Kent-TBEIC to partner

Kent State University and Warren-based Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center or TBEIC, have announced a Master Research Agreement for energy-related research.

The agreement encourages TBEIC-supported companies and Kent State to conduct collaborative research and to commercialize new intellectual property derived from that work.

TBEIC, a federally funded center aimed at the development and commercialization of early-stage clean technologies, connects universities, industrial and government scientific entities with emerging ventures engaged in the process of bringing new technology to market.

“This agreement with Kent State streamlines the process needed to connect TBEIC companies with the university,” said Chris Mather, TBEIC’s chief executive of national initiatives. “By making it easier to facilitate promising research collaborations, the work can get started far more quickly.”