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The Green Chemistry Race Continues in 2012

By Greg Clutter For the field of green chemistry, 2011 was a year characterized by significant investments. There were several initial public offerings, including filings by Solazyme, Myriant, Gevo, and Geomatica. BioAmber, a Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) customer, also filed to raise $150 million to fund construction of new manufacturing plants. In [...]

Ten Insights on Doing Business in China

by Keith Pauley Photo taken during Charleston Area Alliance trade mission. Over the last several years, it's been my pleasure to develop business relationships with companies based in China. During the course of my travels to the country and interactions with Chinese executives, I have learned that doing business in China is much [...]

MATRIC Recruiting Engineers and Commercialization Director

As a result of several successful contract negotiations, the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has immediate need for full-time staff to fill these engineering positions: Engineering Manager, Project Engineers, Instrumentation and Controls Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers and Electrical Engineers. An additional administrative position, Director of Commercialization, is also available.  The successful candidate will [...]

Tech Park is an Engine for Economic Development

Economic development and advancement are cornerstones of the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center's (MATRIC) mission, and our work environment at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park is an essential component of business growth throughout our region. Phil Halstead, the technology park's executive director, describes the site as "one of the top economic development projects [...]

CEO-in-Residence Program Funded by Benedum Foundation

A significant lesson in the world of commercialization is that it is very difficult for start-up companies to succeed without an experienced leader at the helm from the beginning.  Indeed, venture capital firms have led the way in recruiting seasoned leadership to guide companies in which they invest.  Successful university commercialization departments have also begun [...]