Press releases

January 25, 2018

Biomanufacturing forum to focus on growth of NC’s life science sector

Published in WRAL TechWire  – January 25, 2018 By Joe Magno, NC COIN Executive Director — January 25, 2018 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – On Monday, Feb. 26, as a prelude to the 26th Annual CED Life Sciences Forum, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) and The Center of Innovation Network (COIN) will be hosting a special forum focused on Biomanufacturing in North Carolina. North Carolina’s Life Sciences Sector runs deep and wide across the State.  Over 650 life sciences companies contribute […]
January 15, 2018

Workforce development becoming increasingly important challenge for NC – Here’s what to do

Published in WRAL TechWire  – January 15, 2018 by Rick Smith — January 15, 2018 Editor’s note: Joe Magno is Executive Director, the North Carolina Center of Innovation Network. Joe Magno RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Over the past few months we’ve been hearing more and more about the increasing need for skilled workers from corporations, government, and knowledgeable pundits across the country.  The aging out of older workers, changes in workplace demands due to technology creep, and coordinating employer needs with worker […]
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 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 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 […]
July 15, 2015

FIRST NORTH CAROLINA STEM-BASED LEARNING BUS READY FOR ROLLOUT

Mobile Laboratory for Students Set to Launch Next Week Greensboro, N.C., July 15, 2015 — North Carolina’s first STEM-focused afterschool learning bus for inner city and rural students will launch on July 21 from The Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro. The “NanoBus,” which will be staffed by JSNN students majoring in the sciences, will travel to locations in the surrounding communities to encourage middle school students to learn more about science and technology through interactive and […]