In the National Academy of Inventors’ (NAI) latest edition of “Technology & Innovation,” Florida High Tech Corridor Council CEO Paul Sohl examined how the Matching Grants Research Program (MGRP) has accelerated innovation, resulting in more than 120 patents secured and more than $1 billion in downstream economic impact generated since its inception.

To highlight how the MGRP impacts the next generation of high tech professionals, Sohl shared the of three NAI Fellows who partnered with The Corridor Council’s three universities to advance their research:

Leonid Glebov, Ph.D., 2012 NAI Fellow

Partnering with the University of Central Florida, Glebov’s company, OptiGrate, developed a photonic volume Bragg grating with clearer resolution, an efficiency rating of over 99.9% and the lowest radiation absorption on the market.

Yogi Goswami, Ph.D., 2012 NAI Fellow

Partnering with the University of South Florida, Goswami’s company, Molekule, developed a nanoparticle-covered filter that destroys airborne pollutants.

Andrew Rinzler, Ph.D., 2016 NAI Fellow

Partnering with the University of Florida, Rinzler’s company, Mattrix Technologies, developed the world’s first full-aperture vertical organic light-emitting transistor panel with the power to decrease the prices of screens and solve common problems found in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels.

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