Thursday, October 30, 2008

Business Incubator Breaking Ground

A new technology business incubator is breaking ground today October 30th at 10:00 AM. with a check presentation and groundbreaking ceremony. Speakers at the event will include Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Mr. Nitschke and state government representatives. The event will take place near the Nitschke auditorium.

The University of Toledo received a total of $4,000,000. The donors include Norman Nitschke and grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and some State and local money as well.

The grant will go toward a new, 40,000-square-foot building that will consist of laboratories and office space to house a mix of technology startup companies. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2009.

Link to UTNews
Link to ToledoBlade

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Intro to Linux

I'm going to the TALUG,(Toledo area Linux User Group) tonight 6:30 PM at UT North Engineering Building . The topic is an "Intro to Linux". I've got a bit of exposure to Linux but I'm sure that there are some things that I can learn. I'm mostly self/web taught. I'm looking to make better use of the Linux operating system in the near future so I'm hoping this will be a good crash course. See you there.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

First Solar gets Tax Credit

First Solar (FSLR)is getting a tax credit worth $175,126. This tax credit will go towards The building of a Research and Technology Center in Perrysburg Township, a suburb of Toledo.

Source (Toledo Blade)