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President Obama's BRAIN Initiative - Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies - second year kickoff includes three RTP connections: Funding from GlaxoSmithKline and research grants for teams at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as Duke.
A team of students and volunteers led by a UNC journalism professor is rendering aid to Liberia in that country's fight against Ebola with a new website designed to better coordinate the battle.
Liquidia, itself spun out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 by superstar scientists Joe DeSimone and Ed Samulski, has "re-spun" its second new pharmaceutical company, this one to specifically target yet-undisclosed "oral health conditions."
Laura Baverman, editor of ExitEvent, covered the Coastal Connect conference in Wilmington on Thursday and offers this report about UNC Professor Ted Zoller's expert view on how to build a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Rave Guardian Campus Safety App, an initiative between the school's student affairs and public safety departments, allows users to create an online safety network where they can check in with family, friends and UNC police officers.
The Broadband Report: Fourteen new candidates will kick-off the fifth cohort of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program this week at UNC Chapel Hill. One of Government Technology's "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" will be the keynote speaker at the first class scheduled on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.