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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.