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Posts tagged “Universities”

July 23

Premium Lock Help Gov. McCrory help startups, entrepreneurs: Take this survey

ExitEvent N.C. Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina Office of Science & Technology are looking for information to help efforts aimed at university commercialization. Entrepreneurs can help by taking a survey, says ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

July 21

Premium Lock SXSW Hugh Forrest headlines UNCW's entrepreneur event

Hugh Forrest UNC Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is hosting the Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference on Sept. 4 featuring SXSW Interactive Festival Director Hugh Forrest.

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.

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

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.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

July 16

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.

Talking science at Agile Sciences Talking science at Agile Sciences

July 16

Premium Lock Yahoo earnings fall; N.C. Solar Center's new name; Novartis-Google 'Glass' contacts; Cree expands; Sling's new devices

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Yahoo takes a hit; N.C. Solar Center gets a new name; Novartis teams with Google for "Glass" contacts; Cree adds space; Sling's new devices.

July 8

Premium Lock Big data helps patients participate in health research, Duke study says

Big Data New technologies including wearable monitors will offer up an abundance of new information - big data - that will transform how patients view and even participate in their own care health care, a Duke study says.

July 7

Premium Lock Share your company news with WRAL TechWire

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

July 3

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.

July 3

Premium Lock NCSU: State law causing school to lose money, business

NCSU University leaders say a state law has caused them to lose out on research contracts with dozens of private companies and millions of dollars in funding that often come with them. Read more.

Updated July 2

Premium Lock Games back on: 'tiltExpo' replaces Escapist Expo in Durham

The Triangle Game Initiative is teaming with The Escapist Magazine to put on a four-day video game festival in Durham from Sept. 4-7. Called "tiltExpo," the event replaces The Escapist's own Expo.

Triangle Game Initiative Triangle Game Initiative

Updated June 26

Premium Lock Triangle startup EcoPRT shows off vision for mass transit

Startup EcoPRT is developing what founders call "the world's first entrepreneurial transportation system." WRAL TechWire Insiders can take a detailed look at Marshall Brain and Seth Hollar's vision for mass transit.

EcoPRT at North Hills EcoPRT at North Hills

June 23

Premium Lock You Decide: Is small the new big?

Mike Walden Dr. Michael Walden of N.C. State University says a common plot in many popular novels and movies is the "little guy" triumphing over adversity. You decide if this is becoming more of a reality in today's world.

Updated June 13

Premium Lock I-Cube sale prompted by more than money, CEO says

Raleigh software firm I-Cube cruised down the information highway with 35 percent year over year growth it fueled with profits, but "To really take things to the next level and grow faster, we needed capital investment," says David Thompson, CEO. The company sold its product lifetime management business to India-based KPIT for up to $24 million it announced today. Thompson discussed the deal in detail in an exclusive interview.

I-Cubed's Donald Thompson I-Cubed's Donald Thompson

Tags: I-cubed, NCSU
Updated June 13

Premium Lock Cash crop: A&T University inks deal to commercialize hypoallergenic peanuts

Hypoallergenic peanuts and peanut products may hit the grocery stores in the not too distant future. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Toronto-based Xemerge have signed an exclusive agreement to commercialize a patented process that slashes allergens in peanuts by 98 percent.

Dr. Jianmei Yu Dr. Jianmei Yu

June 13

Premium Lock Duke's Pratt School of Engineering honored for HIV prevention tool

A pouch the size of a fast-food tomato ketchup packet may soon be saving the lives of children born to HIV infected mothers in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to an award-winning project by students at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.

Medicine saves children. Medicine saves children.

Tags: Duke
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.

June 9

Premium Lock NC 29th for Silicon Valley talent; you wouldn't guess who is No. 1

A new report breaks down where Silicon Valley firms draw their talent and, yes, North Carolina is on the list. But the state ranks below Missouri (??) and other states not known as high-tech hotbeds. But where is the top talent source? Hint: It's not what you think.

Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory

Updated June 9

Premium Lock You Decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

Mike Walden Dr. Michael Walden: Retired people are on the move. They're going to resorts, towns and cities where their children and grandchildren live, or simply to locations with a lower cost of living. And they're not just visiting - they're staying.

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