International comapny brings jobs to Whitewater

The Whitewater University Innovation Center welcomes a new tenant.

Thermodata, an international corporation with clients on every continent, has moved itsworld headquarters to the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park.

The company develops and markets temperature-monitoring systems for a wide range of industries, including health care, food service, scientific research and public health.

Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2001, Thermodata opened an office in Boston in 2010, and relocated to Wisconsin in April.

Robert Keith, founder and co-owner of Thermodata, called the Innovation Center a strategic location.

Thermodata has designed and implemented a diverse array of monitoring systems around the world.

A university scientist used a Thermodata system to help revive a species of tree in Scotland. In New Mexico, clients used the technology to prevent damage to prairie chicken eggs. A client in Australia measured the effects of climate change on turtles. Entomologists, homicide detectives, and water companies have all used Thermodata products.

As part of the five-year lease, the company will occupy two laboratories on the main floor of the Innovation Center, totaling 1,300 square feet.