CE PoliMaT innovation office opening in Akron, USA
Ljudmila Novak, the
Minister for Slovenians Abroad, attended ribbon cutting ceremony for the
innovation office of CE PoliMaT in Akron on November 26, 2012.
In her keynote speech, the Minister expressed her support for the collaboration
bridge between Slovenia and the USA, strongly supported by Slovenian research diaspora.
She put a special emphasis on the importance of collaboration between polymer
science and industry in the attempt to seek synergies on the market and identify
opportunities for the breakthrough of Slovenian knowledge, ideas and
technologies. This approach enables Slovenian industry and innovation
environment to obtain new partnerships for collaboration projects focused on
global challenges and positions Slovenian top scientific knowledge in the field
of polymer science. In this context, CE PoliMaT represents a key agent in connecting
Slovenian scientific, industrial and educational spheres with global innovation
Mateja Dermastia, CEO of CE PoliMaT, summarized key results of
collaboration with partners Akron Global Business Accelerator and University of
Akron and named the objectives of this collaboration: new partnerships in
scientific, industrial and educational fields related to polymer science,
introduction of PoliMaT startup companies to US investors and supporting
activities for Akron Global Business Accelerator which include Slovenian business
development and technology transfer.
CE PoliMaT also formalized the Memorandum of Understanding with the
Austen BioInnovation Institute. Austen BioInnovation Institute is a renowned
institution with 5 research centres, all focused on R&D projects in the
field of advanced biomaterials and technologies in medicine, orthopaedics,
implants and clinical testing.
Apart from Slovenian and US business partners, the event was attended
by media representatives and representatives of Slovenian scientific and
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