December 19, 2016

NSF national nanotech group names NC exec to board

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Joe Magno, executive director of the The North Carolina Center of Innovation Network, is named to the board of the National Science Foundation-backed National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure. The NNCI or National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure is the designated NSF Center supporting the coordination of all NSF designated sites across 15 states and 27 universities. The NNCI sites provide researchers from academia, small and large companies, and government with access to university user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization […]
December 14, 2016

Life Sciences Forums to continue in 2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — This year the Life Sciences Forum offered sessions on topics ranging from Venture Philanthopy to Immuno-Oncology with global experts addressing the hundreds who attended. Next year (2017) the forums conducted by The North Carolina Biotech Center (NCBC) and North Carolina Center of Innovation Network (NC COIN) will continue, “All of the sponsors and attendees have been very pleased with the success of the series”, said Brian McMerty, Managing Partner of Arris Partners, “our decision to […]
December 9, 2016

December 2016 COIN Connections Newsletter

  Happy Holidays From The COIN Team Looking Forward to 2017 Building on the great support of our members and sponsors COIN will continue to provide informational, educational, and networking events and programs that meet that met their needs and help to build North Carolina’s Scientific and Technical economy. In 2017 look for programs like our InnovEight-8, Professional Seminars, and focused informational events all updated and modified based upon your feedback.  You can also expect COIN to continue to work […]
December 7, 2016

How US can improve our security through nanobiotechnology

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Securitization of supply chains, authentication of products, and preventing counterfeiting have challenged businesses for centuries. The problems continue to become more daunting as globalization and transfer of goods and products becomes more complex. The tools and techniques of nanotechnology and biotechnology are beginning to provide some answers to these challenges. Imagine being able to track a product and truly validate its authenticity from raw material to finished product and from its manufacturer through distribution to its final […]
December 1, 2016

Group aiming to create 20M jobs partners with NC COIN organization

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. —Job development efforts, including a big emphasis on STEM training and employment, are getting a major boost in North Carolina. Greensboro-based North Carolina Center of Innovation Network is partnering with Jobenomics as part of a national effort to create 20 million jobs. Jobenomics has some 15 million followers and supporters across the country. NC COIN is seeking to drive economic development across the state with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and emerging companies. Local partners include the […]
November 23, 2016

Triangle data analytics company Zencos helps DHS discover bio threats

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCBP) works with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to isolate pandemics, poisonings, and potential bioterrorism events. Their mission is to use data to recognize dangers and empower more effective decision-making at the Federal, State, and Local levels. “There are precious few ways in which people who are charged with doing bio- surveillance can monitor the biosphere,” said Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, NCBP Executive Director. NCBP fills this void by […]
November 18, 2016

First Flight Venture Center lands $450K federal grant

By JIM SHAMP, NCBiotech Writer RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a Research Triangle Park science and technology incubator for entrepreneurs, has been awarded a $450,000 challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. FFVC was among 36 organizations, selected from a pool of more than 215 applicants, to receive a total of $15 million from the federal Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. “The RIS program advances innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country […]
November 16, 2016

November 2016 COIN Connections Newsletter

Annual Membership Drive Kicks Off We’re pleased to announce that COIN members will receive a FREE WRAL TechWire Insider Annual Subscription COIN and WRAL TechWire Insider have teamed up! And to encourage you to join COIN, we are offering a FREE Annual TechWire Insider subscription. You can join thousands of other technology thought leaders and become a WRAL TechWire Insider by simply joining COIN. Every day you can meet thought leaders, hear from investors and track the trends in job […]
November 16, 2016

Memo to US execs: Doing business in Japan demands a company be the very best it can be

By ROBERT AZAR, NC Center for Innovation Network (COIN) Editor’s note: Analysis: As Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, it’s a good time to look at trade relations between the two countries. Note to U.S. executives: Better understanding the requirements of the world’s third largest economy and better preparing for them will enable more American companies to succeed in conducting business in Japan. Robert Azar is a US-Asia business and cultural expert with […]
November 10, 2016

Transfer pricing: How smaller companies can stay ahead

By Henry Kopf and Amish Patel International business transactions for goods and services are the norm for companies of all sizes, not just large multinational companies. Many small and midsized companies are now active participants in regular international transactions and are making direct foreign investments and opening overseas subsidiaries or affiliates. For example, a Chinese manufacturer may form a U.S. subsidiary to improve customer support in the U.S market, stock product locally, and also manufacture specialty products for the U.S. […]
November 4, 2016

Environment, education, economics must be right to lure advance manufacturers

If we agree that advanced manufacturing is “a family of activities that (a) depend on the use and coordination of information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking, and/or (b) make use of cutting edge materials and emerging capabilities enabled by the physical and biological sciences, for example nanotechnology, chemistry and biology” it seems obvious that North Carolina should be a hotbed for siting advanced manufacturing facilities. In fact, we are when you consider our existing industrial clusters that include biopharmaceutical […]
July 18, 2016

COIN Welcomes New Member, AM Technical Solutions

Congratulations to AM Technical Solutions. AM Technical Solutions has provided 20 years of successful projects across the globe in Construction Management, Project Management, and Facilities Solutions in High-Tech industries. Additionally, AMTS is a trusted industry leader for cleanroom design/build, consultation, certification and our Total Quality Management Program. Visit http://www.amts.com/ for more info.
February 11, 2016

Engineered Success: The Engineer’s Contributions to FDA Medical Device Commercialization By Russ King

Heres’ a PDF link to read more: https://nccoin.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/MedicalDeviceEngineers-3.pdf
January 13, 2016

Why More American Companies Do Not Benefit From the Japanese Market By: Robert C. Azar

Since the 1970’s Japan’s economy has consistently ranked as either the second or third largest in the world. Japan has been the stablest capitalist economy and democratic nation in Asia since the end of World War II. Its corporations are among the most innovative and successful businesses the global economy has ever seen. Its citizens are among the wealthiest in the world. Given all of these favorable conditions, why have more American companies not taken advantage of the lucrative opportunities that await them in Japan? The […]