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Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

Updated July 21

Premium Lock AT&T already seeking permits for rollout of ultrafast network

Don't be surprised if you are a Triangle resident - even in Durham, a non-AT&T market in the old telco days - and you see an AT&T crew touting "Gigapower" logos on shirts or trucks in the near future. The telecommunications giant is wasting no time in rolling out a fiber-optic network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. With all six cities involved now on board, AT&T is moving fast - the old Ma Bell knows that Google could be a threat. So, too, is RST Fiber which has already targeted Wake Forest for testing. Watch out, folks, fiber is coming quickly.

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Updated July 18

Premium Lock With cities on board, N.C. Next Generation Network is rolling toward first big deployment target

When the Town of Carrboro inked its agreement with AT&T for deployment of a fiber network, the North Carolina Next Generation Network's goal of bringing ultrafast Internet service took a huge step toward network workout. The next big date: Oct. 1 as NCNGN and partners identify where they want AT&T to provide free net access. But Google Fiber remains an option. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.

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July 16

Agile Sciences lands $1.5M NIH grant for cystic fribosis therapy

Raleigh biotechnology company Agile Sciences has landed a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to help develop its cystic fibrosis therapy derived from sea sponges.

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July 3

UNC lands $10M solar energy research grant

Solar energy The Energy Frontier Research Center for Solar Fuels at UNC has been received a $10.8 million federal grant for research on turning solar energy technologies into devices that can efficiently produce fuels.

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Durham strikes agreement with AT&T for ultrafast Internet network

AT&T looks to grow   The City of Durham has reached an agreement with AT&T to deploy an ultrafast Internet network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. AT&T is seeking to build a fiber network ahead of Google, which has listed the Triangle as one of the targets for its Google Fiber network. Raleigh has given preliminary approval.

Updated June 10

Premium Lock Winston-Salem strikes AT&T ultra-fast Internet deal; Carrboro next?

Fiber optic network            The City of Winston-Salem is the latest municipal participant in the North Carolina Next Generation Network project to make a deal with A&T for the deployment of an ultrafast Internet and entertainment network. Carrboro could be next.

Updated May 12

Premium Lock Data Matters: New courses dig deep into big data analytics

The Broadband Report: The National Consortium for Data Science and other partners including the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC-CH are hosting a series of short courses on all things data this summer in Chapel Hill.

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May 6

Premium Lock Award-winning tech transfer exec returns to NC after leading U.Va. Innovation transformation

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.

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Updated May 5

Premium Lock Veteran tech transfer exec leaves UVA, returning to NC roots

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.

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Updated May 2

Premium Lock Her goal is making the Triangle a Mecca for sports startups

Basketball - Generic Graphic A Basketball Analytics Summit is first event of a new sports entrepreneurship focus at UNC. Leading the charge is Debby Stroman, a UNC professor and former college basketball player. ExitEvent has the details.

April 15

Premium Lock ExitEvent news: Can UNC students transform the media business?

ExitEvent A group of students at UNC-Chapel Hill could be in the process of changing how media operate in the future. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman focuses in on the Reese News Lab.

Updated April 10

Premium Lock Triangle ultra-fast Internet group backs AT&T plan

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.

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April 10

Premium Lock NCNGN issues full statement about AT&T network proposal

NC NGN 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.

Updated March 31

Premium Lock Construction, expansions, new projects underway at NC Research Campus

Special Report: Although the recession slowed things down at the North Carolina Research Campus, they're back on track in the first quarter of 2014. The latest wet lab suite leased before it could be offered on spec and other construction projects are proceeding swiftly. WRALTechWire Insider Allan Maurer provides an exclusive two-part update on what's happening at NCRC.

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Updated March 31

Premium Lock Going bananas: NC Research Campus spurs leading edge food, nutrition research

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.

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Updated March 29

Premium Lock On Human Genome Project anniversary, NHGRI's Green sees Big Data bottlenecks ahead

Eric Green National Human Genome Research Institute Director Eric Green recognizes the progress made since the first human genome was sequenced 10 years ago. Read about the Big Data challenges he sees ahead.

Updated March 21

Premium Lock Female programmers unite for weekend hackathon

Pearl Hacks UNC Students have worked with their counterparts at UVA and Maryland to put together a hackathon for women this weekend in Chapel Hill called Pearl Hacks.

Updated February 27

Premium Lock Startups put some 'wow' in CED Life Science Conference

DNA  Five new ventures, including three kickstarted in part with loans from the N.C. Biotechnology Center, make their pitches at the kickoff of the annual CED Life Science conference in Raleigh.

Updated February 20

Premium Lock NC Next Generation Network welcomes Google news but pushes ahead with own agenda

The people spearheading the NCNGN project are pushing ahead with their own plans even as they welcome the news that a Google Fiber network could be headed to the Triangle. "This is great news for the region, but this is still preliminary and our efforts are still continuing," said Elise Kohn

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Updated February 12

Premium Lock Battery fire problem could be snuffed out by new UNC research

Joseph DeSimone's UNC lab was researching how to keep marine life from sticking to ship hulls. Read how that work led to a much bigger application: the discovery of a material that could replace a flammable component in batteries.

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