HATTIESBURG – Just
months after its formation, Noetic Technologies Inc. has announced
it has reached agreement on two research and development proposals
between The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers
and High Performance Materials at Southern Miss and Crosslink.
Noetic Technologies Inc., the marketing and
commercialization branch of the research foundation for the university,
was formed to create opportunities for entrepreneurs at Southern
Research for the two projects will be based
on intellectual property and proprietary technology developed by
Crosslink, as well as new intellectual property developed in collaboration
with Southern Miss.
The two projects are funded by Naval Air Systems
Command and will result in high performance “SMART”
coatings for military applications. “SMART” coatings
build response characteristics into the coating themselves so that
some environmental change will elicit the desired response.
“These stimuli response coatings have
the potential of offering “futuristic” properties,”
said Charlie Hoyle, a leading expert in polymer photochemistry and
The Noetic team is assembled from individuals
experienced in commercial ventures who have spent the past few months
becoming familiar with the university's intellectual property. “The
work we are doing has the potential to save a portion of the $20
billion the Department of Defense spends annually fighting corrosion.
The possibilities are endless,” said Hoyle, Southern Miss’
lead investigator on one of the projects.
Crosslink, based in St. Louis, Mo., is a technology
development company, which focuses on commercializing products and
applications using advanced organic materials. The company is continuously
developing and using products that are made from polymer technology.
“Crosslink is a technology company that
understands application development,” said Les Goff, Noetic
president and CEO. “Companies like Crosslink are natural partners
for university researchers.”
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