On April 13th, Teltek attended a reception and press conference held at the Emerging Technology Center’s 33rd Street facility in honor of the passage of Innovate Maryland. The event began with a few opening remarks by Jayfus Doswell of Juxtopia and Deborah Tillett, the ETC’s new Executive Director. Ms. Tillett then introduced Governor Martin O’Malley.
The Governor elaborated on the Innovate Maryland bill, which is a partnership between the State of Maryland and five universities; Johns Hopkins, Morgan State, University of Maryland-Baltimore, University of Maryland-Baltimore County and University of Maryland-College Park. The purpose of this alliance is to facilitate the process of bringing ground breaking technology ideas to market, which will stregthen the state’s economy and create jobs. While the state of Maryland is in first place for innovation, we rank 37th in commercialization of those concepts.
Following his remarks, Governor O’Malley joined in a ribbon-cutting to welcome one of the incubator’s newest companies, Juxtopia LLC, a biotech-IT company that develops products and services that will help people live healthier and more productive lives.
One of Juxtopia’s most impressive products is Augmented Reality Goggles which were designed to assist factory workers as well as soldiers in the battlefield.
The Governor then tooks some time to tour a few of the other companies housed in the ETC and playfully posed with a Nerf gun found in one of the offices:
As you may be aware, Teltek‘s tagline is Trusted Innovation. We are constantly evolving as a company to deliver the most efficient and cutting-edge solutions to our current and future customers. We are thrilled with the passage of this bill and look forward to the exciting contributions to technology Maryland-based companies will bring to the world!