It’s been a big year so far for North Texas—especially when it comes to innovation. And it’s already halfway over.
We took a moment to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that have been grabbing our readers’ attention the most this year. They span our six buckets of innovation (creative, education, enterprise, invention, social, and startup), have made waves in various industries, and have represented what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Here’s a Baker’s Dozen of the most-read stories on dallasinnovates.com in 2019 (as of right now).
The global public art initiative launches in Dallas today. Through immersive audiovisual technology, a Portal gives the sense that you’re “face-to-face” with someone when they’re actually inside an identical container somewhere else on Earth.
Last year, Bachelor alum Sean Lowe announced he was launching a dating app where your friends could swipe for you. Now, Lowe and his team have revamped the technology and brought on a strong, local female voice to grow the platform: Christiana Yebra.
Opening March 1 in the Design District, The Slate is equipped with everything a working mom might need, from a content creation studio to a wellness room to a boutique shop.
ANGI said that Fixd’s home warranty business was an attractive feature that made the company pursue an acquisition.
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Called Bell Nexus, the air taxi, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system developed by Safran.
The Dallas billionaire, Shark, investor, and Mavs owner urged a crowd of startups, corporations, and companies to get out there and learn artificial intelligence immediately: “It will impact even the smallest business.” Plus, find yourself in the crowd or see who was there with DHD Film’s new DHD GIGA technology—360-degree view of the room where Mark Cuban talked.
An upcoming block party will showcase the district’s potential with food trucks, activities, games, and examples of activated spaces.
The Dallas-based private effort to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston was recognized in a report from CG/LA Infrastructure.
City leaders hope to have the Near Southside neighborhood in the heart of Fort Worth designated a medical innovation district by the fall. The designation would have the potential of adding thousands of medical and technology related jobs.
The company also launched a university-to-industry collaboration with Collin College and the University of North Texas.
The self-syncing stoplight technology, developed at UTD, can be used in any city that deploys programmable traffic controllers with internet access.
The massive mixed-use development in Irving will be the home to Pioneer Natural Resources, which is relocating to a 10-story tower, as well as multifamily, retail, and office.
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