Warren Call is the President and CEO of Traverse Connect. His slide presentation covered the TC Freshwater Research & Innovation Center.
The Center seeks to establish the Grand Traverse region as the global hub for applied freshwater innovation through partnerships with a variety of entities:
  • Discovery Center
  • Northwestern Michigan College
  • Michigan Tech University
  • 20 Fathoms
  • Traverse Connect
Existing industry clusters include:
  • Outdoor Recreation Technology
  • Freshwater
  • Marine Technology
  • Unmanned Aerial/Marine Systems
The Center already has established the first e-boat charging network in the U.S.  Work is under way in several areas of marine technology with the ultimate goal of converting the research into jobs and businesses.