Niowave Receives Entrepreneur Award: Lansing-based Niowave Inc. announced Monday that the company’s founder, Terry L. Grimm, has been awarded the 2010 IEEE Entrepreneurship Award for Applied Superconductivity. Grimm accepted the award at the Applied Superconductivity Conference in Washington D.C. This international award was presented for the founding of Niowave and its commercialization of superconducting linear accelerators. Niowave, Inc. is a Lansing based high-tech research and manufacturing company specializing in superconducting particle accelerators. Founded in 2005, Niowave produces accelerators for domestic and overseas customers for research, medical, defense and industrial applications. In June, Niowave became the first commercial entity worldwide to build and operate a superconducting linear accelerator. Over the next two years Niowave plans to double its staff and acquire a second manufacturing plant to assemble and test superconducting particle accelerators. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Rosner Entrepreneurship Award recognizes the potential impact of superconductivity on the fields of electrical engineering, physics, medicine and energy by rewarding entrepreneurs who have established a successful business based on a property of superconductivity. The IEEE is the largest technical professional society in the world. Founded in 1884, IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE now serves more than 395,000 members and their interests with 38 societies; 130 journals, transactions and magazines; more than 300 conferences annually; and 900 active standards. More at www.niowaveinc.com.
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