jobs over the next decade in the Mahoning Valley. Today, the pair will affix their signatures again, this time on a document co-signed by an incubator in Israel that will work with them to enhance technological innovation in Northeast Ohio.
president of Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, Utah, and Garvey,
president of M-7 Technologies, Youngstown, signed the agreement during a
press event at Youngstown State University's Moser Hall. Their new
partnership, Ohio Clean Technologies Group, is designed to facilitate
and bring to market high-tech applications related to alternative and "clean" energy.
"There's a tremendous need for companies looking
for industry partners, government contracts and final validation for
their technology," Scott said. "Our company identifies these companies
and works with them to get the resources they need, find the assistance
they need to take those technologies to commercialization and to create
Scott explained that the relationship with LN
Technologic -- the Israeli incubator that Ohio Clean Technologies will
sign a cooperative agreement with this afternoon -- began in January
when the pair visited Israel as part of a delegation that included the
mayors of Youngstown and Warren, local business leaders and
representatives of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.
of the most innovative technologies we've seen have come out of Israel,"
Scott said. "What they've done is partnered with their defense
department." That relationship, he continued, has helped create new
technological applications that transcend military use and are adopted
by the private sector rapidly. "Their defense department is key to the
development and commercialization of technology," he said.
in laser technologies, remote sensors, wind and solar cells are among
the initiatives under development at LN Innovative Technologies. "We
want to create a link with the Israeli incubator companies and identify
and transfer those technologies back here," Scott noted.
is to incorporate the expertise at nearby universities such as YSU,
Akron University and Kent State University, and the cluster of small
technology companies housed in the Youngstown Business Incubator.
Clean Technologies is in the final stages of negotiating a lease for
20,000 square-feet of office and manufacturing space at the Ohio Works
Business Park, which would serve as an interim location until the group
constructs a building of its own, Scott said. The long-term objective is
to acquire 10 acres next to M-7 Technologies at the park and build a
multipurpose center to test and help bring to market alternative energy
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