Posts tagged “NCSU”
GridBridge is an emerging company in the semiconductor space, and the NCSU spinout looks to be a major player in so-called "wide band gap" technology. According to the Department of Energy, "WBG" promises improved, more efficient energy which in turn could mean "vastly superior" electronics and optics. In part two of an interview, GridgBridge CEO Chad Eckhardt talks about his company and WBG.
New means of power delivery is the secret sauce for Raleigh-based startup GridBridge, and the recently launched firm is quickly earning recognition from the Obama Administration as part of a $140 million power initiative plus a recent selection by NASA for beyond-this-world energy routing. What is GridBridge all about and who is its founder Chad Eckhardt? WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive details in a Q&A.
Analysis: I was born in 1951, and most of my current students were born after 1990. I and they have certainly seen our lives altered by new inventions and innovations, especially in information technology and communications. But some say that, while these changes have been significant, their impacts have not been as transforming on daily lives as those brought about by electricity, the automobile and tractor, the telephone and the radio in the 20s and 30s. It's popular to say we live in a fast-paced, highly connected, ever-shifting world. But a strong case can be made for that world actually occurring 90 years ago.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded $2.5 million in grants and other funding in its most recent quarter. Meanwhile, companies supported by the Center raised some $192 million in outside funding.
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.
Feelgoodz, with the help of singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, is building a flip-flop brand with products sold around the world. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman reports in this latest post from the WRAL TechWire-ExitEvent partnership.
Rami Essaid, Engin Akyol and Andrew Stein turned their educations at N.C. State into fast-growing tech security startup Distil Networks but left North Carolina to launch the venture-backed firm. Now they are returning to Wolfpack country by opening an office in Raleigh. And they are hiring. We have the details in an exclusive interview for WRAL TechWire Insiders.
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.
On Thursday night, Lulu eGames awarded $40,000 to NCSU student startups. Meanwhile, AuthenTec founder Scott Moody also offered advice to those wanting to be entrepreneurs. Sara Bill reports for Exit Event.
Sarah Bill, writing for ExitEvent, reports about the efforts of two NCSU students' startup that provides pre-registered designated student drivers. This is the latest post that is part of the news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.
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.
The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.
Early Thursday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium issued a full statement explaining why it is recommending that six cities in the Triangle and the Triad "enthusiastically approved" support for AT&T's proposal to create an ultra-fast Internet network for the region.
Special Report: Need quick energy? Eat a banana - it's as good as a commercially developed energy drink that cost millions to develop. So say scientists at the 350-acre North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, who are bringing teams of scientists and the latest technology to bear on how to get the maximum in health benefits, human performance, and disease fighting power from fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. WRALTechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story.
Jim Whitehurst, chief executive officer at Red Hat, is the 2014 William C. Friday Award winner. The award, which dates back to 2000, is selected by NCSU's Park Scholars.
Researchers at N.C. State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices.
Editor's note: Jim Shamp, director of public relations for the N.C. Biotechnology Center, reached out to The Wall Street Journal after a recent story warned that the deadly "chikungunya" virus is headed for the U.S. A Raleigh firm - Arbovax - could have a solution, he said. WRALTechWire suggested that he write a blog about what occurred. He did. We reprint it in full.
Raleigh-based Lookout Capital just bet $8 million of its investors' money on Wright Foods and technology to deliver produce that stays fresh longer. So what factors made Lookout and the fund's backers to place the bet? In an exclusive Q&A, Lookout founder Merrette Moore offers details. he also has advice for entrepreneurs seek to raise money.