CWU session looks at melding innovation and investment | Daily Record

By: Joanna Markell
Published: Nov. 17, 2011

Today’s laptop computers, flat-panel televisions and smartphone displays have their roots in the LCD display in a digital wristwatch in the early 1970s, and it all started with liquid crystal technology in a lab at Kent State University in Ohio.

John West, a professor of chemistry and senior research fellow at Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, told an audience at Central Washington University on Wednesday that liquid crystal technology – used today in all those computer, smartphone and television displays – has changed how people interact with technology and one another.

West and venture capitalist Dennis Weston spoke at a session titled “Innovation and Venture Capital – Where and How they Meet.” The presentation was part of an innovation and entrepreneurship speaker series sponsored by the College of Business. (READ MORE…)

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