Posts tagged “Economic development”

May 6, 2014

Premium Lock Award-winning tech transfer exec returns to NC after leading U.Va. Innovation transformation

W. Mark Crowell, who helped lead tech transfer efforts at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and N.S. State as well as the building of NCSU's Centennial Campus, is returning to Chapel Hill after a four-year tenure as the award winning executive director at U. Va. Innovation. The University of Virginia's H. Brevy Cannon interviewed Crowell about the development of the university as a tech transfer and entrepreneurial leader.

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Updated May 5, 2014

Premium Lock FCC gears up for E-Rate modernization with NC input

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: The Federal Communications Commission is holding a workshop on Tuesday focused on E-Rate reform with two North Carolina technology leaders featured on the agenda. Heading to D.C. are Phil Emer at the Friday Institute and Joe Freddoso, CEO at MCNC, which operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network.

Updated May 5, 2014

Premium Lock Veteran tech transfer exec leaves UVA, returning to NC roots

W. Mark Crowell, a veteran executive who led technology transfer efforts at UNC-CH, NCSU and Duke, is returning to the Triangle. Crowell is stepping down as executive director of the innovation program at the University of Virginia and plans to become a consultant based in Chapel Hill.

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Updated May 2, 2014

Premium Lock High-tech shares stage at Moogfest - execs explain why

Moogfest is an annual arts and music festival but last week the North Carolina Technology Association teamed up with member Moog Music to add some high-tech to the show. Called "Synthesis," the showcase included SAS and other firms. NCTA's Marc Montoro reports on what happened an Synthesis and why the tech firms chose to participate.

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Updated May 2, 2014

Premium Lock Exclusive: NC Biotech Center leader sees budget cuts being restored

In a wide-ranging interview, Norris Tolson, the retiring president and CEO of the NC Biotech Center, said he believes that Center's budget may be at least partly "resurrected," when the General Assembly meets again, that he thinks new areas such as bio-defense offer great potential and that a new branding initiative may finally get the state's AG Bio sector the respect it deserves. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports the details in an exclusive interview for Insiders.

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April 25, 2014

Premium Lock Cyborg uses antenna to see color - only at @MoogFest

It's true: The antenna in the skull of Neil Harbisson has the ability to register color and transfer the color into sounds. Through memorization, Harbisson has taught himself what different colors sound like. He has used these sounds to create contemporary visual art and music.Julie Terry of the Research Triangle Foundation provides the details.

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Updated April 25, 2014

Premium Lock Talking pain points: What keeps employers up at night

From technology to human resources and employee recruitment as well as retention, to needs for new products, and ways to handle big data, five executives tell a crowd in Wilmington just how trying business can be these days.

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Updated April 24, 2014

Premium Lock Tech innovation, jobs across NC are focus at Moog Fest kickoff

The Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville was close to its max capacity of 500 audience members, and it's safe to say that most attendees had never been to a music and arts festival that started with a discussion centered on economic development. The audience, made up mostly of festival goers, showed the most enthusiasm around ideas that made North Carolina stronger as a whole. Julie Terry of the Research Triangle Foundation provides the details.

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April 24, 2014

Premium Lock State Treasurer Cowell to talk jobs, innovation at Wilmington event

UNCW The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Wilmington is hosting an event on "pains" that keep employers up at night. State Treasurer Janet Cowell is among the speakers.

Updated April 21, 2014

Premium Lock National broadband events spotlight hot trends in networking

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: From Silicon Valley to the nation's capital, high-speed connectivity and gigabit speed are front and center on the national networking agenda this spring.

Updated April 18, 2014

Premium Lock 'Wiring Silicon Mountain:' Moog Fest brings high-profile talent to Asheville

The annual Moog Fest music and arts festival is expanding to include an eclectic lineup of speakers. Kicking off the festival next Thursday is a panel about 'Wiring Silicon Mountain: Nurturing Innovation Through Technology in Western North Carolina.' Joining Geolas on stage will be: Gov. Pat McCrory, the CEO of Moog Music, Mike Adams, Asheville Mayor Esther Mannheimer, Casey Steinbacher, President and CEO of the Durham Chamber of Commerce, Professor Mike Walden of NC State and Hickory Mayor Rudy White. And the agenda of events hardly stops there.

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Updated April 16, 2014

Premium Lock Ex-IBMer Dick Daugherty a very deserving Raleigh Hall of Fame choice

Richard "Dick" Daugherty, a former senior executive at IBM, a longtime champion of NCSU's Centennial Campus, and a driving force behind the new strategic plan for Research Triangle Park, is among the latest inductees for the Raleigh Hall of Fame. Way to go, Dick. You deserve this honor.

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Updated April 15, 2014

Premium Lock Report: Clean energy has positive impact on NC's economy

Clean energy investments have attracted billions of dollars and created thousands of jobs in recent years throughout North Carolina, according to a new study released on Monday.

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April 14, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo returns to Raleigh for annual sales meeting

Downtown Raleigh For the last five years, the world's largest PC maker has hosted its annual sales meeting in Raleigh and is expecting to draw more than 3,000 Lenovo employees this year including CEO Yuanqing Yang.

Updated April 14, 2014

Premium Lock The Broadband Report: It was one 'gigafied' week

The Broadband Report       Broadband discussions were plentiful at national events held last week in Denver and Austin. MCNC President and CEO Joe Freddoso talks about his travels and how the country's future relies on gigabit infrastructure.

Updated April 10, 2014

Premium Lock State of Research Triangle Region event set for May 22

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership will host the 11th annual "State of the Region" event on May 22 at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham. Registration for this year's event opens Monday.

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Updated April 9, 2014

Premium Lock The Economist debate: Goldman versus Google: A career on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley?

Vivek Wadhwa: For decades, the best and brightest minds from American business schools were attracted to Wall Street. But at least since the financial crisis, high-tech companies have become an increasingly appealing destination. In this spirited debate, two heavyweight thinkers argue over the respective merits of these two diverse career paths.

April 7, 2014

Premium Lock Startup opportunity knocks at SEVC 2014 in Atlanta

Dollar sign      More than 50 of the most dynamic, high-growth companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic will converge at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta next month for extensive executive and investor networking and quality content.

Updated March 29, 2014

Premium Lock What happens in Raleigh's RV at SXSW 'stays in it'

Justin Miller, Raleigh's 'tattooed guy, is having a blast representing the city as its "ambassador" at the South by Southwest festival. He's shown off his "Sir Walter the Bat" tattoo, too. But don't expect to share all that's happened on the RV trip to Austin and back. Sounds like he's been to Vegas ...

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Updated March 20, 2014

Premium Lock Hey Triangle, are you getting #FIBEREDUP?

How bad do you want Google Fiber in the Triangle? Maybe there's a way for you to show your excitement.

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