We focus on helping regional economies leverage the intelligence and energy of their people to start and grow companies that build technologies to make the world a better place.Scientific discovery and inventions for which there is a viable market are transferred out of academia and government laboratories, and commercialized by small innovative businesses.Strong business disciplines are taught and practiced to ensure market and financial viability.
Global, national and regional connections, resources and relationships are developed and utilized.Sustainability and job growth metrics are integral to our work.
The US federal government alone spends hundreds of billions of dollars on scientific research and discovery.This work is performed by government scientists and academicians who typically are not inclined or incentivized to start businesses or otherwise commercialize their inventions.They are rewarded for speaking at conferences, publishing and conducting more research.A very small portion of government research is turned into products the government can use and an even smaller percentage result in products that benefit the larger society.Technology transfer is mandated by Congress.As practiced by most government agencies and universities, it is given minimal attention.
We open up communications between academia, the business community, regional stakeholders and the federal government in struggling regional economies throughout the country, to identify scientific research that has marketability. Those technologies are cost effectively transferred out of the government research sector to small innovative companies to further develop and bring those technologies to market.
This process represents a significantly improved return on investment of federal research funds, creates high paying tech jobs in areas that need them the most, and builds innovative, sustainable businesses and regional economies scattered throughout the country.
Our vision is that the investment made by government in scientific research and discovery leads to the development of innovative products, companies, and jobs that improve the quality of life on our planet.