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Noetic Technologies, Southern Miss Share Innovation Leadership Award

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Noetic Technologies Inc., and The University of Southern Mississippi were recently awarded the John I. Rucker Community Innovation Leadership Award at the 11th Annual Conference on High Technology hosted by the Mississippi Technology Alliance.

Kelli Booth, left, vice president of marketing for Noetic Technologies and Dr. Dennis Wiesenburg, vice president of research at The University of Southern Mississippi, accepted the John I. Rucker Award at the Conference on High Technology. (Submitted photo)

The Rucker Award is given in recognition of leadership for organizations that represent a government, academic and private sector partnership. These organizations are recognized for the development of a strategic innovation-led economic development program focused on technology, research, entrepreneurship and capital formation.

Noetic and Southern Miss were honored based upon the unique model of a private company/academic institution technology transfer process.

“The Noetic/USM partnership continues to develop and promote a process that supports technology development and entrepreneurship that meets our customers’ needs,” said Les Goff, president and CEO of Noetic.

Noetic Technologies Inc., began as an initiative of The University of Southern Mississippi and is geared toward marketing and commercialization of the university’s technology.

National Sports Security Center Features NVTouch Computer System

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – As part of its mission to keep training and preparedness at the forefront, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with NVision Solutions to install the new NVTouch computer technology.

Earlier this year, NVision became a founding partner of NCS4, providing Real-Time Emergency Action Coordination technology as part of the center’s SportEvac tool developed to help sports stadium officials train for and provide security for sports events worldwide.

“The installation of the NVTouch computer system in our lab represents another valuable asset for the center,” said Steve Miller, director, Systems Integration at NCS4. “The advancement of training and development as well as situational awareness will be enhanced by this tool. We will use this system to develop new interactive methods for training, modeling and simulation in our industry.”

NVision launched U.S. sales of the NVTouch system with installations at NASA headquarters in Washington D.C. and the NASA Stennis Space Center Emergency Operations Center. Other entities currently utilizing the technology include the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center in St. Tammany Parish, La., and the Center for Asymmetric Warfare in Monterey, Calif.

“NVision is excited about our continued collaboration with NCS4,” said NVision President Socorro Harvey. “The NVTouch surface computer is cutting-edge technology and NCS4’s pioneering sports security lab is the perfect place to showcase this system to the world.”

Established in 2006, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security was created to provide an interdisciplinary academic environment to further increase sport security awareness, improve sport security policies and procedures and enhance emergency response through evacuation, recovery operations and crowd management training.

For more information about NCS4 call 601.266.6183 or visit www.ncs4.com

Southern Miss Launches iSouthernMS Free Mobile App for Smartphones

Hattiesburg, Miss – Thanks to a brand new “smartphone” and mobile device application, students, alumni and everyone else now have a quick and easy way to stay connected with Southern Miss.

The newly launched mobile app - iSouthernMS – allows the Southern Miss community to stay connected by providing hand-held access to campus maps, current class schedules and event calendars, plus the latest university news, sports schedules and more.

“We want to offer our students and other members of our community the best in technology and access, and that means making Southern Miss services and information available to mobile users,” explained Homer Coffman, Southern Miss chief information officer. “We expect iSouthernMS to be popular with current and prospective students, parents, alumni and other members of the university community.”

Presently available only for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iTouch devices,iSouthernMS can be downloaded through iTunes, appstoreHQ and other on-line app stores. It was developed by Blackboard Mobile, a division of education technology company Blackboard Inc.

iSouthernMS is a big part of how I navigate campus and my own experience at Southern Miss” said Mary Lois Hanna, junior communication studies major. “My campus experience – from classes to sporting events to maps – is now with me wherever I go. Whether I need directions, game times, search classes, or the latest university news, now I have an app for that.”

According to Coffman, the technology partnership with Blackboard is an exciting one because as an education technology company, it understands the possibilities for mobile applications in education.

Look foriSouthernMS to soon be released for both Blackberry and Android devices. For more information, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP.

Southern Miss Launches iSouthernMS Free Mobile App for Smartphones

Hattiesburg, Miss – Thanks to a brand new “smartphone” and mobile device application, students, alumni and everyone else now have a quick and easy way to stay connected with Southern Miss.

The newly launched mobile app - iSouthernMS – allows the Southern Miss community to stay connected by providing hand-held access to campus maps, current class schedules and event calendars, plus the latest university news, sports schedules and more.

“We want to offer our students and other members of our community the best in technology and access, and that means making Southern Miss services and information available to mobile users,” explained Homer Coffman, Southern Miss chief information officer. “We expect iSouthernMS to be popular with current and prospective students, parents, alumni and other members of the university community.”

Presently available only for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iTouch devices,iSouthernMS can be downloaded through iTunes, appstoreHQ and other on-line app stores. It was developed by Blackboard Mobile, a division of education technology company Blackboard Inc.

iSouthernMS is a big part of how I navigate campus and my own experience at Southern Miss” said Mary Lois Hanna, junior communication studies major. “My campus experience – from classes to sporting events to maps – is now with me wherever I go. Whether I need directions, game times, search classes, or the latest university news, now I have an app for that.”

According to Coffman, the technology partnership with Blackboard is an exciting one because as an education technology company, it understands the possibilities for mobile applications in education.

Look foriSouthernMS to soon be released for both Blackberry and Android devices. For more information, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP.

Business Accelerator is in Full Swing at USM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Known simply as The Accelerator, The University of Southern Mississippi’s unique business incubator is providing an enormous boost to start-up companies in the Gulf South region.

“This state-of-the-art facility represents opportunities for students, researchers and companies to take an idea and carry it to its fruition as a useful product or service,” said U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). “In the end, it is a process – which now has a home in The Accelerator – that can lead to more job creation and economic growth in Mississippi.”

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran offered the keynote address during the grand opening of The Accelerator on Friday, Sept. 17. (Photo by Steve Rouse)

Cochran joined other state and local dignitaries for the official grand opening of The Accelerator held on Friday, Sept. 17 at The Garden, Southern Miss’ innovation and commercialization park.

Officially labeled The National Materials Science Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator, the incubator provides ample space for offices, laboratories and storage; the latest advances in technology and expert guidance for companies attempting to grow a business from the ground up. Currently, the 60,000-square foot Accelerator is operating at approximately 60 percent capacity.

“Throughout our history, Southern Miss has illustrated time and again our willingness to think creatively and act boldly,” said university President Martha Saunders. “The Accelerator stands as a lasting testament to the relentless pursuit of a vision that began as a simple idea more than a decade ago. I believe it is this attitude that makes Southern Miss attractive to entrepreneurs looking for an environment in which they can grow and thrive.”

The Accelerator’s anchor tenants include the following:

·         Ablitech, a biotechnology company specializing in Versadel technology under development for curing cancer and other genetic abnormalities.

·         Crosslink, a technology leader in Electroactive Polymer Materials focused on providing clients with technically advanced solutions that bring step-change improvements to their products and drive commercial sales.

·         KDL Solutions, a professional forensic science company dedicated to providing timely, accurate information to clients.

·         Scigenesis, which develops novel, high-performance, stimuli-responsive coatings and film adhesives.

·         Mississippi Polymer Institute, which provides workforce development, expert consulting and technical service, produce development, rapid prototyping, pilot manufacturing and product commercialization to Mississippi’s polymer industry members.

·         Noetic Technologies, an innovation and commercialization company assisting clients through the multiple phases of technology development, commercialization, process engineering, marketing and business start-ups.

Accelerator Executive Director Sunny Corral said the business incubator is strategically positioned to provide budding companies a blueprint for success in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

“If there is an opportunity to enhance a material’s performance, The University of Southern Mississippi is the place to do it, and The Accelerator is the facility that will equip industrial partners and early-stage companies with the tools required to do this,” said Corral.

For more information about The Accelerator, contact Corral at 601.266.5116 or 601.266.5515.

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Video of today’s speeches will be posted on PineBeltPRESS.com this weekend.