Private Sector Partners


Founded in 1998, Aldevron provides products and services for DNA Vaccine and Gene Therapy researchers. Aldevron’s core services are production of ultra-pure plasmid DNA and its patented genetic immunization. More than 20 countries worldwide utilize the Fargo-based company’s service for innovative disease research to discover cures for such diseases as AIDS, Alzheimer’s and cancer.


Alien Technology
Founded in 1994, Alien Technology® is a leading technology and product provider of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integrated Circuits (IC), tags, readers and professional services. Alien® Gen 2 products, along with software solutions from partners, help solve business problems for customers to improve productivity, processes, security and asset tracking for closed-loop and supply chain systems for consumer packaged goods, retail, manufacturing, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, government and defense, and other industries.


Bobcat Company
Bobcat Company set roots in 1947 as Melroe Manufacturing Company, because hearty souls on the Northern Plains were not satisfied with doing things the way they always had. Today, as it always has the company emphasizes quality in products and workmanship, and cooperative relationships among customers, dealers, business associates and employees. Bobcat Company designs, manufactures, distributes and supports compact equipment for global construction, industrial, landscaping and agricultural markets. Bobcat Company, a business of Doosan Infracore International (a US-based subsidiary of Doosan Infracore), is North Dakota’s largest manufacturer, and employs more than 3,300 people around the world.


Crane Wireless Monitoring Solutions
Wireless Monitoring Solutions, a Crane Co. business, is a leading provider of wireless sensor networks for industrial, commercial and government applications, including Oil & Gas, Security and Vending markets. With its wireless sensor products and remote monitoring services, Wireless Monitoring Solutions provides a complete, end-to-end intelligent monitoring solution that transforms data into business knowledge and provides continuous and real-time information, allowing organizations to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, improve customer service and optimize revenues.


International Technology Center
The International Technology Center is a non-profit research center located in Research Triangle Park, N.C. ITC was established to foster economic development through technologies resulting from applied research programs. ITC makes use of micro- and nanofabrication technologies along with new materials and processes to develop novel device and sensors.


Pedigree Technologies
Pedigree Technologies is a leader in the field of intelligent asset management systems.  Pedigree is the developer of the “Lineage Services Platform,” an advanced software and hardware platform that unites the power of wireless technologies, embedded sensor networking technologies and the World Wide Web.  Pedigree’s Lineage Services Platform enables service organizations and original equipment manufacturers to deliver remote real time product performance information and outstanding post sales support & response for their customers’ serviceable machinery and equipment via a secure Web browser from anywhere in the world.


SatCon Technology Corporation
SatCon Technology Corporation, incorporated in 1986, is an industry leader in the development and manufacturer of power electronics and control systems. SatCon offers diversified and sophisticated power products for the Alternative Energy, Hybrid-Electric Vehicle, Grid Support, High Reliability Electronics and Advanced Power Technology markets.


Seashell Technology LLC
Seashell Technology LLC, a privately held San Diego-based nanotechnology company, is engaged in the development and production of composite materials of different size and shape with micro- and nanoscale features. They supply nanoparticles and nanostructured materials for academic research, development projects and for industrial processes. The unique properties of these materials and devices are utilized for biomedical, photonic, thermal, electronic, metrology, environmental and defense applications.


Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection is part of the global technology business Smiths Group. It offers advanced integrated security solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide and is a leading technology developer and manufacturer of sensors that detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons, and contraband. Its advanced technology security solutions also include Smiths Heimann x-ray imaging systems, millimeter-wave technology and a specialist software supply business for the management of large sensor and video surveillance networks. Separate business units focus on related products for the life sciences, and food manufacturing industries.


Superconductor Technologies, Inc. (STI)
Superconductor Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCON) (“STI”), headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calf., is a leading provider of advanced wireless solutions, innovative adaptive filtering, and world class cryogenics products for commercial and government applications. STI provides a full range of high performance infrastructure products for wireless voice and data applications. Its SuperLink® solution increases capacity utilization, lowers dropped and blocked calls, extends coverage, and enables faster wireless data rates. Its AmpLinkTM solution enhances the performance of wireless base stations by improving receiver sensitivity and geographic coverage. As the premier developer of field-proven solutions, STI continues to meet evolving communication needs.


Symyx Technologies
Symyx Technologies, Inc., provides electronic lab notebook and scientific decision-support software, automated lab systems (workflows) and collaborative research services to improve R&D productivity. Customers include leading companies in the life sciences, chemicals, energy, consumer products and electronics industries. In October 2007, Symyx acquired MDL Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of innovative informatics software, databases and services that accelerate successful scientific R&D by improving the speed and quality of scientists’ decision making. Information about Symyx, including reports and other information filed by Symyx with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available on their website.


Tessera Technologies
Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRA) develops and licenses technology that meets the demand for smaller, faster, feature-rich electronic products. The company’s innovative intellectual property (IP) solutions – from semiconductor packaging and interconnect to consumer optics – enable its customers to quickly and cost-effectively produce industry-leading devices for a broad range of applications including digital cameras, MP3 players, personal computers, PDAs, video game consoles and mobile phones.