WKU Research Foundation sponsored BG Area Chamber Innovation Award
|Author: Lynn Minton|
Date: Monday, October 10th, 2011
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Innovative new products and services are one of the most effective ways to help a business prosper and grow.
The awards presented at the Awards Dinner celebrate the creative spirit that is alive and well in the region. The following businesses were recognized:
Geothermal Supply Company was the first company to design and build the polyethylene vault used in the geothermal industry.
HeathCo was recognized for obtaining five new patents and having six additional patents pending related to the outdoor L.E.D. residential motion lighting products.
Hitcents.com has developed a web-based management system, Omniprise, designed to provide customized customer service solutions to data management.
Pure Power Technologies was recognized for expanding their product portfolio from two platforms to six being a leader in the design, development and production of high precision air management and emissions control devices.
Quick Fuel Technology produces carburetors that operate with E-85 fuel, a cleaner-burning, low-emissions fuel, and has started offering E-85 calibrated carburetors for drag race, circle track and street applications.
A WKU graduate student has developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the outbreak of the Ebola virus and could predict the spread of the virus.
Dr. Nahid Gani, Assistant Professor of WKUís Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa.
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