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July 21, 2017
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Silver Spring, Md. (7/21/17) – On Tuesday, June 27th, business owners, prospective entrepreneurs and federal researchers gathered at Energetics Technology Center’s TechFire® incubator in White Oak to explore technologies available for license, and other R&D partnership and commercialization opportunities with scientists and engineers from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The event was co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC).
Located adjacent to the FDA campus in White Oak, ARL’s mission is to “discover, innovate, and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power”. ARL has a rich history of partnerships with industry and academia, and is an ardent supporter of technology transfer to the private sector in order to benefit both the warfighter and the nation. In 2013, ARL launched a new Open Campus Program which seeks to facilitate interactions and collaborations between ARL scientists and engineers in order to spur innovation and support small businesses and start-ups through increased licensing and collaboration opportunities.
During the technology showcase, ARL’s researchers presented their lab’s work and capabilities related to 3-D holographic and polarimetric imaging, micro-robotics/micro-actuators, cold spray technologies, and other technologies available for commercialization. A networking lunch followed, providing attendees the chance to network with ARL researchers and discuss possible collaborations and research synergies.
“To diversify our local economy, and promote innovation and entrepreneurship, we need to leverage our resources, and ARL is one of our region’s truly outstanding assets,” said David Petr, CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). MCEDC is the county’s newly privatized economic development organization, and is a co-sponsor of the event.
The workshop was held at ETC’s TechFire® incubator facility to provide private sector partners the opportunity to learn about the business support services available to entrepreneurs, technology start-ups, and small businesses. Additionally, the event included representatives from state-wide organizations to describe the mentoring, funding and networking opportunities available to technology start-ups across Maryland.
“ETC is excited to host networking events like this that are critical to both the region, and to the mission of organizations like ARL”, said Bob Kavetsky, CEO of ETC.
To learn more about working with ARL to further your research or business goal, visit the Technology Outreach Portal at: www.arl.army.mil/technologyoutreach
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Energetics Technology Center (ETC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and development organization with a goal to support and catalyze the vibrant science and technology community in Maryland. With locations in Silver Spring (White Oak) and Indian Head, ETC delivers multidisciplinary scientific, engineering, commercialization, and analytic services which support unique solutions to our nation’s most challenging problems. For more information, visit our website at www.etcmd.com. To learn more about technology available for licensing and other collaborative research opportunities with the Army Research Laboratory, visit www.arl.army.mil/technologyoutreach.
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is the official public-private organization representing Montgomery County, Md. The organization was created in 2016 to help businesses start, grow and exceed expectations by helping them gain access to top talent, business and market intelligence and prime locations. For more information, visit our website at www.thinkmoco.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Energetics Technology Center “Techfire” Technology Business Incubation Program
Kim Mozingo, the Techfire program manager at the Energetics Technology Center, continued the technology theme.
“I think this is perfect that we are presenting on the heels of the SMTTPP presentation,” Mozingo said. “It feeds right into what we are all trying to accomplish in the region.”
Mozingo shared that Bob Kavetsky, the president and executive director at the Energetics Technology Center, recognized in 2013 that the southern Maryland region had a lot of intellectual property and thought it could be “fodder for start-ups;” he began to seek out ways to facilitate those start-ups by creating the Techfire Incubation program.
The organization receives funding from the Charles County Economic Development Department and has a memorandum of understanding with the College of Southern Maryland; with three entrepreneurs-in-residence, the program is focused on creating technology companies.
The Energetics Technology Center’s (ETC) TechFire incubation program announces today that their client, Motobriiz, LLC., successfully pitched their business at TEDCO’s 2015 Entrepreneur Expo at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum, Maryland. Expo attendance is estimated to be 700 entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders, supporters, and investors.
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