Tech News Summary:
- Missouri S&T is establishing the Missouri Energy and Science Technology Incubator (ETI) to support energy-focused research and accelerate the development of commercial products.
- The ETI will provide research teams with seed grants and resources to help them obtain patents and advance their innovative ideas into practical solutions for energy challenges.
- The initiative is supported by donors, including alumni Molly and Andrew Laegeler, and focuses on areas such as energy storage, electric power, hydrogen generation, carbon management, geothermal energy, mining, and nuclear energy research.
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is set to power a new energy technology incubator, providing a platform for the development and commercialization of innovative clean energy solutions.
The university has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish the Mid-America Clean Energy Business Incubator (MACEBI), which will be housed at Missouri S&T’s Innovation Park.
MACEBI will provide resources and support for startups and entrepreneurs in the clean energy sector, with a focus on technologies such as energy storage, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.
“We are excited to launch MACEBI and provide a space for entrepreneurs and innovators to develop the next generation of clean energy technologies,” said Dr. Chris Maples, Missouri S&T interim chancellor. “This initiative will not only drive economic growth in the region, but also contribute to a more sustainable future for our planet.”
The incubator will offer access to lab space, equipment, mentorship, and funding opportunities to help early-stage companies accelerate the development and commercialization of their products and services.
In addition, MACEBI will collaborate with industry partners, investors, and government agencies to foster a supportive ecosystem for clean energy innovation in the region.
The establishment of MACEBI aligns with Missouri S&T’s commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions and driving economic growth in the state and beyond.
The university has been a leader in clean energy research and education, and MACEBI represents a significant step towards translating that expertise into real-world impact.
With the launch of MACEBI, Missouri S&T is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of clean energy technology, and in driving innovation and economic prosperity in the region.