technology company GOEFER has teamed up with ROOT’s five partner organizations
to conduct a pilot program of the company’s proprietary energy technology,
which analyzes energy usage and gives users greater control.
ROOT, a collaborative business innovation center in downtown
Frederick, is home to the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, the
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, the Frederick Innovative Technology
Center (FITCI), the Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology
(CREST), and Hood College’s Martha E. Church Center for Community & Civic
Engagement. GOEFER operates out of FITCI’s incubator in ROOT.
“This kind of collaboration is exactly what we were hoping
to see take place inside ROOT,” said County Executive Jan Gardner. “Our tenants
are supporting each other as they test innovative and cutting-edge technology.”