Variable Technology, LLC, Awarded $5,000 Grant

$5,000 GrantJASPER (NNDC) – Variable Technology, LLC, has been awarded a $5,000 grant to assist its funding a request for a patent for a new healthcare technology product. Grow Dubois County, a committee formed to work in collaboration with Dubois Strong to foster and engage economic development and entrepreneurship in Dubois County, partnered with the Vincennes University Jasper Campus Foundation and the Dubois County Community Foundation to present the award.

Brothers Todd and Bret Mehringer of Jasper and Pete Avenatti and Alexander Soles of Bloomington founded Variable Technology in 2012 for the purpose of innovating and commercializing unique ideas that solve problems and bridge technology gaps that exist in various marketing segments. One such product measures pressure and moisture in a flexible material at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions. All four owners are currently employed by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, in Martin County.

Todd Mehringer says, “This grant will help to better protect our intellectual property and allow us to advance commercialization and company growth opportunities.” Todd Mehringer adds, “Untimately, Variable Technology’s vision is to expand the technology innovation sector in Dubois County and the Southern Indiana region.”

Brad Ward, chief executive officer of the Dubois County Community Foundation, says, “This grant connects three important community efforts – creating access to entrepreneurship, leveraging our involvement with Crane, and fostering economic development at CTIM.” “Crane is such an important part of our region, and it’s important that we continue to interact with them and those affiliated with them,” said Brad Ward, chief executive officer of Dubois County Community Foundation.

Marc Steczyk, president of Grow Dubois County, adds, “Mentoring our students and providing them with inspiration demonstrates continued interest for Variable Technology in the importance of not only education, but the fostering of an entrepreneurial spirit within our community.”

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