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Few Awards Lead to Frustrations at Third Frontier Fund, Others Point to Recent Program Changes

Many of the people in charge of the Ohio Third Frontier program aren’t happy. Several members of the Third Frontier Commission and Advisory Board expressed deep frustration over the relatively meager number of awards that the technology-focused economic development program has made during fiscal year 2012, which ends on June 30.

 
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GlobeSherpa, a Portland State student-led venture, moves forward in convenient transit application

Riding TriMet buses and trains in Portland may soon become a paperless, machine-less and generally more convenient experience ifGlobeSherpa has anything to say about it. The 2-year-old company has created a mobile system that lets riders buy tickets on their phones. The completely paperless platform would also give TriMet an easier way to manage operations and even provide

 
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Gap Funding Helps University of Illinois at Chicago Professors Commercialize Discoveries

Four technologies being developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have been awarded the first UIC proof-of-concept gap funding grants, designed to help UIC faculty transition their inventions from the laboratory to the marketplace.

 
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