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Ohio & NASA Open New Incubator

August 16, 1996

In partnership with the Ohio Department of Development, BP America, and the Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center, NASA Lewis Research Center has opened a technology based incubator. The Lewis Incubator for Technology (LIFT) will enable companies to gain comprehensive business, financial, and marketing assistance as they work to commercialize NASA-developed technologies.

LIFT is located in 31,000 square feet of space at the BP America Research and Development Facility in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Services available to the tenants include access to analytical laboratories, a reference library, and video conferencing facilities.

As with other NASA supported incubators (SSTI Weekly Digest, May 3, 1996) LIFT has two major goals. First, the facility will give entrepreneurs, start-up companies and early stage companies access to NASA's expertise. Second, the NASA Lewis Research Center will work with the Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center, one of six NASA Regional Technology Transfer Centers, to commercialize NASA-developed technologies.

For more information on LIFT, please contact Sally Harrington of the NASA Lewis Research Center at 216/ 433-2037.