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Summer 2008
Lighting Technology Greenhouse Reaches Out to Business Community

The Lighting Technology Greenhouse (LTG) program, a collaborative effort between the LRC and Linc – The Lighting Cultivator, is partnering with technology development organizations to help foster the commercialization of new lighting innovations.

In May, Linc held a Solid-State Lighting Workshop in Albany, N.Y., sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and New York’s Center for Economic Growth, where attendees were updated on solid-state lighting research needs, testing protocols, and performance standards by LRC Director of Research, N. Narendran. In addition, participants learned about New York State and federal SSL funding opportunities and heard from a leading venture capitalist about funding trends.

LTG is building relationships with technology development offices across New York State and beyond, and there are plans for additional outreach activities to raise awareness about the program and its services including technology evaluation, business mentoring, and networking. For more information about the Lighting Technology Greenhouse, visit

About the Lighting Research Center

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. The LRC offers the world's premier graduate education in lighting, including one- and two-year master's programs and a Ph.D. program. Since 1988 the LRC has built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. The LRC also provides training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals. Visit

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