Caterpillar Inc. is boosting its efforts to license its intellectual product portfolio, which includes 7,000 patents. The Technology Licensing Group at Cat (www.cat.com/products/shared/technology_products/technology_products.html) has ruggedized techniques for electronic packaging, thermal and vibration analysis, and mixed signal techniques, as well as mechanical and manufacturing technologies. Engine and motion controls are a big part of the technology portfolio.
Being in an incubator can be analogous to shopping in a “big box retailer.” You can find many things you need under one roof along with moral support to sustain and move your startup to a successful launch.
Scientists at four major universities in Europe have released a joint paper describing the use of light to put active materials into motion and to control that motion, producing lifelike mechanisms that may or may not contain living organisms, but can produce useful work.
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