What is one exercise that can boost your mental, social, emotional and physical wellbeing? Not a question that’s often asked and explored in the business world, but one that is key to unlocking a myriad of personal and professional benefits. The answer: Laughter Yoga.
Projects developed at Innovation Park, the home of Blockchains, LLC in Northern Nevada, could be utilized to serve NV Energy’s 1.3 million customers. Any projects incubated and ready for implementation will first be presented to, and approved by, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN).
Gardner Company, UNLV and the UNLV Research Foundation (UNLV RF) kicked off construction for the first innovation building of the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park (UNLV Tech Park) with an official groundbreaking ceremony. Representatives from Gardner Company, UNLV, UNLV RF and Burke Construction commemorated the occasion with a presentation and traditional shovel dig to signal new development for the research, technology and business park.
Innovation may be the most sought-after quality in the business world today. Every corporation craves a culture that celebrates and implements the new ideas that spark growth and create industry-leading products or services. But wanting to foster innovation and actually fostering innovation are two wildly different things.
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.”
Inspired by his sister’s challenges with learning, eBravium co-founder and University MBA student, Cody Grimes, set out to create a software program that combines screen time learning and academic performance. The result is eBravium – a software that gamifies smart devices by making access contingent upon correctly answering academic questions correctly. For his innovation, Grimes was awarded $50,000 Monday, March 27 in the Sixth Annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, during a luncheon held at Harrah’s Reno.
You’ve probably heard about the groundbreaking genetic research study Desert Research Institute and Renown Health have undertaken with leading personal genetics company, 23andMe. Funded by Renown Health Foundation and Nevada’s Knowledge Fund, this pilot study offers community members the opportunity to volunteer for research while also gaining access to their individual genetic information at no cost.