(November 9th 2012) – San Marcos, Texas – Texas State University today opened the doors to the first building at its new off-campus Science, Technology and Advanced Research Park, and officially welcomed MicroPower Global as the first tenant.
Initially MicroPower will have use of approximately 3,500 square feet of dedicated and shared space at the 20,000 square foot STAR One facility, with the potential to expand, including sufficient office and administrative space. This will enable the company to move seamlessly into early production at a facility specifically designed for its initial manufacturing needs.
While all of MicroPower’s production staff will be based at STAR One, the company will maintain a development team at the University’s Material Science faculty a few miles away to continue the enhancement of its thermoelectric chip technology at the same time as the production team work to fulfil early orders.
To complete the final product development phase successfully, MicroPower first partnered with Texas State University in 2009. This has enabled the company to accelerate the development and commercialization of its cutting-edge thermoelectric technology. The relationship now enters a new phase, with the outlook positive for both parties.
“Having spent three years working hard to complete the development work and build prototypes, the company is now entering an exciting phase, with demand for our energy conversion technology across a wide number of industries,” said Max Lewinsohn, MicroPower’s Chairman.
“We were attracted to the idea of occupying the STAR Park facility from day one,” he revealed. “It offers us the opportunity to move into an early production environment that perfectly matches our needs as an emerging clean technology company.”
“Texas State’s relationship with MicroPower is an outstanding example of how a university and a company can work together to the benefit of both,” added Bill Covington, Chief Research Officer for Texas State.