A primary mission of the LIMA is to see that its work impacts on society beyond the borders of Texas. This is accomplished largely in part by working with industrial partners who are well suited to bring about such an impact. LIMA's collaboration with industrial partners has the objective of promoting the development of advances in industrial metrology and automation and related areas through the rapid and timely technology transfer to industrial sectors. LIMA and the University of Texas at El Paso are committed to providing the enhanced intellectual and technological resources needed by industry to compete successfully in the world market. The LIMA is not only to simply transfer science and technology developed at UTEP to industry, but to have industry involved with the program in the creation of the advances in the first place. This is done in such a way that the research serves the public consistent with the UTEP's goal of education, research, and service to the community.