WiTricity opens office near Utah State, a hotbed of research for high-speed wireless charging

WiTricity, a Watertown company that licenses technology with such potential applications as allowing electric cars and consumer-electronics devices to wirelessly recharge their batteries, said Tuesday that it is opening an office near Utah State University, a hotbed of research for high-speed wireless charging.

Founded in 2007 by physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, WiTricity licenses its technology to companies in the consumer electronics, automotive, and medical devices industries.


One hope for the company’s new Utah office is that it can further develop the technology in a range of industries including the defense, industrial, and transportation sectors, WiTricity said.

“Competition for talent in this market is fierce, and the high caliber of the Utah team will bring immediate benefits to our existing partners and clients in the automotive industry, as well as future partners as we continue to grow into new markets,” WiTricity chief executive Eric Giler said in a statement.

Get Talking Points in your inbox:
An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered weekdays.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

WiTricity added that it has signed a memorandum of understanding for a public/private partnership on a host of research topics with Utah State University.

With the addition of its eight-person office in Nibley, Utah, WiTricity’s total head count is now 49.

Chris Reidy can be reached at
Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of