Archive for August, 2019

SML RFID Expands, Extends Plano HQ Lease, Opens New Retail Ideation Space

Posted by Lance Murray

With its new Retail Ideation Space now open, Plano-based SML RFID has extended and expanded its headquarters’ lease for retail innovation.

Growth was the major motivator behind the company’s office expansion at International Business Park on 6400 International Parkway, according …

Who Won What at the 2019 Tech Titans Awards

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Tech Titans, billed as the state’s largest technology trade association, celebrated the most groundbreaking North Texas technology companies and individuals at its awards gala last week.

The Tech Titans Awards Gala was Aug. 23 at Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy …

Get to Know Me: Data, Personalization, and Privacy

Posted by Michael Pratt

Editor’s note: Dallas Innovates is the media sponsor for Digital Fight Club on Aug. 28. Digital Fight Club is a no-holds-barred event that pits technology experts against each other in a head-to-head, rapid-fire discussion on a hot-button topic rooted in

The Bush Institute’s Podcast Talks Technology, Leadership, and ‘Strategery’

Posted by Alex Edwards

The George W. Bush Institute wants to know what happens when you cross the “43rd President, late night sketch comedy, and interesting conversation.”

The result, it says, is its podcast: The Strategerist.

Launched earlier this year, The Strategerist covers …

Midlothian ISD Invests in Entrepreneurial Students’ Futures

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Midlothian ISD isn’t the first North Texas school district to implement INCubatoredu, an educational program showing high school students the ropes of entrepreneurship, but it’s the first to renovate an entire vacant school to house the program, among other offerings.

Discovery: UNT Prof Helps Reveal Oldest ‘Cloaked’ Black Hole; UTSW Probes Hormone’s Role in Obesity

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we do a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you want to put R&D under your …

Follow the Money: CoveMark Invests in Lamb Producer; Software Provider Dairy.com Acquired

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

Have …

Dallas to Bring Leaders Together from Major DFW Corporations at the Hispanic Leadership Summit

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The Hispanic Leadership Summit plans to host its first Dallas gathering on Sept. 9, coinciding with the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The summit plans to bring people with a variety of professional backgrounds together, like those in business, health, …

Synthetic Reality: Does Real Even Matter?

Posted by Michael Pratt

Editor’s note: Dallas Innovates is the media sponsor for Digital Fight Club on Aug. 28. Digital Fight Club is a no-holds-barred event that pits technology experts against each other in a head-to-head, rapid-fire discussion on a hot-button topic rooted in

Raytheon Secures its Future in McKinney With New 200,000 SF Advanced Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Lance Murray

Expanding on its already major presence in North Texas, Raytheon announced today that it’s building a new 200,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility at its Space and Airborne Systems headquarters in McKinney.

Raytheon already is McKinney’s top employer with more than 3,000 …

Find the Best Happy Hour in Dallas With This New App

Posted by Alex Edwards

To anyone struggling to pick a place on date night, Richard Helppie-Schmieder and Shayne Hickey feel your pain.

The Dallas-Fort Worth locals were once swapping ideas on where to take their wives for an evening out when they said they …

‘There’s No More Mall, Y’all’: How Two DFW Developers Are Reimagining Aging Retail Centers

Posted by Payton Potter

Online shopping and a desire for placemaking is changing retail, and traditional malls have felt the impact. So, in a recent forum, Urban Land Institute North Texas (ULINT) poses the question, “What’s in store for aging retail? (There’s no more

Survey Says: For Employers, It Pays to be Flexible and Adaptable

Posted by Lance Murray

You can sum up what Dallas companies can do to make employees satisfied and retainable in two words: flexibility and adaptability.

That’s according to Capital One’s recently released 2019 Work Environment Survey. The financial company surveyed 3,500 full-time professionals, ages …

Dallas Invents: 168 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 13

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

Uber Taps Dallas for Major Hub at The Epic in Deep Ellum, Bringing 3,000 Jobs

Posted by Lance Murray

Uber Technologies, Inc. is headed to Dallas.

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Uber is establishing a U.S. General and Administrative Hub at The Epic in Deep Ellum, bringing with it at least 3,000 new jobs, more than $75 …

Irving-based Caris Life Sciences is Expanding its Footprint Here With a New Corporate Park

Posted by Alex Edwards

Caris Life Sciences is growing its presence in North Texas. The Irving-headquartered biotech innovator today announced it’s developing a new corporate park, creating more than 500 job opportunities in the process.

Caris is a leader in molecular science that’s focused …

DI People: Rug Doctor, Critical Start, and Infogroup Make Leadership Announcements

Posted by Lance Murray

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are the people moves

Silence: To Digitally Disconnect or Not

Posted by Michael Pratt

Editor’s note: Dallas Innovates is the media sponsor for Digital Fight Club on Aug. 28. Digital Fight Club is a no-holds-barred event that pits technology experts against each other in a head-to-head, rapid-fire discussion on a hot-button topic rooted in

How FC Dallas Players Are Changing the Game With Technology

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Major League Soccer and Advocare are teaming up for a series focusing on the five keys to playing soccer successfully—with FC Dallas representing technology. 

The Edge video series shows how Dallas’ professional soccer team utilizes STATSports’ GPS player-tracking equipment to …

Dallas-Fort Worth No. 1 in Attracting Migrating Millennials, JLL Snapshot Reports

Posted by Lance Murray

Analysis of 2017 U.S. Census data illustrates that migration patterns of millennials are being driven by job opportunities, affordable housing, and quality of life, according to a new Snapshot from JLL.

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 1 out of all cities …