Texas signs up industry leaders to advise $200m fund

Texas signs up industry leaders to advise $200m fund

Summary: Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appointed a blue-ribbon team of high-tech industry figures to advise the state's $200 million Emerging Technology Fund.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appointed a blue-ribbon team of high-tech industry figures to advise the state's $200 million Emerging Technology Fund, FCW. com reports.

The $200 million Emerging Technology Fund, created by law two months ago, is aimed at improving research at universities, helping start-up technology firms establish themselves and accelerating development and deployment of new technologies. The fund is also expected to improve economic development within the state.

... The fund is expected to help foster innovation, research and job creation in emerging industries, such as semiconductor manufacturing, biotechnology, nanotechnology, environmental sciences and advanced energy.

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