, strain, acceleration, proximity, etc. 
Component examples include pistons, connecting rods, crankshafts, and valve trains in automatic and diesel engines; blades and rotors in pumps and turbines; gear teeth; bearing; rotating shafts; rotary kilns; tires and wheels; brake rotors. By developing new technologies and products IRT has been able to expand its customer base worldwide.