Posts tagged “NCSU”

May 2

Premium Lock Survey: Triangle entrepreneurs remain optimistic for sales, hiring

Startups   Entering the second quarter of 2017, Triangle entrepreneurs remain just about as optimistic as they were when the new year began, according to the Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs. And that's good news, says the exec running the survey.

Updated May 1

Premium Lock NCSU scientists create device to manipulate 3-D virtual objects more quickly (+ video)

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in three dimensions. The device allows users to manipulate objects more quickly - with less lag time - than existing technologies.

April 27

Premium Lock NCSU's Lulu eGames is turning into a startup generator

LuLu eGames, run by NC State's Entrepreneurship Initiative (EI), began in 2009 with the goal of encouraging entrepreneurship and new business formation on campus and providing early stage capital to the most promising teams and ideas. This year, a record 192 teams applied. Over the years, numerous participants have produced emerging startups. Here's a look at the program.

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Updated April 21

Premium Lock Viemetrics wins top $10K prize at LuLu eGames

Viemetrics, a company that has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks, won the $10,000 first prize prize for new ventures at the 2017 Lulu eGames yesterday. Lulu eGames awarded more than $100,000 in prize money across six different categories, including the Daugherty Endowment category for companies who have licensed NC State intellectual property.

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April 20

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awards $1.6M in Q3 loans and grants

N.C. Biotech Center's tower The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 14 loans and grants totaling $1.6 million to companies, universities and other bioscience entities in the third quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending March 31.

Updated April 18

Premium Lock NCSU-RTI study offers hope, sheds light on how vets respond to trauma + Suit targets Army discharges

Brain power    A new study of military veterans who went through trauma finds that those veterans who have related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also more likely to experience "post-traumatic growth" - such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength. Meanwhile, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of veterans possibly suffering from PTSD that have received less-than-honorable discharges.

April 13

Premium Lock Ag Biotech workshops offer NC Teachers hands-on insight

Middle School teachers extract DNA from plant tissue in a previous Ag Biotech workshopi Middle and high school teachers have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of agricultural biotechnology in a pair of Ag Biotech Industry in the Classroom workshops beginning in July.

April 12

Premium Lock NCSU researchers make first flexible memory device

For the first time, researchers have been able to deposit an ultra-thin oxide ferroelectric film onto a flexible polymer substrate. The research team used the flexible ferroelectric thin films to make non-volatile memory devices that are wearable and resilient.

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April 4

Premium Lock NCSU researchers create touch-sensitive, elastic fibers for new electronic device interface (+ video)

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created elastic, touch-sensitive fibers that can interface with electronic devices. "We have created soft and stretchable fibers that can detect touch, as well as strain and twisting," an NCSU professor says. "These microscopic fibers may be useful for integrating electronics in new places, including wearable devices."

March 31

Premium Lock NCSU researchers control 'soft robots' with magnetic fields

A team of engineering researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The researchers have already created several devices that make use of the new technique.

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March 24

Premium Lock On management: Sageworks founder talks about mistakes, market readiness, risks of VC

Brian Hamilton In an address as part of N.C. State's Executive Leadership Series, Brian Hamilton, the founder and chair of software firm Sageworks shares what he has learned - from successes to mistakes. "I think it's important for anyone starting a business to give themselves some latitude to make mistakes and fail," he says.

March 24

Premium Lock NCSU researchers develop tech to remotely curve plastics with light (+ video)

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

March 24

Premium Lock NCSU terminates Argos Therapeutics' Centennial Campus lease

Argos Keystone-Centennial terminated the lease on March 17 due to Argos "non-payment of invoices for up-fit costs." The company has not disputed the termination of the lease and does not plan to correct the default.

Updated March 21

Premium Lock NCSU researchers seek partners for opportunities to utilize composite metal foams

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a range of composite metal foams (CMFs) that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport - and they're now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications. To that end, the researchers are issuing a comprehensive overview and new data on their CMFs.

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March 19

Premium Lock NC State scientist Sederoff receives international prize for genetics work

Ron Sederoff Ron Sederoff, an NC State forestry professor and pioneering molecular geneticist, has won the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Prize, an international award for scientific achievements in fields important to forestry.

March 16

Premium Lock Survey: Even as risks mount, corporations' risk management efforts lag

Cyber Security New research from North Carolina State University and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) finds most executives see risks increasing in both number and complexity - but those same executives say their organizations' risk management efforts may not be staying abreast of those risks.

March 7

Premium Lock Report: Size of crowd, not amount of money raised, is key to crowdfunding success (+ abstract)

Crowdfunding  When it comes to crowdfunding for startups, turns out the size of the "crowd" - i.e. number of investors - is more important to financial success than the amount of money raised. So says a paper from N.C. State's Poole College of Management. Plus: Read the full paper abstract.

March 7

Premium Lock Remote origami: NCSU researchers find way to fold remotely (+ video)

Inspired by origami, North Carolina State University researchers have found a way to remotely control the order in which a two-dimensional (2-D) sheet folds itself into a three-dimensional (3-D) structure.

March 2

Premium Lock NCBIO seeks full funding for job training programs

Sam Taylor, NCBIO president, says that over the next two years, hNorth Carolina biotech manufacturers will need about 2,000 additional workers. Lobbying for full funding of North Carolina State University's biotech training program is thus a priority for NCBIO in 2017.

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February 15

Premium Lock TechWire@15: NC took lead in 'cloud' with biogrid 'moonshot'

WRAL TechWire Long before there was the "cloud" or "big data," leaders in North Carolina helped establish what was then called grid computing to form the "North Carolina Bioinformatics Grid". It was a "moonshot," backers conceded. But their efforts helped researchers collaborate in new ways. Here's a look back at the launch of that pioneering effort.

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