Archive for April, 2017

More Space, Employees Coming to Toyota Smart Car Startup

Posted by Julia Falcon

Toyota Connected is expanding its footprint at Plano’s Legacy West development. 

The smart car tech startup, launched by Toyota Motor North America last year, recently announced it’s adding 13,500 square feet to its already 20,000-square-foot office. It also will hire …

Consortium, U.S. Census Partner on DFW Research Data Center

Posted by Lance Murray
consortium

Kurt Beron

The research community in North Texas received a major boost this week with the announcement of a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and a consortium of leading research institutions led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas …

Sweat for a Cause: FITWeek Brings Fitness, Philanthropy Together For Education

Posted by Julia Batlle

Local fitness studios are coming together to sweat for a cause during FITWeek, an annual event that is coming to Dallas May 1-6 to support education.  

All proceeds will benefit Reading Partners North Texas and She’s the First. …

The Need for Innovation:
Why Good Ideas Fail

Posted by Brad Ruiter

Universal MInd is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorIn conference rooms across the globe, teams are meeting to brainstorm, discuss, and evaluate new ideas that will drive organizations in new directions. From products, processes, and services, companies are inundated with ideas from not only their internal teams

Pioneering Public-Private Partnership Funds $450M
Fort Worth Arena

Posted by Lance Murray

The city of Fort Worth is getting a new $450 million multipurpose arena thanks to a pioneering public-private partnership between the city, Tarrant County, the State of Texas, and a group of private-sector backers including individuals, foundations, and organizations.

The

Meet Evie, SMU’s Mobile Greenhouse With a Mission

Posted by Julia Falcon

Students at Southern Methodist University have converted a camping trailer into a mobile sustainable garden. 

The redesigned trailer, named Evie, was introduced last weekend during Earth Day Texas at Fair Park in Dallas. 

After not being able to obtain permits …

On Tap: Festival of Ideas, Philanthroparty, Book Festival

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

High-Speed Rail Could Transform Dallas’ Urban Core

Posted by Lance Murray

Proponents of the proposed high-speed rail project that would turn a trip from Dallas to Houston into a scenic, 90-minute ride believe the project could help developers “build the newest part of downtown,” that could change the way people perceive …

DFW High Schools Score Atop U.S. News’ Rankings

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-Fort Worth area high schools scored well in the U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings, with Dallas’ School for the Talented and Gifted leading the way, ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 4 in the nation.…

Group Bringing Focus on Tech, Innovation in Tarrant County

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

A rising tide lifts all boats.

The phrase commonly spoke by President John F. Kennedy is the guiding mantra for the Rising Tide Initiative, which hopes to showcase the technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship going on throughout Tarrant County. The …