Mike Stacey and the team at VG SmartGlass are thinking big – and the world is taking notice.

Last month the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) recognized Stacey and VG SmartGlass (which acquired Stacey’s earlier startup, SmarterShade, in July) as one of two Innovators of the Year for 2015.

By completely rethinking smart glass, Mike and his colleagues have made the technology simple and affordable, steps to successful integration in residential and commercial building worldwide. “We’re confident our technology will make its way into homes across the country and become part of massive skyscrapers like the Willis Tower. It won’t happen overnight, but we know it can be done,” he says.

See how the new technology works and how our in-house resources helped Mike’s team move their concept forward in this video.