A coalition of San Diego County business organizations is forging a new business cluster, focused on robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, interoperability and cyber technologies.
The nascent Southwest Regional Innovation Cluster will compete for a total of $300 million in FY 2011 federal funding to be divvied up among 15 regional innovation clusters, said Gary Knight, CEO of the San Diego North Regional Economic Development Council. The first step, though, is to submit a funding proposal to the Small Business Administration, to get up to $600,000 to design the RIC.
The council and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International–San Diego, is helping the group to get organized, and recruit leaders.
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Author: Bradley Fikes