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Workshop Tackles Lab-to-Market Hardware Technology Gap

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Credit: Lincoln Laboratory

A growing gap in the transition of inventions from research labs to market is slowing the development and scale-up of new hardware technologies in the United States. This is particularly evident in complex microelectronics advancements, in which U.S. leadership has lagged. A virtual workshop on semiconductor technology translation and hard-tech startups gathered stakeholders from across the country last month to analyze this challenge and propose solutions.

Presented jointly by MIT, the State University of New York, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the event's audience of 632 individuals joined 30 invited speakers for a discussion across four sessions: innovation ecosystems, stakeholder perspectives, preparing proto-companies and startups, and startup experiences and shared facilities.

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