November 7, 2017

Site 1001

About Site 1001 Site 1001 is a next generation building management platform designed for the smart building revolution. Site 1001 combines a cloud-based, mobile-first facilities management platform with building automation and IoT technologies to provide the first “building intelligence” platform for facilities professionals, building owners, managers and operators. Site 1001’s patented location-based asset management gives facilities professionals the ability to take full-feature, enterprise-class facilities management wherever their smartphone goes. By integrating paper documents, legacy building data and the latest in […]
November 7, 2017

Hummingbird Creative Group

About Hummingbird Creative Group Founded in 1995, Hummingbird Creative Group helps build business value through better branding. We work primarily with leaders of manufacturing/distribution, B2B and service businesses to define brand strategy, develop sustainable brand messaging and implement marketing tactics through advertising, graphic design, sales enablement, public relations and online marketing services. We can serve as a fully outsourced marketing department, offer strategic branding and coaching services, or work on a project basis to fulfill the tactical needs of your […]
September 26, 2017

Parmer RTP

About Parmer RTP In the heart of Research Triangle Park, one of the most prominent research parks in the world, is where you’ll find Parmer RTP. A premier research and development campus of 20 separate buildings, Parmer RTP provides high quality, state-of-the-art office and laboratory spaces for lease in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. A suite of world-class amenities and seamless work-life integration awaits at Parmer RTP. The 500-acre campus includes a brand new outdoor amphitheater, […]
September 26, 2017

Crossfire Technologies, Inc.

About Crossfire Technologies, Inc. CrossFire Technologies, Inc. develops and manufactures electronic systems using its Configurable Platform Technology.  Our proprietary platforms will combine multiple semiconductor die into a single integrated electronic component. A Configurable Platform may include such die as memory, a standard processor, and an FPGA.  By using our technology, our customers are able to produce complex electronic systems while reducing electronic system size, system development cost, and time-to-market.                             CrossFire’s Configurable Platform Technology strives to break this barrier by […]
September 26, 2017

Voxel Innovations

About Voxel Innovations Voxel Innovations is an advanced manufacturing company specializing in next generation Pulsed Electrochemical Machining (PECM) technology for volume part production. Voxel is emerging as an innovator in Pulsed Electrochemical Machining (PECM), an advanced manufacturing process unrivaled in its ability to quickly and accurately machine specialty metal alloys found in jet engines, industrial turbines, and turbochargers. Our mission is to use PECM and related manufacturing technologies to supply critical, high-value parts to aerospace, energy, and automotive customers. Voxel […]
September 26, 2017

Carolina Solar Services

About Carolina Solar Services Since 2014 Carolina Solar Services, LLC (CSS) has delivered premium client service, maximum uptime and reliability to each solar generator we maintain. With over 13 years combined Operation and Maintenance experience in the utility-scale solar industry we have the experience and tools to provide a broad range of boots-on-the-ground services including Commissioning, Preventative Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, 24/7 monitoring, Regulatory Compliance, and Data Analytics. CSS currently provides ongoing electrical inspection and maintenance services for 147.6 MWdc of solar […]
September 5, 2017

Raleigh Drone Startup Delivers More Than Packages (+ Video)

Published in WRAL TechWire Insider – September 5, 2017 By Joe Magno, NC COIN Executive Director RALEIGH – Every day we hear how drones are going to impact our lives. The popularity of drones is creating numerous business opportunities for creative entrepreneurs. Photographers, land surveyors, farmers and others are leveraging drone technology to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. We recently met with Meredith Fowler, entrepreneur and licensed drone pilot who has built her Raleigh based business by integrating drone technology, specialized […]
August 31, 2017

Thinking About Design Thinking

Published in WRAL TechWire Insider – August 28, 2017 By Joe Magno, NC COIN Executive Director RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Creativity and design are part of everything that we do and critical to the success of any scientific or technical breakthrough.  Designing a new molecule, medical device, bridge, electrical appliance, and even a shoe requires the application of design thinking and creativity. According to the Industrial Designers Society of America “the optimization of function, value, and appearance to the end user” […]
August 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 COIN Event Update

“COINVERSATIONS” Announced Nanomanufacturing 2017 on the 27th Life Sciences Forum – Regenerative Medicine on the 18th Other Special Events To read the full newsletter, visit:
August 22, 2017

The BlueWater Group

About The BlueWater Group The BlueWater Group provides cost-effective solutions for challenging problems related to Operations, Quality Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Product Distribution and Real Estate Optimization. The BlueWater Group has worked with over 125 domestic and global organizations spanning a large variety of industries and sizes in the areas of Operational Excellence. The BlueWater Group works with Executive Leaders to develop and effectively deploy Strategic Business Objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) throughout the Organization and its critical […]
August 15, 2017

Novo Nordisk

About Novo Nordisk At Novo Nordisk, we are driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions. Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: rare bleeding disorders, growth hormone related disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,000 people in 77 countries and markets […]
August 15, 2017

Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation

Ciminelli Real Estate – Bringing Life to Communities Development At Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, we transform the communities we serve with new and revitalized spaces that add value for everyone. By developing innovative, inspired spaces with your goals in mind, we create lasting value for you. Facilities Management From the very beginning, we’ve looked at all real estate from an owner’s perspective. As building owners ourselves, we have the experience and insight to help you capitalize on efficiencies and create […]
August 15, 2017

The Service Design Group

About The Service Design Group The Service Design Group provides industry leading customer experience, service design and process engineering to enterprises, government agencies and innovative startups. If you need to design the customer experience and service delivery engine for your business, look no further. The Service Design Group is the premier agency for service design and customer experience in the US. The Service Design Group
August 2, 2017

Nanomanufacturing conference set in Greensboro

Published in WRAL TechWire Insider – July 31, 2017 By BARRY TEATER, NCBiotech Writer RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Participants and vendors have only a few weeks left to get tiny pricing for Nano Manufacturing 2017, a conference devoted to the production of extremely small things, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Greensboro. Vendors have until Aug. 31 to secure early-bird pricing of $250 – a 50 percent discount – for exhibition space at the conference. Other participants have until […]
July 5, 2017

July 2017 COIN Connections Newsletter

Event Updates   New and returning Members Articles on Design and Leadership To read the full newsletter, visit:
July 4, 2017

Valerie Juric-Henry: Aging In Place

July 3, 2017

June 2017 COIN Connections Newsletter

New Website Announced Event Updates New and returning Members Articles on Coaching and Engineering To read the full newsletter, visit:
July 3, 2017

Leadership and Diamonds – the 4 C’s of Quality

Published in WRAL TechWire Insider – July 3, 2017 By Joe Magno, NC COIN Executive Director RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – If you’ve ever shopped for a diamond you’re probably familiar with the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carats. Each C is rated on a 1 to 10 scale. A diamond that rates highly in all four categories is rare and hard to come by. The qualities and ratings for each of the C’s are easily quantified and certifiable by experts […]
June 23, 2017

Inside the Changing Work Environment for Engineers

Published in WRAL TechWire Insider – June 23, 2017 By Joe Magno, NC COIN Executive Director RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The number of engineering students graduating from North Carolina’s universities is continuing to grow and the work environment that those engineers will enter continues to change and evolve. IEEE GlobalSpec recently conducted its third annual “Pulse of the Engineer” research survey. This online survey asked engineers and technical professionals in the industrial sector about the pace of engineering, work environment, […]
June 22, 2017

Advanced Prototyping Facility Set for Takeoff at First Flight Venture Center

Published in WRAL TechWire Insider – June 22, 2017 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — First Flight is preparing for the takeoff of its latest venture. Hangar6, a facility for advanced and rapid prototyping, will launch in September at the First Flight Venture Center in RTP, FFVC’s Andy Schwab announced Wednesday. The project is being funded through a $450,000 challenge grant that FFVC earned from the U.S. Department of Commerce. “It’s exciting to see the progress as the Hangar6 facility comes […]
June 20, 2017

Personalized Medicine Startup Panaceutics Inks Deal with Florida Cardiovascular Institute

Published in WRAL TechWire Insider – June 17, 2017 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Locally grown biotech firm Panaceutics has finalized an agreement with the Florida Cardiovascular Institute designed to increase patient adherence in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The agreement finalizes discussions on a partnership that will study personalized combinatorial therapies at the Institute. A personalized medicine and clinical nutrition company, Panaceutics recently expanded its facilities for the third time since it was founded four years ago when it started […]
June 15, 2017

Purposeful Leadership – Some Key Findings From Study

June 14, 2017

Life Sciences Forum on Venture Capital Draws Standing Room Only Crowd

Published in WRAL TechWire Insider – June 6, 2017 Over 150 attendees filled the North Carolina Biotechnology Center auditorium on June 5 for the sixth Life Sciences Forum which featured speakers from five life sciences focused venture firms. Presenters included Scott Weiner (Pappas Ventures), Anita Watkins (REX Strategic Innovations), Jonathan Meltzer (LabCorp Ventures), Alex Gray (Echo Health Ventures), and Michael Dial (Hatteras Venture Partners). Anil Goyal (Open Doors Group) moderated with flair providing speakers with queries that prompted a lively […]
May 31, 2017

Lightower Fiber Networks

About Lightower Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier provider of all-fiber, high-performance networking solutions, delivered over our own network, enabling award-winning customer support and service reliability. Lightower delivers customized solutions to thousands of customers in health care, financial services, media and content, cloud infrastructure, carriers, government, education, and other large enterprises. The Lightower Network extends over 33,000 route miles throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest, providing dense connectivity to over 22,000 service locations including 275+ data centers and 7,000+ wireless […]
May 31, 2017


About Lucideon Lucideon is an international, independent materials technology company that applies its materials expertise in ceramics, metals and polymers to a range of sectors including healthcare, construction, ceramics, aerospace, nuclear and power generation. We create and deliver game-changing Material Technologies enabling you to develop the products of the future, enhance your competitive advantage and market position, supported by our world-leading Testing & Characterization labs, our Product Optimization team and our Certification & assurance division. Lucideon is the new name […]
May 31, 2017

NSTAR Global Services, Inc.

About NSTAR Global Services NSTAR Global Services excels in providing technical services and staffing solutions to companies around the world in a variety of high-tech industries, including semiconductor, solar, LED etc. We offer our customers a variety of flexible and customized services and staffing solutions, including tool relocation, construction management, facilities staffing and support, flexible workforce/staff augmentation, and much more. We serve a global customer base and can tailor any of our services to meet your dynamic business needs. If […]
May 31, 2017

O’Brien/Atkins Associates

About O’Brien/Atkins Associates Fostering lasting relationships with our clients. O’Brien Atkins is the inaugural winner of the American Institute of Architects North Carolina Firm of the Year award which is based on a verifiable level of client satisfaction for a period of at least 10 years. The firm has an enviably high rate of repeat client business establishing long term relationships. At O’Brien Atkins, we believe in… – We are a business and will behave and make project and firm […]
May 31, 2017

OpenDoors Group

Opening Doors To Innovations We OpenDoors to Pharma We OpenDoors to Biotech We OpenDoors to Deals We OpenDoors to Strategic Alliances We OpenDoors to Growth OpenDoors Group works with early-stage, private and public life sciences companies to design and execute strategic business development and marketing plans.  Specializes in identification and selection of partners and negotiation of deals to create shareholder value.  Assists in all facets of partnering and M&A with pharma, and in/out licensing of therapeutic or diagnostic products, technologies and platforms.  […]
May 31, 2017

Triad Growth Partners

About Triad Growth Partners Creating solutions that support global sustainability and food security by replenishing our depleting water and land sources. Giant steps and big impact By driving research and development, we connect new ideas to potential clients. We leverage relationships with universities, federal laboratories, and commercial companies. We’re proud to be preferred partners in developing technologies for the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, the National Institute of Health, and NASA.  AxNano is a strategic leadership and technology development […]