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The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, owners of Research Triangle Park, announced Thursday that it has raised $50 million to invest in the 100-acre Park Center Development, the park's first major expansion. Work will begin in January.
Durham County Commissioners approved $20 million in backing for the Park Center project intended to help refresh Research Triangle Park with the type of urban campus increasing popular among tech companies. The Park Centre project, for instance, includes plans for residential, retail and restaurants, two hotels and an on-site food market.
Venture firm Pappas sues 'John Doe;' RT Foundation COO retiring; taco bikes in Raleigh; Microsoft's mobile app move; Softbank's $1B investment
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Durham venture capital firm A.M. Pappas files suit against unknown critic; the COO of the research Triangle Foundation is retiring; taco bikes are coming to Raleigh via entrepreneur Justin Miller; Microsoft makes a big mobile apps play; and Softbank invests $1 billion in an ecommerce firm.
The Frontier, a new project that is key to the Research Triangle Park Foundation's new strategic plan to revitalize the Park, opens this month. Think of The Frontier as the Triangle community club house, or a stage set, that is always ready for the next person, organization, university or company. So what's driving its creation? "The goal of the space is to encourage as many people as possible to come and meet others, build relationships, and maybe even create new teams with people different from themselves," writes Mason Ailstock of the Foundation.
Work and meeting space for creatives and entrepreneurs is RTP's first major effort toward redevelopment, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
#WTWTrends for Wednesday: RTP and The Frontier, Digital Learning, Red Hat and IBM, Jobs Trending in the Triangle
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Less than a year after acquiring a 100-acre tract of land along I-40, the Research Triangle Foundation is set to unveil the hub of its massive redevelopment project on Jan. 15. The site plan is complete and site work begins in the New Year, says RTP's CEO Bob Geolas.
In a new report titled "The New Geography of Innovation," the Research Triangle Park receives high marks for its still-unfolding plan to remake the five-decade-old science and research park. While several cities are recognized for revitalizing urban zones as hubs of entrepreneurship and innovation, RTP is cited as the model for turning traditional office parks into an "urbanized science park."
A coalition of 41 corporate and educational partners from the Triangle area focused on improving science, technology, engineering and math education will share in a $1 million prize from the US2020 organization. The winners were announced at a White House event Tuesday.
The planned Park Center off I-40 in the Research Triangle Park is its first re-development in 50 years. The first, 100-acre phase is in planning and details of when construction will begin and early retail tenants will be forthcoming in late September or early October, Research Triangle Foundation president and CEO Bob Geolas tells WRAL TechWire in an exclusive interview
Location, location, location, used to be the economic developer's mantra. But in the Research Triangle region, it should be education, education, education. So said Charles Hayes, president and CEO of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership and other speakers at the State of the Research Triangle breakfast Thursday. They also had good news: job growth is on the upswing in the RTP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."