COLUMBUS- State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced that the state has released $137,571 to Kent State University for three high-tech projects through the Ohio Third Frontier program.


 "Third Frontier funds are critically important for creating quality jobs in Ohio," Rep. Clyde stated. "I'm glad to see Kent State emerging as a leader in these new and important areas of economic development."


 The funds will be allotted to three projects in Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute/Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program. $38,590 was awarded for a project that will develop a cost-effective and improved method for glasses-free 3D television viewing.  $50,000 will help develop flexible piezoelectric fiber mats which have potential applications in low-power displays, braille typing instruments for people with visual impairments and other biological applications. $48,981.00 will go to the Bistable Liquid Crystal Window project which will provide an energy-efficient means of liquid crystal window technology that does not require continuous electrical current. When activated, liquid crystal windows can change from transparent to translucent, partially blocking light which helps achieve privacy and UV protection. All of the projects will receive an equal funding match from Kent State.


 The Ohio Third Frontier Program was created by Ohio voters with the purpose of creating new technology-based products, companies, industries and jobs. In May 2010, the Ohio Third Frontier was extended through 2015. The $2.3 billion initiative provides funding for innovative ventures, entrepreneurial support, project development and expansion of a skilled talent pool that can support technology-based economic growth. 


 

 
 
 
  
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