Omnitech: Keeping it Local with Custom Software Solutions & More
Choosing the Ascent Innovation business incubator was a strategic decision. Its on-campus location would provide Omnitech with access to the School of Mines' talent pool, enabling the company to engage directly with students and pay them to do some work while they were learning the ropes.
Building Ascent: Chapter 8
Over 1,000 cubic yards of concrete have been poured at the Ascent Innovation Campus this May, totaling nearly 4 million pounds of concrete total. Despite the rain and the continuing CDC guidelines in regards to COVID-19, trade teams are moving right along with the building's progress.
Benchmark Has the Data and Knowledge to Help Businesses Succeed
When Black Hills Knowledge Network was formed in 2009, the goal was simple: to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to make smart, informed decisions. Eight years later both the nonprofit organization's activities and name may have changed, but its mission remains the same.
Novum Nano utilizes pool of talent and resources at Ascent Innovation
The company has filed for several patents with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and currently has plans for around 10 separate product families, several of which are already in the advanced research and development stage and ready to be commercialized.
Nanopareil: Where Tiny Fibers Reap Huge Rewards
With more companies losing exclusive patents on brand name medicines, the door has opened for other companies to make cheaper generic brands, and companies are looking for ways to cut costs while maintaining safe, effective medications. Nanopareil’s technology will make this possible.
North Atlantic Industries Expands in South Dakota with Ascent Innovation’s Help
NAI's South Dakota office is primarily responsible for determining how new products will be built in the factory back in New York. In practice, this role requires the Rapid City team to examine each new design and determine what sequence of factory processes are required to build the circuit board.
Niche technology on the rise
From humble beginnings in a 100-square-foot office space at Ascent Innovation, 7400 Circuits has expanded to a larger 850-square foot office, adding machinery and interns and establishing new goals. It’s clear that the future is looking bright for this niche-focused company.
VRC Metal Systems prepares for permanent space in Box Elder
Beginning as a startup company at Ascent Innovation to becoming the recipients of the Governor’s Giant Vision Award, as well as being listed on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States, VRC Metal Systems is here to stay in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Ascent Innovation awarded federal grant
Ascent Innovation and local leaders are honored to be awarded a grant by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) at the amount of $3 million towards the Rapid City Economic Development Foundation’s expansion project of the Ascent Innovation facility.
Black Hills Business Development Center prepares for expansion
Rapid City Economic Development Foundation’s branch, established in 2006 – the Black Hills Business Development Center – is expanding into Rapid City’s downtown district this summer to establish additional opportunities for innovation growth in western South Dakota.