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The Optical Technology Center (OpTeC)at Montana State University Wins Talent Development Category From University Economic Development Association membership for Best Practices In University-based Economic Development

October 11, 2015View for printing

Last week, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) announced winners of its annual Awards of Excellence program during their Annual Summit in Anchorage, Alaska.

Talent Development Category

The Optical Technology Center (OpTeC)at Montana State University now boasts more than twenty faculty members and has helped establish more than thirty optics-related companies in Bozeman.

In 1995 MSU established a center of excellence, the Optical Technology Center (OpTeC), utilizing NSF EPSCoR seed money. Bozeman had a very fledgling high-tech community and the university’s vision was to create and collaborate with technology-based businesses by integrating faculty in several disciplines, resulting in technologies that could spin out companies and an educated workforce to populate and collaborate with the private sector.

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