MHTA — A normal-looking house in East St. Paul hides a flurry of activity and a burgeoning medical device maker space named CoCreateX. Led by Nicholas Powley, CoCreateX is an organization working to lower hurdles for potential entrepreneurs, and Powley and his team are attempting to build a culture that puts collaboration before competition and supports the surrounding community.
Culture, community driving forces for CoCreateX
University of Minnesota part of $317 million national initiative to develop ‘smart’ fabrics
MHTA — The University of Minnesota will be participating in a new public-private partnership to develop the next generation of “smart” fabrics and fibers that incorporate technology in new ways to improve (and even save) lives. The $317 million initiative was announced Friday by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
SciTechsperience under 100 matching grants left for internships in small and growing Minnesota science and technology companies
Minneapolis, Minnesota — The SciTechsperience Internship Program has fewer than 100 matching grants remaining to help employers cover 50 percent of their intern’s wages in 2016. SciTechsperience connects college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to paid internships in small Minnesota companies.
State Research & Development Authority would support innovation, Minnesota’s competitiveness
MHTA — A recently-proposed Minnesota Research and Development Authority would strengthen Minnesota’s innovation infrastructure and boost our state’s economic competitiveness.
Virteva launches careers in IT for SciTechsperience interns
MHTA — Conducting site visits to meet employers and students involved in the SciTechsperience Internship Program is always a thrill for program staff. This is especially true when the visit involves a company that highly values the power of internships and often taps into the SciTechsperience pool to find future talent. This is the case with Virteva, a Managed Service Provider in Minneapolis that offers IT service desk and end user support to its clients. Virteva has hired several students through SciTechsperience since 2012, including Patricia Jeudy and Jacob Vigliotti, who were the focus of MHTA’s recent site visit.