JMU organizations receive Governor's Technology Awards
A pair of JMU-affiliated organizations received Governor's Technology Awards on Monday, Sept. 9 in Richmond during the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium.
Collegiate Strength Innovations, a company founded to market athletic training equipment invented by JMU staff and students, received the Innovative Commercialization of Technology Research Award while the Shenandoah Valley Partnership received the Innovative Use of Technology in Economic Development Award for creating a database that helps businesses connect their employees with training opportunities.
Collegiate Strength Innovations is operated through the JMU commercialization foundation, James Madison Innovations Inc., and JMU students and alumni are involved in running the company.
The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, with headquarters at JMU, is a public/private partnership providing marketing and business assistance for the Shenandoah Valley region. Through regional cooperation the SVP brings together business, government, and education leaders to promote new investment, strengthen existing business, and guide labor force development to ensure a healthy economic future for the region.
Technology award winners were determined by a panel of government information technology (IT) experts. The awards program, started 16 years ago, recognizes public sector IT projects that improve government service delivery and efficiency. Multiple awards were presented in several categories.
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Published Sept. 10. 2013