Kristin McClellan and Kurt Thigpen have been elected to the board of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. “Kristen and Kurt bring impressive skills in digital marketing that will further strengthen the NCET board,” said Dave Archer, its president and chief executive officer. “We deeply appreciate their willingness to serve our organization.”
With global consulting firm Bain and Company forecasting $300 billion in business opportunities by 2020 for the IoT sector, many are looking to expand into the industry. One startup that just moved from California to Reno is hoping to get into the lucrative market by helping aspiring entrepreneurs create products with its prototyping kits and make the transition from concept to market a lot easier. “It’s so hard to design even a tiny circuit,” said Daniel Price, CEO and co-founder of Breadware. “The exciting thing about Breadware is that it’s similar to Wordpress or any other tool that enable people to be more creative without being experts in the basic technology.”
An independent, nonprofit organization is now in place, with the sole mission of supporting research, discovery, innovation and commercialization at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation has the capability of holding equity and can expedite commercialization of research discoveries and intellectual property. “Many of this country’s most notable research universities have nonprofit corporations or foundations of this type,” Ellen Purpus, the University’s assistant vice president for enterprise and innovation who guided development of NVRIC, said. “It is a model that has proven to be successful for researchers and entrepreneurs, the universities and regional economies.”
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Employment in Nevada’s technology industry grew by 2.7 percent in 2016, as employers added an estimated 804 new jobs, according to Cyberstates 2017, the definitive annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry released April 3 by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology industry association. With an estimated 31,003 workers, Nevada ranks 38th among the 50 states in tech industry employment.
Hyperloop One has continually been making progress to actually realize the concept that was dreamed up by innovator Elon Musk in a three-year-old blog post. The company’s building a high-speed transportation system which would be enabled people to zip through a near vacuum pipe while sitting in pod-like coaches, at speeds way higher than airplanes. With regards to the same, the company has a couple of announcements.