Archive for December, 2019

A Baker’s Dozen: Dallas Innovates’ Most Popular Stories of 2019

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

It’s been a major year for Dallas-Fort Worth—especially when it comes to innovation. 

As we move into a new decade, we’d like to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that grabbed our readers’ attention this year. From …

Discovery: UTA Tracks Property Values Near Transit-Oriented Developments, Grant Backs UTD Floating Turbine Design

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 …

Arlington’s Entertainment District Receives $810M Expansion

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The City of Arlington approved an $810 million expansion of its Entertainment District located by the city’s two professional sports stadiums. The project will be anchored by an 888-room Loews Arlington Hotel and a new Arlington Convention Center.

The expansion …

Survey Seeks to Gauge DFW’s Interest in the Life Sciences Sector

Posted by Lance Murray

The survey is being conducted by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Biolabs at the behest of a longtime Dallas-Fort Worth resident who’s interested in the sector, according to Susan Chase, the vice president of business development at Biolabs.

The company, which creates co-working …

Toyota Unveils Intellectual Property Licensing Program

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Toyota IP Solutions is a licensing program for Plano-based Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) collection of patents. 

“As one of the world’s leading patent providers, our intellectual property spans a wide range of technologies. We’re excited that the various technologies …

Dallas Innovation Alliance Co-founders Launch InnoCity Partners

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) co-founders Trey Bowles and Jennifer Sanders are launching InnoCity Partners, a consultancy based on designing, planning, and implementing smart city programs for clients in the public and private sectors, real estate, and campus environments.

InnoCity differs …

Businesses Must Lean In to Support Our Vibrant Region

Posted by Sanjiv Yajnik

Just a few weeks ago, I was in an interesting position. I was interviewing CNN’s Anderson Cooper at our Capital One campus in Plano, Texas. We had invited him to be our keynote speaker for the Collin County Business Alliance’s

Follow the Money: Crescent Raises $24.6M for Fund; Geoforce Sells Majority Stake; NTT Data Services Makes Acquisition

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 …

NASA Taps Jacobs for Architect-Engineer Services at Marshall Space Flight Center and Other Locations

Posted by Lance Murray

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected Dallas-based Jacobs as the only provider to continue architect-engineer environmental engineering services at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, along with other NASA centers and installations.

Jacobs has been …

NTT Data to Acquire IT Services Company in Federal Healthcare Sector

Posted by Lance Murray

Plano-based global tech company NTT Data Services has agreed to buy NETE, a provider of digital design and transformation services for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies.

McLean, Virginia-based NETE works toward global advancements in health and …

AT&T and Deloitte are Partnering on 5G to Transform the Future of Digital Corporate Learning

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

AT&T and Deloitte have partnered to bring the Dallas-headquartered telecom giant’s 5G network connectivity and edge computing services to Deloitte University by summer 2020.

The deal adds AT&T’s 5G and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) tech to the university’s existing cellular …

DI People: Lantern Pharma, The Richards Group, and RKD Announce Leadership Moves

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 people moves tied

The Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier is Coming to Dallas

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Sundance Film Festival released its 2020 New Frontier lineup with 32 projects from 21 countries, which is expected to involve multiple new cities including Dallas. New Frontier will break out “into the wild” with satellite projects in the pool

Communities Foundation of Texas Sees its Largest Year Yet With $118M in Grants in 2019

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) invested $118 million in community grants in the 2019 fiscal year—the largest grantmaking year in its 66-year history.

The 11th annual North Texas Giving Day was one of CFT’s 2019 highlights, during which $50 million …

Raise Your Glass: BuzzBallz Hits Milestone With 1M Cases Sold This Year

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Carrollton’s BuzzBallz reached a major milestone selling more than 1 million cases of ready-to-drink cocktails within a one-year span. It expects to reach 1.1 million cases sold by the end of the year, according to a statement.

BuzzBallz attributes its …

Axxess Places Corporate Citizenship at the Heart of the Company

Posted by Alex Edwards

Axxess is committed to making lives better. 

As a home healthcare company, Axxess offers state-of-the-art software solutions to improve the care of patients across the U.S. But beyond the company’s suite of technological services, it has a commitment to corporate …

Dallas Ranks in the Top 10 Best Cities for Startup Costs

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Digital insurance company Embroker put together a list of the 10 Best U.S. Cities for Startup Costs with Dallas coming in eighth place.

The rankings were based on a number of startup-friendly criteria including job growth, median base salary, and …

NTECC and AT&T Bring Latest Emergency Communications Tech to North Texas 911

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

AT&T and the North Texas Emergency Communications Center (NTECC) are working together to implement the most up-to-date emergency call standards. The NextGen911 system is based on AT&T’s ESInet platform and is expected to allow NTECC to keep up with current

‘Work of Art’: Virgin Hotel Dallas Opens Sunday in the Design District

Posted by Lance Murray

The first hotel in the Dallas Design District opens on December 15 and it’s a work of art.

The 16-story, V-shaped Virgin Hotel Dallas at 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd and Hi Line Drive is meant to be a reimagining of …

The Richards Group Founder Stan Richards Names Glenn Dady His Successor

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Stan Richards, the founder and creative director of Dallas’ brand-focused agency The Richards Group, announced longtime firm employee Glenn Dady will take over daily operations on Jan. 1, 2020.

Although he’s turning over most of his duties, Richards, at age …