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September 25, 2006
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Andrei Fedorov, left, and Gov. Bob Taft
Andrei Fedorov, left, technical director of BGSU’s Wright Photoscience Laboratory, explains a polymerization system to Gov. Bob Taft.

Photochemical sciences receives Innovation Incentive funds

BGSU’s Center for Photochemical Sciences has received another boost from the state with additional funding from the Innovation Incentive program.

Faculty and students, along with elected officials, welcomed Gov. Bob Taft to campus Sept. 21 for his announcement of nearly $4.7 million in fiscal-year 2007 Innovation Incentive awards to 12 of Ohio’s public and private research universities. The funds will assist them in refocusing their doctoral programs to generate world-class research and stimulate economic growth.

The $156,987 announced for BGSU is part of the second round of awards, the first of which was announced in June. In that round, BGSU received $75,799.

“The Innovation Incentive program pushes Ohio’s university researchers to continue making the important discoveries that lead to new products and create good jobs,” said Taft. “This initiative, along with the state’s Third Frontier investments, provides the support necessary for Ohio to continue its international legacy of leadership in innovation.”
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