Kaonetics to partner with Center for Innovation
Kaonetics Technologies Inc. announced today that it has joined the Arlington-based Center for Innovation (CFI), a non-profit business accelerator focused on new technologies.
Kaonetics, which recently moved its headquarters to Fort Worth, is developing multiple technology platforms based on energy waveforms with potential applications in military, law enforcement and other industries.
Among other things, testing shows that Kaonetics’ “directed energy” technology can stabilize improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have become the number one cause of death and injury to American service members.
“CFI's unparalleled access to federal labs and the Department of Defense’s intellectual property portfolio will give Kaonetics the potential to fast track its ground-breaking technology,” said Executive Vice President Mant Hawkins, in a news release. “Our partnership will help create the relationships that are essential for the success of Kaonetics.”
The CFI, which is managed by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, is billed as a catalyst for technology led economic development, facilitating and enabling the integration of industry, academic and government research with access to capital and talent.
“Kaonetics is precisely the type of company the CFI seeks to become part of our exclusive network of only 40 affiliate partners nationwide,” said Wes Jurey, CEO of the CFI, in a statement. “Bringing together Kaonetics’ breakthrough technology with CFI’s access to research from federal laboratories, universities and industry, our access to public and private sources of funding, and our access to talent, from design to manufacturing and deal flow, we expect to play an important role in helping Kaonetics achieve success.”
Kaonetics is developing its environmentally safe directed energy technology to create platforms with multiple applications, such as detecting drugs, guns, explosives and other contraband, in vehicles and containers, and behind walls. The technology can also be used to shut down electronic devices, such as IEDs, computers and even a car’s ignition as the vehicle is fleeing from police.
Kaonetics joins TechComm (Technology Commercialization & Manufacturing), a coalition of U.S. federal agencies and their labs, that is working with the CFI to facilitate the transfer of federal patented technology to industries for commercial use and manufacturing, and to facilitate cooperative research between federal labs with both universities and industries.
Rob Robertson - Fort Worth Business Press