Research and innovation reflect the most basic goals of a university. The pursuit of new technologies and their accelerated commercialization and the creation of high-value jobs are the cornerstones of the Governor's Third Frontier initiative. The Wright State University technology forum "From Invention to Market 2004" is an opportunity to support this plan by exploring how technology commercialization can build a better, more prosperous future for all Ohioans.
Please join us to celebrate the promise of innovation by discovering the latest inventions from Wright State researchers, learning about pioneering collaborations and partnering opportunities, and participating in seminars on technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
-- Kim Goldenberg, President, Wright State University
|As we transition into the Third Frontier, it becomes increasingly clear
that Ohio must become a leader in researching, developing, and
commercializing upon new innovative technologies. That is why Governor
Taft introduced Ohio's largest-ever economic development plan, The
Third Frontier Project. This plan supports technology commercialization
and encourages entrepreneurs to work in conjunction with Ohio's
research and academic institutions, such as Wright State University.
The Ohio Department of Development has always viewed economic
development as a collaborative partnership between state and local
government, the business community, and higher education. But just like
any other successful partnership, it is crucial that we work
synergistically. Events like this forum are key to cultivating that
synergy and ensuring that Ohio and its families can prosper now and for
generations to come.
-- Bruce Johnson, Director, Technology Division, Ohio Department of