ICC Process & Technologies
The Innovation and Commercialization Center (ICC) acts as a comprehensive business ICC focused on helping Kentucky entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers develop and mature their ideas and business concepts, perfect their business strategies and build successful high-performance businesses. Part of the process is matching technical resources with business needs and providing access to qualified service providers and capital as applicable.
Ideally, the ICC is looking for high growth potential technical and business ideas flowing from our universities, research faculty, students or individuals throughout our communities and assisting in commercializing them to create jobs and improve the regional economy.
Five identified primary focus areas of research and development are:
- Human Health and Development
- Information Technology and Communications
- Environmental and Energy Technologies
- Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
The Life Sciences/Biosciences Consortium listed the following further subsets as strategic areas of focus:
- Natural Products
- Medical Devices
- Health Technology Services
- Niche Pharmaceuticals and Niche Biotechnology
A specialized focus area is on Technology business enterprises through the Eastern Region Innovation & Commercialization Center.
Several funds are available to help invigorate development.