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Will the government's overhaul of the patent system have any bearing on the commercialization of products coming out of the accelerator?
Being able to rapidly design and redesign your product will be an edge in the new patent system. More
- Michael Alt, Director, Eastman Business Park
How are the academic institutions specifically getting involved at the Technology Accelerator?
It is very common for a company to be formed from technology spun out of an academic institution. More
- Michael Alt, Director, Eastman Business Park
Which industries are particularly attracted to ecodistricts?
Current industries headed in this direction include the software and electronics sectors. More
- Tom Breunig, Director of Marketing and Communications, Earth Advantage Institute
What types of companies are best suited to modular data centers? When should they choose this option?
I believe modular data center design concepts can really be used in all data centers for all types of companies. More
- Shawn T. Reichart, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, RTKL & Associates
Overall, what are Nebraska's most important assets that are attractive to businesses with large-scale, industrial power needs?
Nebraska's skilled work force, business-friendly environment, and central location, plus low-cost, reliable, and abundant electric power, make the state an attractive location for businesses. More
- Nebraska Public Power District
What are some major companies that have already selected Nebraska for their high-tech and/or data center needs?
Major high tech companies with facilities in Nebraska include Yahoo. More
- Nebraska Public Power District
What cost savings do modular data centers offer compared to traditional data centers?
A modular approach to data centers ensures that only the most essential needs are implemented by cutting over-provisioning on buildings and equipment. More
- Kris Holla, President and CEO, NxGen Modular
What percentage of data center construction in the United States do modular data centers comprise? Is this figure growing?
Modular data center construction is quickly on the rise due to this diversity. More
- Kris Holla, President and CEO, NxGen Modular
Compared to other industries, how energy-consuming are data centers?
According to a 2007 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report to Congress, it is estimated that data centers will consume over 100 billion kilowatt-hours of power this year. More
- Kris Holla, President and CEO, NxGen Modular
Although companies that operate predominantly across broadband or virtual networks have no physical need for a cluster, how can you explain the existence of high-tech clusters such as the Silicon Valley?
However, even in such broadband-enabled industries as software development, there exists a combination of dispersion and clustering occurring. More
- Christopher Steele, Global COO and North American President, Ivestment Consulting Associates
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