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Posts tagged “RTP Foundation ”

Updated 6:46 a.m. Friday

'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.

Moog Fest Moog Fest

Updated February 3

Premium Lock RTP foundation acquires land, eyes $3B in private investment, 100,000 jobs

Bob Geolas, chief executive officer of the RTP Foundation, discloses three recent land deals along I-40 that he says positions the Park for growth in coming years that could attract $3 billion in private investment and lead to the creation of 100,000 jobs. That would be 2 1/2 times the number of people currently working in the 55-year-old research park.

Bob Geolas, left, and Congressman David Price discuss "Park Center" Bob Geolas, left, and Congressman David Price discuss "Park Center"

Updated January 31

Premium Lock RTP foundation to unveil 'centerpiece' project on Monday

Details are scarce but the RTP Foundation has spent the last two years working on plans to reinvent the research park, which is a base of operations for technology and life science companies that employ some 40,000 workers across 7,000 acres.

Strategic plan calls for more urban feel in Park Strategic plan calls for more urban feel in Park

July 26, 2013

Premium Lock 'ARCHIE' project is helping shape planning for future RTP

The ARCHIE project is about "creating a special place," RTP Foundation CEO Bob Geolas says in an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire. The goal is for RTP to become a destination - for global innovators, for venture capital, for entrepreneurs, and for families from North Carolina to visit, learn and explore. WRALTechWire Insiders get all the details.

RTP of the future? RTP of the future?

July 11, 2013

Premium Lock RTP ideas and visions sought for RTP ARCHIE forum

Robert Geolas Community form named for Research Triangle Park pioneer Archie Davis is looking for ideas on reimagining RTP. Read more about the effort.

Updated May 31, 2013

Premium Lock Long before dirt moves, RTP Foundation gathering to help shape Park's future look

A gathering of global architectural and other thought leaders this weekend will provide RTP leaders with feedback and ideas about how the Park should be "re-invented."

Light rail in RTP future? Light rail in RTP future?

Updated May 31, 2013

Premium Lock RTP Foundation brings in architects, thinkers for a 'design summit'

A master plan unveiled earlier this year for Research Triangle Park moves another step forward this weekend with a "design summit" at which numerous architects, artists and others are gathering for an "imagining" of the Park's future.

Strategic plan calls for more urban feel in Park Strategic plan calls for more urban feel in Park

Updated March 20, 2013

Premium Lock RTP Foundation's #RTP180 showcases Triangle's best

RTP Foundation's 180 degrees The Research Triangle Foundation brought new energy to a tired research park Tuesday night with its new entrepreneur and innovator event called #RTP180, which showcased the Triangle's entrepreneurial diversity.

Updated December 19, 2012

Premium Lock George Simpson, first executive director of RTP, dies at age 91

RTP Foundation George Simpson, remembered as a primary founder and the "brains" behind the founding of Research Triangle Park, died recently following a lengthy illness.

Updated December 19, 2012

Premium Lock RTP leaders launch 'Perception' study to help shape future

As many people with an appreciation of RTP's rich history from humble beginnings to a world-class presence mourn the passing of a key Park founder, George Simpson, several organizations have expanded a "Perception Study" into another phase - seeking public attitudes and views - as part of a plan to shape the future.

How do we, world see RTP? "Perception" survey underway How do we, world see RTP? "Perception" survey underway

Updated November 9, 2012

Premium Lock Triangle Foundation names private sector developer for new strategic plan

The Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees Research Triangle Park, has picked international real estate development firm Hines as its private sector partner for implementation of a new strategic plan governing the Park's future. A mixed-use project including apartments and town homes is already on the drawing board.

RTP Foundation envisions multiple more urban centers RTP Foundation envisions multiple more urban centers

Updated November 9, 2012

Premium Lock RTP must be re-invented, new strategic plan says

A new strategic plan for the future of the Research Triangle Park warns that leaders must "re-invent" North Carolina's "cradle of innovation" over the next 50 years because the current model "is not strategically sustainable," says the RTP Foundation, which runs the Park.

Strategic plan calls for more urban feel in Park Strategic plan calls for more urban feel in Park

November 9, 2012

Premium Lock New plan promises breathtaking rebirth for Research Triangle Park

The new strategic plan for the next 50 years of Research Triangle Park is breathtaking in its vision and scope. What is at stake can't be underestimated - a rebirth for the "Golden Triangle" or a slow decline.

Light rail in RTP future? Light rail in RTP future?

November 1, 2012

Premium Lock New master plan for RTP to be unveiled Nov. 9

Future blueprint for Research Triangle Park and the selection of a private sector partner to assist with its implementation will be disclosed by the Research Triangle Foundation on Nov. 9.

An aerial view of RTP Commons  An aerial view of RTP Commons

Updated October 2, 2012

Premium Lock Wake OKs zoning changes to give RTP more urban feel

RTP board members are looking to modernize the 50-year-old, 7,000-acre park by encouraging retail, restaurants, hotels and residential development. The new zoning changes will also allow for more small spaces that board members hope will foster entrepreneurship and incubator projects. A new design would also foster more collaboration between RTP businesses.

An aerial view of RTP Commons  An aerial view of RTP Commons

May 16, 2012

Premium Lock RTP Foundation hires former Clemson exec to lead business development

RTP Foundation Mason Ailstock is a former colleague of Bob Geolas, who was named CEO of the Foundation last November.

Updated November 11, 2011

Premium Lock RTP Foundation names new chairman, adds five directors

RTP Foundation Robert Ingram replaces long-time chairman David Ward. Former IBM executive Richard Daugherty also leaves the board, which oversees Research Triangle Park.

November 10, 2011

Premium Lock Former NCSU Centennial Campus exec takes over as RTP's CEO

Robert Geolas, an NCSU graduate and a former executive at NCSU's Centennial Campus, will lead RTP's future development efforts. He most recently headed economic development and a center for auto research at Clemson.

Robert Geolas Robert Geolas

Updated November 9, 2011

Premium Lock Research Triangle Foundation names Clemson exec as new CEO

Robert Geolas Robert Geolas, an NCSU graduate and a former executive at NCSU's Centennial Campus, will lead RTP's future development efforts. He most recently headed economic development and a center for auto research at Clemson.

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