Friday, January 27, 2012
Osborn Speaks at Senate Briefing
Jim "Oz" Osborn
QoLT's Executive Director, Jim "Oz" Osborn, is a featured speaker at the American Chemical Society (ACS)'s special briefing on "Engineering Research Centers: Seeding Innovation and Jobs." Osborn's talk introduces intelligent systems research and technology transfer initiatives underway at the Quality of Life Technology Center and its innovation incubator, the QoLT Foundry.
The briefing is hosted by the ACS Science & the Congress Project and the ACS Committee on Corporation Associates, with honorary co-hosts Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA). The program explores how the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) help the U.S. remain competitive in the global marketplace of technological innovation.
ERCs promote synergistic collaboration between U.S. industry, universities and government. Now in their third generation, ERCs advance pioneering, cross-sector research in the fields of biotechnology, healthcare, information technology, energy and sustainable infrastructure. ERC projects keep American industry at the vanguard of innovation, generating new jobs while introducing the next generation of engineers to a dynamic, commercially-oriented environment.
To learn more or download the briefing presentations, visit the ACS Portal.