AMP is quickly advancing toward a receptive marketplace.
“Even with a small market penetration into that recovery and abatement process, we would be employing dozens of people within a few years,” Wood said.
The process of creating AMP from a discovery in an OSU laboratory, providing seed capital and identifying potential customers could serve as a template for other technologies emerging from campuses across Oklahoma.
In fact, what if there were a collaborative process whose sole purpose was to work with the state's research institutions to further evaluate their technologies and work to accelerate them to the marketplace? i2E and others are working to create such a collaboration.
Rex Smitherman is interim president and CEO of i2E Inc., a nonprofit corporation that mentors many of the state's technology-based startup companies. i2E receives state appropriations from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Contact Smitherman at i2E_Comments@i2E.org.
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