NC COIN News

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 […]
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 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 19, 2017

Welcome To Our New Site – Thanks for Dropping By

Thank you for visiting.  We hope you find our new site of value and look forward to hearing your thoughts and also your news.  We really want this to be YOUR portal to the COIN Network so that everyone can take advantage of the Power of the Network we all have grown over the past few years.  Please take a few minutes and look around. You’ll find Events, News and Resources as well as opportunities to support our Network of […]
May 2, 2017

Precision Medicine World Conference bringing 100+ global leaders to RTP (+ video)

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – For those who doubt North Carolina’s prominence in the Global Precision Medicine Community, doubt no more! According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.” The 12th Annual Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC), will be coming to North Carolina for the first time on May 24-25. Prior PMWC conferences have been convened […]
April 17, 2017

Startup Mako Medical Labs aims to help veterans fighting PTSD

RALEIGH – Since 2014 when Chad Price and Josh Arant founded Mako Medical Laboratories we began seeing Mako’s “Sharkmobiles” becoming more visible on the road. Mako Medical Laboratories has become one of the fastest growing “home grown” companies in North Carolina and continues to grow with offices and “Sharkmobile” sightings spreading across the country. Both Chad and Josh might attribute some of their success to the fact that they have focused on hiring veterans as well as their strong science […]
April 10, 2017

Real apprenticeships: Building a work force, not a TV show

GREENSBORO – In January, WRAL TechWire published an article addressing the fact that economic development and job growth is being challenged by the growing need of employers to find appropriately skilled workers. Titled “Addressing our next big challenge: America’s job skills gap,” it discussed the growing requirements of employers for workers with higher, more specific skills and experience.  The article also pointed out that fewer employers are offering training due to the financial and logistical challenges of providing appropriate on-the-job training […]

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