Lynch Speaks at Entrepreneurship Day at Rutgers
Sigma Design Co.
200 Pond Ave
Middlesex, NJ, 08846
Press release date: May 1, 2012
SIGMA Design's President Gerard J. Lynch, P.E. was a speaker on the "Entrepreneurship Helping Developing Economies" panel at "Entrepreneurship Day 2012: Innovate for Humanity" event held at Rutgers University on April 17th. Lynch was invited because of the global activities of his Middlesex, NJ company and for his role as a technical advisor and Board Member of the Metuchen Diocese Catholic Charities Global Solidarity Team which delivers development projects in Guatemala and India. His message was "How Can Technology Development Help Reduce Global Pain and Suffering".
For the Entrepreneurship Day, Rutgers brought together leading social entrepreneurs, impact investors, business support organizations, faculty, students and alumni at its New Brunswick campus for a unique event designed to address the most pressing social issues of modern times. Is entrepreneurship the way out of poverty? Should the poor have to pay the same to get access to the food and medicine they need to live? Can developed and developing nations work together to create a better tomorrow?
As owner of SIGMA, Lynch has developed hundreds of new products and systems for clients world wide, including some suitable for developing economies' needs for water filtration, renewable energy and food sanitation products.
In additional, Lynch is now in his tenth year volunteering as technical advisor and Board Member with the non-profit group Catholic Charities Solidarity Team (CCST) in New Brunswick, NJ. "Using the guidelines of CRS global strategy for sustainable development", Lynch explained, "we have enabled, funded and participated in the development of water purification systems, solar power, medical clinics and power for refrigerated medicines, efficient smoke controlled cooking stoves and latrines in the countries of Guatemala and India".
Lynch said he was honored to be part of the discussion at the Rutgers Entrepreneurship Day. "I think we did increase awareness of the potential that applied technology and new product development solutions can bring to these global situations".
Sigma Design Company, LLC Turning Smart Ideas Into Product Solutions
Located in central New Jersey, Sigma Design Company conceives, designs, prototypes, engineers and manufactures novel new products in the USA. We specialize in complex mechanisms, electro-mechanical devices, and analytical systems and appliances for the renewable energy, medical device/laboratory, clean technology, marine, filtration, consumer products and other sectors. Our professional team offers design engineering consulting, failure analysis, human factors design, and rapid prototyping services, as well as new product development, marketing and business development services. The company also offers manufacturing cells that are fully staffed and tooled - from 500 to 10,000 square feet.
The company started in 1962 and was acquired by its current owner in 1999. In October 2011, Sigma Design Company relocated, expanded and opened its 'Technology Commercialization and New Product Manufacturing Center' in Middlesex, New Jersey.