New, existing and relocating technology companies are making Nevada home in both metro and rural areas, bringing innovation across the board. So far, specific technology clusters have not developed. Nevada is seeing everything from bioscience to construction and telecommunications to entertainment. “In a lot of cities you have a sector that’s doing well or a place where it’s mostly big companies or all start-ups,” said Dave Archer.
Nevada won’t be the first place to get a working version of Hyperloop One. But the futuristic mode of transportation could still be built in the Silver State at some point, Hyperloop One officials said. The company announced Sept. 14 that it had selected 10 routes worldwide, none in Nevada, that are viable for a working Hyperloop track. The company also announced it had begun a feasibility study on a route in Colorado.
The University of Nevada, Reno on August 2 unveiled development of a new, user-driven, high-performance computing cluster that will boost research capacity and better support the latest research applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, computational biology and neurosciences, bioinformatics and big data.
The Biggest Little City just scored a big milestone. The first building in Switch’s Citadel Campus officially opened for business at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Reno-Sparks earlier this month. Called “Tahoe Reno 1,” the 130-megawatt facility is one of several data center buildings planned for the project.
A study by a technology think tank indicates the high-tech boom is spreading nationally, and northern Nevada is on the growing edge. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) “High-Tech Nation” study released late last year examines 20 indicators of an innovation-driven high-tech economy to paint statistical portraits of all 435 U.S. Congressional Districts, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The study demonstrates that high-tech innovation plays a critical role in the economy in all four congressional districts in Nevada.
For anyone who has been paying attention to the developments at the TRI Center, it would be no surprise another world class operation is opening its doors at one of the world’s the largest industrial centers, currently home to companies like Tesla, Ebay and Zulily. In 2017, the wrappings will be taken off the latest high-tech operation at the immense industrial park as Switch christens its newest campus, and the first SUPERNAP facility of a planned 6,487,241 square feet of colocation datacenter space.
Tickets are on sale for TEDxUniversityofNevada, set for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Cost is $100 and includes more than 15 TEDx talks, five performances, a boxed lunch and refreshments. Student ticket cost is $30 with a valid student ID from an area school. New this year, the event will move to the Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort. The 2,700-seat theatre is a natural fit for the event. After selling out the 1,200-seat Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts last year, the new venue will offer even more people the opportunity to share in a meaningful TEDx experience and will foster a more diverse audience.