SEFCU and CAP COM leaders proudly joined with leaders from the Capital Region Chamber and the Center for Disability Services for a ribbon cutting to officially open the Health Innovations Incubator and Technology Center (HII-Tech).
SEFCU and CAP COM each donated $100,000 to support this initiative which aims to develop new products and conduct research to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.
The state-of-the-art facility provides a place where engineers can innovate and make transformational discoveries. There are currently five different projects in development which will be advanced thanks to HII-Tech's new equipment and knowledge that will allow for the design, development, and testing of new products and technologies. The new facility will also give local students more opportunities to participate in leading-edge and hands-on research through multiple internship and fellowship program opportunities.
“This is an exciting time at the Center for Disability Services! As we welcome our 80th year as a resource to the community, we are already looking at the future,” said HII-Tech Director Eric Ledet. “We know that there is significant untapped potential in the Capital Region in the medical devices arena. The Health Innovations Incubator and Technology Center at the Center for Disability Services is gearing up to serve the Capital Region as a leader in healthtech and medtech innovation.”