Innovate Mississippi

Point Innovation Magazine Winter 2013

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 30 of 79

All photos: The University of Mississippi MDA also sees value in cultivating opportunities at the state's four research universities. "Being involved with universities helps show companies that we're serious about developing the markets and talent and resources they need to succeed," said McArthur. "It helps us retain those students in Mississippi. We're supporting co-op programs so when they graduate, there's already a tie in with their company and they can roll in and get started." Sabatier is already providing opportunities for students to gain experience and further their educations as he builds his business. "Students on campus can do curriculum practicum training here, and graduate students can get experience writing proposals, and they report to their department chairs," he said. "Being able to work with faculty and students helps a lot. The university has the expertise I need." "We send graduates with Ph.D.s in all pharmaceutical disciplines all over the world," added David D. Allen, dean of the university's nationally recognized School of Pharmacy. "It would be incredibly impactful to keep a number of them here and give them opportunities, which would lead to enhanced collaborative research and employment across the spectrum of workforce needs." ‚óŹ "Oxford was recently named one of the Top 10 Sustainable Communities by Tennessee Valley Economic Development. Insight Park, with its mixed-use and sustainable features, certainly contributed to this designation." Max Hipp, President and CEO, Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation Visit for more information. 29

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Innovate Mississippi - Point Innovation Magazine Winter 2013