From SDSU President, David L. Chicoine and as published in ‘STATE’ magazine in the Fall 2014 issue
In 2009, a group of investors, led by McGowan Capital Group, formed South Dakota Innovation Partners (SDIP) to launch and provide early-stage funding and business management expertise to technology-based startups, shepherding them through the “valley of death”. SDIP is working with six promising young companies, bringing to market, under a license with the university, new research-derived technologies discovered by SDSU faculty.
The Research Park at South Dakota State University, a shared effort with the city and county governments in Brookings, has attracted businesses with space conveniently located near the university. Investor-owned Brookings BioSpace provides lab and office space for emerging bioscience companies. The Technology Center for Rural Enterprise, developed by the Brookings Economic Development Corporation, is a pilot-plant scale-up facility dedicated to supporting the success of startup ventures.
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