The state released more than $2.5 million in funding for Third Frontier Research and Development projects in Northwest Ohio. State Sen. Edna Brown of Toledo announced Tuesday.
Funds will go to improve the efficiency of a type of glass used in automobiles and buildings, create a micro-chip that can detect infections, and find a disinfecting agent.
â??These projects show that the University of Toledo and local businesses continue to be on the cutting edge of research and development in Ohio and throughout the region,â?? said Senator Brown in a prepared statement. â??Providing funds and support for the outstanding work that they do creates economic activity, innovation and jobs- all of which are fantastic assets in our communities.â??
The Controlling Board also renewed funding for the Innovation Platform Program which connects Northwest Ohio businesses, their product growth and creation needs with research and development resources at the University of Toledo.