FN Nano Inc. and Catalytic PURE AIR LLC put advanced materials science to use to clean and purify air in the most amazing ways. What would you think of a wall coating, a sort of sophisticated paint, that serves as a highly effective way to remove odor and bacteria from the air?
By now, most people are familiar with “The Cloud”. You use Apps for your smartphone; send and receive email and text messages; and, download movies to your television. However, moving your business operations to a cloud-based environment is a bit more complex but it can also save you money and improve overall Information Technology (IT) performance.
With $3 million from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Knowledge Fund, the University of Nevada, Reno has established NAASIC, the Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, with the goal of creating unique industry-university partnerships to commercialize technologies in autonomous systems. This includes land-based, aerial and stationary robotic systems such as industrial robots, advanced manufacturing systems, driverless road vehicles and underwater robots.
The third annual Startup Weekend Reno is scheduled for for the weekend of November 21 at the Reno Aces Ballpark. Startup Weekends are 54-hour long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if their startup ideas are viable, and where others can experience the startup process. Startup Weekend attendees have technical or design backgrounds while others have a variety of business backgrounds.
The Silver State’s technology sector is a a young but burgeoning industry segment. Another major part of the sector constitutes large, established companies, such as IGT, a gaming machines manufacturer in the North and Switch, a data center in the South. The aggregate of these corporations makes Nevada’s major population regions technology hubs. Additionally, technology firms continue to move to the state which is increasingly becoming known as a haven for tech business.
Who hasn’t wanted to go backstage at a concert? Or stand on the sidelines of a major sporting event? Admission credentials are issued at every significant event to identify the areas attendees can access. Many of these badges for concerts, sporting events, festivals and conferences are created at Reno-based Access™ Event Solutions. From satin printed stick-ons to laminated clip-ons to custom shapes to wristbands, customization options abound. Some badges are works of art—meant to help create the atmosphere of the event and later become a commemorative souvenir.
Lithium-ion batteries are not exotic, complicated or big. But if Tesla Motors locates a “gigafactory” here, the lipstick-sized batteries could change Reno’s whole universe. An announcement isn’t expected for months about which among five states would ultimately land the electric car-maker’s battery factory, though Tesla is expected to start breaking ground on two or three spots this summer. If Northern Nevada ultimately wins the factory, the region will need a crash course in “li-ions.”