By Sally Asher
Copyright © 2012, ocolly.com
Oklahoma technologies will get to the market faster than ever.
i2E Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to growing technology-based companies in Oklahoma, has teamed up with Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma University and Cowboy Technologies, LLC, to increase jobs and increase the number of new technologies that emerge from university laboratories into the marketplace.
The team also plans to accelerate the number of technology-based ventures in Oklahoma, according to a press release from i2E.
Rex Smitherman, interim CEO of i2E, said there was a federal grant to allocate funds to agencies to promote economic development under different topics, and proof of concept centers was this season’s topic.
“A proof of concept center take technologies and determines if there is a market for that technology, and tries to find a potential customer,” Smitherman said.