Funds for tech development

Kentucky Imaging Technologies LLC and MEMStim LLC were among the nine Kentucky-based businesses awarded a total of $900,000 in matching funds that aim to support high-paying jobs and technology development in the state. The grants are part of the commonwealth’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Funds program.

GE announces VTAC breakthrough

This is a good story for a hot day. GE Appliances, a Haier company, has announced a new breakthrough in VTAC tech. The GE Zoneline Ultimate V10 was designed in collaboration with hotel and residential property owners and architects to create a new way of installing the air conditioning chassis that makes installation 60% faster.

Butchertown facility home for clinical trials

Eye Care Institute has opened a $1.8 million facility for its Butchertown Clinical Trials division. CEO Mark Prussian estimates the new facility will have 22 clinical trials underway by the fourth quarter of this year. “In addition to tripling our clinical trials in ophthalmology, our number one care trials recently included a human genome trial to find certain breast cancers,” he told the Courier Journal. “We [also] have a giant synthetic intelligence trial underway to expect type 2 diabetes.”

Health innovation challenge

The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) has announced the Healthcare Ventures Challenge that is seeking proposals for health innovations for older adults. The winner of the challenge will move forward and present at the AARP Innovation Labs Grand Finale Pitch this fall.

Toyota provides vehicles for tech programs 

Helping students stay at the forefront of automotive technology, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky has donated 32 vehicles for automotive technology programs to 11 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).