Target sectors include medical devices, plastics and packaging, healthcare and education.
Emerging sectors include bio-agriculture, bio-energy and sensors.
Bio-Agriculture is defined as the use of biological and genetic knowledge to create smart agricultural products. The Momentum West region has an established base of firms with a changing market dynamic that is creating new competitive opportunities.
Bio-Energy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. It encompasses biofuel as well as biomass. There is an existing base of related R&D, technical talent as well as USDA grants for bio-energy development.
Sensors are based around technologies that allow assessment and monitoring of conditions at a distance as well as response and occasional interaction. The region has a related talent base and other synergies with computers, electronics and medical devices.
Existing sectors include computers and electronics who are market leaders.
Enabling technologies include nanotechnology and chemicals.