WKU affiliated company received $80,000 grant for research

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Thursday, July 3, Governor Andy Beshear announced that nine high-tech Kentucky companies will receive a total $900,000 in state matching grants. These grants will support high-paying jobs and technology development in the commonwealth.

One of the companies receiving that grant is Bowling Green’s Adelphi Technology, Inc. The company will receive $80,000  to help expand their research projects.

The company works with WKU students and faculty to develop means to measure air quality.

The grants are part of the commonwealth’s nationally recognized Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Matching Funds program. The Kentucky grants match in part $4.77 million in federal grants the businesses will collectively receive.

Western Kentucky University Department of Physics and Astronomy Professor Vladimir Dobrokhotov said this grant has a second purpose besides expanding their research; to creating jobs for students. Dobrokhotov is also the director of the WKU’s Applied Physics Institute.

“The idea of applying for this grant was to create jobs for WKU graduates and in Kentucky. So, many of them do a lot of exciting research while their students at WKU, and many of them want to continue their research after the graduation,” said Dobrokhotov.

Adelphi doesn’t have a set date yet of when they’ll receive that grant money, but after they revise their budget they are hopeful to lay their hands on that money by around the start of August.