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Emergent Technologies, Inc. Launches Life Sciences Business Incubator


Emergent Technologies, Inc., a leading innovation solutions company, has announced the launch of a new life sciences business incubator for entrepreneurs and early stage companies. The incubator will be housed in the Emergent headquarters building that includes the former lab space of AeonClad Coatings, an Emergent portfolio company that recently relocated into a larger pilot production facility in north Austin. Located at 11412 Bee Caves Road in Austin, the business incubator includes 2,000 sq. ft. of wet lab space combined with office space, technology infrastructure and on-site business advisors. The Emergent Business Incubator will foster inventors and start-up life sciences and technology companies by assisting with the critical steps of laboratory enablement, intellectual property expansion and product development.

Brian Windsor, PhD, Emergent Executive Vice President and Director of Life Sciences, will be heading up the new incubator. Dr. Windsor said, “The need for wet lab space in the growing Austin life science community is well-documented. The timing is right to launch this incubator. Historically, most wet lab incubators have offered bench space as well as service provider networks. At Emergent, we are in the business of forming and operating cutting-edge life science companies. With extensive infrastructure to support the launch and development of early-stage companies, we offer entrepreneurs much more than a network – our on-site team is comprised of proven experts in every business phase of growing a life science venture, from technology platform analysis to collaborative expansion with industry partners. Emergent incubator companies will be able to access these resources on an as needed basis.”

The Emergent Business Incubator will provide:

  • State-of-the art wet lab and furnished office space designed for start-up companies
  • Common use conference, meeting and support facilities
  • Technology infrastructure and IT support
  • Access to on-site expert advisors in commercialization strategy, business planning, research, IP and licensing, partnering, marketing and product development
  • Periodic boot camps highlighting different aspects of growing a start-up company

“For more than a decade, Emergent has been assisting new start-up companies through the challenging first years of existence. We have been dedicated to driving life science and technology innovation for both commercial success and economic development that benefits communities,” stated Thomas Harlan, Emergent CEO. “Our team has guided the transformation of great ideas and scientific discoveries into new products, multiple technology platforms and services. The Emergent Business Incubator is a natural outgrowth and outreach to the Austin life sciences community to share our facilities, resources and successful innovation process.”

An Emergent Business Incubator open house is scheduled for early December 2012. To receive an open house invitation and/or to learn more about becoming part of the Emergent Business Incubator please email:

About Emergent Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Emergent Technologies, Inc. (Emergent) utilizes its innovation-based, partner-driven model to identify, manage, develop and bring to market game-changing scientific discoveries. Emergent's diverse business and technical team along with its unique innovation process of transforming scientific breakthroughs into technology platforms with multiple applications, maximizes the value of promising ideas and underutilized intellectual properties without the risk associated with commercial development. Emergent applies its experience and expertise to provide investors, entrepreneurs, communities and industry partners access to innovative solutions to advance initiatives and protect and grow core businesses with novel, differentiating technology. For more information, visit the Emergent website

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