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The Edge

 

The 5th annual publication, The Edge, was released on October 6, 2012 as a supplement to The Forum. This publication highlights the research activities taking place in the park and showcasing the companies in the incubator.

This year’s insert demonstrates the power of partnerships. We all achieve more by working together. Thank you for your support of the NDSU Research & Technology Park, it is sincerely appreciated.  

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  Sr. Software Developers Wanted 

One of the Technology Incubator’s clients, Bolder Thinking, is seeking to hire several experienced Software Developers, Sr. Software Developers, and a Product Specialist. Job descriptions are listed below. To be considered for this opportunity, please contact Nicole Hushka at 701-526-2441 or nicole@bolderthinking.com.

Product Specialist

Software Developer - Applications

Sr. Software Developer- Distributed Services

Sr. Software Developer - Web Services

About Bolder Thinking

Bolder Thinking is a fast moving company founded in late 2009 with the objective to build advanced telephony solutions based on emerging cloud computing solutions such as the Amazon EC2 Cloud. We create large-scale distributed software systems that focus on the delivery of call-center telephony features.

We are looking for people who are creative, highly motivated and interested in being part of creating new business tools and features from the ground up. We are also looking for people who enjoy working hard and being part of a rapidly expanding company.

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The NDSU Office of the Provost, in partnership with the NDSU Research & Technology Park, is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Innovation Week taking place January 23-27, 2012. The showcase event this year is the addition of Innovation Challenge 12, a competition focused on the innovative work being done on campus by NDSU students.

Click here for:

Schedule of Events

Innovation Challenge '12 Team Booklet

Judging Criteria

Rules 

FAQ

The public is invited to attend the following events:

A kick-off breakfast with President Dean Bresciani will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Richard H. Barry Hall.

Breakout sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 and Thursday, January 26, 2012. Click here to see the schedule.  

Judging of the competition will take place during Innovation Week on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the NDSU Memorial Union - Century Theatre/Great Room.

The awards will be presented at the awards ceremony and keynote presentation on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the NDSU Memorial Union - Great Room that will conclude the week.

The keynote speaker for the event is Tom Walter, a serial entrepreneur from the Chicago area. Mr. Walter has started twenty-nine (29) ventures and acquired three.  He remains the principal of nine of those companies, six of which were co-founded by his staff. In addition to the numerous awards he has received, Mr. Walter is a member of the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

For questions please contact Dr. David Wells at 231-7283 or via email at David.L.Wells@ndsu.edu,  Brenda Wyland at 499-3603 or via email at Brenda@ndsuresearchpark.com, or Jan Sobolik at 499-3602 or via email at jan@ndsuresearchpark.com.

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Triton Systems, Inc. Announces Invexus™

Brand of Coatings

 

The NDSU Research & Technology Park was pleased to join Triton Systems in celebrating its Open House and launch of the Invexus™ brand of high performance, durable, conformal, nanothin coatings — deposited via our patented atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition technology. The ASSET (Advanced Solutions in Surface Engineering Technology) division at Triton developed Invexus™ brand for liquid repellent, primer and anti-microbial applications.

Invexus™ can be used on variety of products without changing their bulk properties or general characteristics. Webs (such as textiles and films) and rigid substrates (including complex 3D geometries; temperature and solvent sensitive components) can be transformed into highly functional products with invisible Invexus™.  Markets that can immediately benefit from Invexus™ include technical textiles (protective clothing, medical textiles), medical equipment and supplies, sensitive electronics and displays, and gaskets and sealants. For a copy of the Press Release.

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SEEKING NDSU STUDENTS 

 

in partnership with the NDSU Research & Technology Park, is seeking NDSU students to work 20 hours per week for the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute (NRI).  Student research assistants will participate in the design, execution, analysis and evaluation of NRI research projects.  NRI is committed to providing students with educational and professional experience, significant responsibilities that expand with experience and a congenial team atmosphere.  For a complete copy of the job description click here 

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  Annual Picnic 

On July 26, 2011, the NDSU Research & Technology Park held its Annual Park Picnic and hosted nearly 200 of its closest friends and supporters. Business and community leaders, educators, and clients enjoyed lunch while networking with others and learning more about the innovative and entrepreneurial activities taking place at the Park.  

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2011 YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY

June 20, 2011-Fargo, ND- High school students from Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area competed for college tuition assistance in the second annual NDSU Research & Technology Park Youth Entrepreneurship Academy during a special event on Friday June 17.

 The $500 tuition assistance awards are to be used at North Dakota State University. Juniors and seniors from Minnesota and North Dakota participated in the program.

The weeklong academy was based on Wendy Kennedy's entrepreneurship program "So what? who cares? why you?".   Kennedy who resides in Ottowa, Ontario is known for her program by numerous entrepreneurship and educational organizations across the globe.  Students formed teams to create investor presentations for a range of case studies.

First place went to “Pentagreen” with team members Trevor Sessing from Fargo Davies High School, and Ethan Brotherson from Fargo South High School. The team was mentored by David Batcheller, Appareo Systems.

Academy sponsors included: Fargo Public Schools, West Fargo Public Schools, Moorhead Public Schools, Southeast Educational Cooperative, Alerus Financial, Appareo Systems, Bank of North Dakota, Chic She, Choice Financial, Dakota Medical Foundation, Flint Communications, Gate City Bank, Goldmark Schlossman, Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC, Heartland Trust, Heyer Engineering, Indigo Signworks, Money Farm, Moore Engineering, Onsharp, Roman Meal Milling, S&S Promotional Group, Sanford Health, State Bank & Trust, Ulteig, Western State Bank and Xcel Energy.

For a copy of the Press Release click here

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NDSU reaches top national rank from Carnegie Commission on Higher Education  

North Dakota State University has joined the nation's top 108 public and private universities in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education's elite category of "Research Universities/Very High Research Activity." The complete list can be found at:

http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/lookup_listings/srp.php?clq=%7B%22basic2005_ids%22%3A%2215%22%7D&limit=0,50

"The Carnegie Commission announcement is an exciting recognition of NDSU's emerging national status," said NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani, noting the university's annual research expenditures as measured by the National Science Foundation exceeded $114 million in 2008 and are anticipated to exceed that in upcoming 2009 NSF rankings. "NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant, research institution that has reached a level of contribution to our state and country on par with the nation's best universities. We are honored by the Carnegie Foundation's acknowledgement of our achievements, and the opportunity for a North Dakota university to join the nation's most sought after higher education classification," Bresciani said.

To read the entire announce click here.

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TREEMINER LICENSES DATA MINING TECHNOLOGY FROM NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

 Novel Vertical Data Mining Method Offers Significant Accuracy and Scalability Advantages over Current Methods

February 9, 2011, Annapolis, Maryland –– Treeminer, Inc., announced today that it has concluded a license agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation (“NDSU/RF”) for its award winning Vertical Data Mining technology.  The agreement gives Treeminer exclusive rights to further develop, market, and sell the data mining solutions developed at North Dakota State University, Fargo, by Dr. William Perrizo.

 

The amount of data available to businesses and governments is growing far faster than their ability to analyze the information.  Significant advantage can be gained by being able to quickly make sense of millions or even billions of pieces of data, and applying the resulting knowledge. By organizing data vertically and then compressing it into a patented data structure called a pTree, dramatic reductions in analysis times can be gained over existing methods, while improving accuracy.  Applications for the data mining technology based on pTree algorithms range from defense and intelligence to satellite image analysis, agriculture, computer network security, resource exploitation, bioinformatics, and many more.

 

To read they entire press release click here

 

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The NDSU Research & Technology Park and NDSU College of Business are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Innovation Week that will take place January 24-28, 2011 at Richard H. Barry Hall.

Join us for a Kick-off Reception with

NDSU President Dean Bresciani

and

Keynote Presentation by 9 Clouds

Entrepreneur: Y B 1

 

Reception | Tuesday, January 25th   |   4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 

Keynote | Tuesday, January 25th   |   5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 

Richard H. Barry Hall 

 

Please plan to attend any of the following breakout sessions during Innovation Week 2011:

Breakout Sessions for Tuesday, January 25:

-New Venture, New You at NDSU:  10:30am - 11:30am in Dawson 258

-Need Money, Find an Angel: 1:30pm - 2:30pm in Roers 356

-Social Media: 2:30pm - 3:30pm in Dawson 258

 

Breakout Sessions for Thursday, January 27:

-Building Your Brand, Building Your Business: 9:30am - 10:30am in Dawson 258

-From Lab to Market: 10:30am – 11:30am in Roers 356

-Building a Sales Strategy: 1:30pm - 2:30pm in Dawson 258

-Entrepreneur: Are You One?: 2:30pm - 3:30pm in Dawson 258

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IMPACT STUDY

 

NDSU Research and

Technology Park

 

Report Shows NDSU Research & Tech Park’s

Economic Impact on Region

January, 2011 – Fargo, N.D.The NDSU Research & Technology Park (RTP) positively impacts economies, helps create jobs and helps generate revenue for local and state governments, according to a new report by an independent economic impact firm.

Most notable, the total number of jobs in the Park jumped more than 74% over the past five years.

By 2011, out-of-state revenues flowing to businesses in the Park are expected to have grown 74%, and international revenues will likewise have grown 77%.

To read a copy of the full report, click here

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Best-Performing Cities

2010

 

Where America’s Jobs Are Created

and Sustained

The Milken Institute is an independent economic think tank whose mission is to improve the lives and economic conditions of diverse populations in the United States and around the world by helping business and public policy leaders identify and implement innovative ideas for creating broad-based prosperity.

The Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities index is updated on an annual basis to provide an objective, comprehensive measure of economic performance across metropolitan areas of the country.

In most years, it gives a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economies.

Among this year’s key findings:

Fargo, North Dakota was first on the small cities list, and Bismarck, North Dakota, was second.

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Entrepreneur: Y B 1

 

Tuesday, November 30th   |   2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Skills & Technology Center

1305 19th Ave N. 

RSVP: jan@ndsuresearchpark.com by November 24th  

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North Dakota ranks first in overall state competitiveness in the nation according to a report by the Beacon Hill Institute issued this week.

In the Academic R&D per $1,000 GSP, North Dakota ranked 3rd. In the overall Technology category, North Dakota ranked 13th.

Academic R&D per $1,000 GSP ND Ranks 3rd
Science & Engineering graduate students per 100,000 inhabitants ND Ranks 3rd
Science & Engineering degrees awarded per 100,000 inhabitants ND Ranks 4th

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Innovate North Dakota

Do you think you might have an idea worth $15,000? Innovate ND thinks you might!

Whether you are looking to start your own business by launching your business idea, or already have an existing business, you've come to the right place! Innovate ND is where the search for innovation and breakthrough ideas that lead to exciting ventures begins. Be part of a unique entrepreneurial community that connects coaches, business leaders, investors and mentors to budding entrepreneurs, like you, to create economic growth in North Dakota. Innovate ND provides:

  • Value to innovative ideas,
  • Tools and resources needed to create a successful new venture, and
  • Insight to pursue your idea in the marketplace.

For more information visit Innovate ND or contact Brandi Schoenberg at the North Dakota Department of Commerce by e-mail or calling 701.328.5373.

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Inventors

 

basic training

boot  camp

 

Save the Date!

 

January 11-12, 2011

Kelly Inn, Bismarck, N.D.

This two-day workshop is for inventors who want to develop their ideas into a commercially viable product, or for those who may want to bring their hobby to the next level. This workshop is designed to educate inventors and allow them to connect with state and industry resources. It also will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other inventors who also are going through various stages of product development. Industry and university experts will cover a broad range of subjects geared toward educating inventors on how to progress from the idea stage to getting a marketable product to the Customer. Don't Miss This Informative Opportunity!  

For more information:

David Lehman, Manufacturing Specialist

NDSU Extension Service

1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: (701) 483-2348, ext. 119

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YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY

High school students from Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area competed for college tuition vouchers in the first annual NDSU Research & Technology Park Youth Entrepreneurship Academy during a special event on Friday June 11.

The $500 vouchers are to be used at North Dakota State University. Eight juniors and seniors from Minnesota and North Dakota participated in the program.

"Minnesota, North Dakota and the country's economy depend upon not only the creation of new innovations and technologies but also their commercialization," said Tony Grindberg, Executive Director of the NDSU Research & Technology Park. "The future entrepreneurs who participated in the Youth Entrepreneurship Academy have advanced their critical skills and abilities, which will aid them in college and their careers."

First place was awarded to "MHP- Manipulating the Healing Process" with teams members Joey Gedgaud from Moorhead High School and Trevor Sessing from Fargo South High School. The team was mentored by David Batcheller.

"I really learned what it means to create a marketing plan and a business," said Joey Gedgaud. "The most important skill I learned was working with people and understanding their strengths and weaknesses and getting the right relationship operating."

Trevor Sessing agreed. "The whole experience left me with an understanding of how much it takes to be a successful entrepreneur."

For a copy of the Press Release click here.

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Triton Systems, Inc. Opening Facility in North Dakota:

For Applied R&D and Manufacturing of Advanced Coatings Products

Chelmsford, MA - February 20, 2010 – Triton Systems, Inc. (Triton), a Massachusetts-based materials products company, has announced its plan to establish a new facility in Fargo, North Dakota. The company’s Fargo facility will primarily be devoted to applications engineering and manufacturing of advanced coatings for military products including bed nets, tent fabrics, and military garments. Future applications include chemical detection sensing systems.  Triton plans to occupy approximately 3,000 sq ft of space in the Technology Incubator with the goal of doubling that space within 24 months. For additional information please read the press release here.

www.tritonsystems.com

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Breakout Session #1: Building Your Brand, Building Your Business
Dawson #258
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Kimberly Wold Janke, Flint Communications

Breakout Session #2: Technology Incubator: What’s That?
Roers #356
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Brenda Wyland, NDSU Research & Technology Park

Breakout Session #3: Innovation in a Global Economy
Dawson #258
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Scott Rossow, Bobcat Company

Breakout Session #4: Bootstrapping a New Venture While in College: You Can Succeed!
Roers #356
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Joe Sandin, OnSharp

Breakout Session #5: Do you really think you are an entrepreneur?
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dawson #258
Brian Gramer, Avenue Right

Reception
Thursday, January 28
4-6 p.m.
Richard H. Barry Hall Atrium
Refreshments will be served

   

The NDSU Research & Technology Park and NDSU College of Business are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Innovation Week taking place the week of January 25-9, 2010 at Richard H. Barry Hall.

The purpose of Innovation Week is engage the private sector, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, NDSU faculty and other resources with the students to increase awareness for innovation, technology and new business start-ups. Several events for the students will be taking place throughout the week.

You are cordially invited to attend the following events:

Breakfast with President Richard Hanson
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Richard H Barry Hall Atrium
 
Breakout Sessions
Tuesday, January 26th and Thursday, January 28th
Richard H Barry Hall (Dawson and Roers)
Learn about New Technology Applications, Funding, Starting New Ventures and More!
 
Reception
Thursday, January 28, 2010
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Richard H Barry Hall Atrium
Refreshments Served

For additional information regarding Innovation Week, please contact Brenda Wyland at 701-499-3603 or via email at brenda@ndsuresearchpark.com.

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Whether you are looking to start your own business by launching your business idea, or already have an existing business, you've come to the right place! Innovate ND is where the search for innovation and breakthrough ideas that lead to exciting ventures begins. Be part of a unique entrepreneurial community that connects coaches, business leaders, investors and mentors to budding entrepreneurs, like you, to create economic growth in North Dakota. Innovate ND provides:

For more information visit Innovate ND or contact Brandi Schoenberg at the North Dakota Department of Commerce by e-mail or calling 701.328.5373.

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NDSU's President Richard Hansen announced four new clients in the Technology Incubator at a Press Conference on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. They include the following:

  • Bolder Thinking
  • Genosys
  • Larada Sciences
  • My S Dot Touch

Click on the following link for coverage of the event: http://www.wday.com/event/tag/group/Reporter%20Stories/tag/Kelsey%20Soby/

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Whether you are looking to start your own business by launching your business idea, or already have an existing business, you've come to the right place! Innovate ND is where the search for innovation and breakthrough ideas that lead to exciting ventures begins. Be part of a unique entrepreneurial community that connects coaches, business leaders, investors and mentors to budding entrepreneurs, like you, to create economic growth in North Dakota. Innovate ND provides:

  • Value to innovative ideas,
  • Tools and resources needed to create a successful new venture, and
  • Insight to pursue your idea in the marketplace.

For more information visit Innovate ND or contact Brandi Schoenberg at the North Dakota Department of Commerce by e-mail or calling 701.328.5373.

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 Association of University Research Parks

Tony Grindberg, Executive Director, NDSU Research & Technology Park, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association of University Research Parks (AURP).  AURP is a national/international organization with a membership base of over 250 parks in the United States as well as numerous parks from around the globe. Press Release

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CNNMoney recently announced the Top 20 Best Places to Launch Small Business Startups. Fargo was #3 on the list with Bismarck #2. Click on CNNMoney to see the information and resources highlighted for Fargo. The NDSU Research & Technology Park is listed as are other resources. 

This is great publicity for the Park, NDSU and the state!

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Technology Incubator Graduations!

                                 

In October 2009, the Technology Incubator celebrated Appareo Systems and Pedigree Technologies graduating from the Technology Incubator. Appareo Systems is the first graduate to invest in its own facility in the NDSU Research & Technology Park. The 40,000 square foot facility recently opened and includes Appareo Systems, Pedigree Technologies and a joint partnership with NDSU for its Materials and Nanotechnology program.

Please join us as we celebrate their success and wish them well!

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Joint Fargo-West Fargo School Board meeting held to discuss Youth Entrepreneurship Report

On June 30, 2009, a joint meeting of the Fargo and West Fargo school boards was held to discuss a draft Youth Entrepreneurship report recently completed by the NDSU Research & Technology Park.

This report is the result of a joint venture comprised of the Fargo Moorhead Chamber of Commerce, Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, NDSU Research & Technology Park, Fargo Public Schools, West Fargo Public Schools and Moorhead Public Schools and was created to assist with developing a strategy for the advancement of youth entrepreneurial education. 

 Youth Entrepreneurship Report June 2009

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100 Best Places to Live and Launch

CNNMoney.com recently listed Fargo, ND as the 24th best place to live and launch. FSB scoured the country for towns that combine a great business environment with alluring leisure offerings. They looked at economic conditions such as local tax rates alongside natural beauty and much more.

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Technology Incubator Graduation!

On February 23, 2009, the Technology Incubator hosted a reception for Intelligent InSites to honor them as they graduate from the incubator. Please join us as we celebrate their success and wish them well.