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Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

October 20, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Monday: DeSimone, IBM, Raleigh, NC State Fair Trending in the Triangle

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 Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated October 20, 2014

Premium Lock DeSimone launches 3D print venture in Valley, earns another honor

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, the serial entrepreneur and world-class researcher at NCSU and UNC-Chapel Hill, is launching a new 3D printing venture in Silicon Valley. But he also keeps adding honors, the newest one being election to the Institute of Medicine.

Joseph DeSimone  Joseph DeSimone

Updated October 6, 2014

Premium Lock How data crunched, visualized at UNC became a powerful tool in Ebola fight

Local Emmy-winning journalist turned professor, Steven King, was the first call of friend and former colleague Ken Harper of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement at Syracuse University. Harper was asked by a colleague in Liberia to design a tool to combat the deadly disease's spread. King, a professor at UNC, responded with a website visualizing Ebola-related data. ExitEvent's Amy Huffman has the details.

Tracking Ebola in Liberia Tracking Ebola in Liberia

September 30, 2014

Premium Lock GSK pledges $5M for startups; UNC, Duke scientists land grants for BRAIN Initiative

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.

An NIH look at the brain  An NIH look at the brain

September 23, 2014

Premium Lock Networking advice: Why you want biotechies to come to your parties

Ricky Spreo Why do you want biotech industry representatives at your networking event? Ricky Spero, co-founder and VP of Product Development at Rheomics, offers his thoughts in a post written for ExitEvent.

September 12, 2014

Premium Lock UNC team gives Liberia boost in Ebola fight with website

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.

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September 10, 2014

Premium Lock Liquidia's spin-out cycle 2: Another new venture is born

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."

The PRINT platform The PRINT platform

September 5, 2014

Premium Lock UNC professor's recipe for successful entrepreneurial ecosystem

Ted Zoller 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.

August 28, 2014

Premium Lock App turns smartphones into safety devices on UNC campus

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.

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Updated August 26, 2014

Premium Lock UNC doubles tech licensing revenue to record $7.9M

UNC Office of Technology Development Licensing technologies created at UNC Chapel Hill more than doubled the highest amount the university has ever received in single fiscal year, according to reports.

August 4, 2014

Premium Lock CeCTO program embraces changes in education technology

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.


Updated July 21, 2014

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.

AT&T touts its GigaPower      AT&T touts its GigaPower

Updated July 18, 2014

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, 2014

Premium Lock 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, 2014

Premium Lock 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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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.

Big Data Big Data

May 6, 2014

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, 2014

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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