NanoMaterials Innovation Center Offers ” No-Cost” Equipment Training to New York-Based Companies through USDA Grant Program
Alfred, NY – August 2012 - The NanoMaterials Innovation Center is providing no cost equipment training to New York-based small-to-medium sized companies (50 or less employees). The program, funded through a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant, provides qualified companies a valuable opportunity to explore applications in various types of advanced processing equipment related to nano-synthesis and microwave processing. Participants will also learn how cost-effective energy processing methods can be implemented into their own businesses without the costly upfront purchase of equipment.
The NMIC Equipment Training Program was first offered to small-to-medium, hi-tech businesses during mid-2010 and has recently been approved by the USDA to continue the program for an additional year; through the first quarter of 2013. Training is provided at a fully reimbursed fee of $250 per person and offered in one-half day and whole day sessions dependant on the type of equipment training desired and whether one or more equipment types are requested.
A unique enabler of technology transfer for nano-materials science and microwave processing technology, the center provides synthesis capabilities for nano-structured materials development from carbon nano-tubes to high-purity phosphors for next generation lighting materials. Due to its flexible synthesis and processing capabilities, the NMIC is an ideal partner to support market driven collaborations between universities, industry and private labs.
To read more abou the NMIC Equipment Training program click here. For additional information and to schedule training, please contact John Matteson, Technical Manager at (607)587-8057 or contact us through email.