SMART Center Chris Mathers Visits The Incubator at MAGNET

On Tuesday, January 24, tenants of The Incubator at MAGNET had a networking meeting here in the MAGNET Seminar Room.

For this month’s event, they welcomed Chris Mather, Managing Director of the SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems, located at Lorain County Community College (LCCC).

In 2010, LCCC received a $5.5 million grant from the Wright Center for Sensor Systems Engineering administered by Cleveland State University to grow new jobs, businesses and educational programs in the high growth industry of sensor technologies.

Mather introduced our tenants to the capabilities of the SMART Center. The SMART Center offers back-end packaging solutions for companies who manufacture sensors, micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) and other silicon-fabbed devices. This morning, our Incubator tenants learned about how the Center can help them with chip packaging, surface mounting, reliability testing, and inspection issues.

Mather also shared that, while the center is currently housed in around a 3500 sq.ft. space, ground was recently broken for a brand new 35,000 sq.ft. facility attached to the LCCC’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center.

Mather noted that the SMART Center has been recognized by a national expert as “one of the top centers of it’s kind in the country.” And he emphasized that the SMART Center is “open for business” to all area manufacturers, not just startups.

The SMART Center is just one of Northeast Ohio’s many great resources for our technology-focused Incubator clients. One of our goals at MAGNET is to help our Incubator clients learn about all the resources available to them.

–Contributed by davey.crain, Director Entrepreneurial Services, MAGNET

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Posted by MAGNET Ohio in Business-Incubator, Entrepreneurship, Micro-Electrical-Mechanical-Systems, Product-Design-And-Development, Sensors

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