Archive for the ‘Invention’ Category

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast. We’re here to help you keep up.

Each weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to invention, and creative to social innovation, here’s our daily mix of what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast. We’re here to help you keep up.

Each weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to invention, and creative to social innovation, here’s our daily mix of what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

These quotable North Texans inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Have wise words of your own? Let us know.  You can also sign up here to get “The Last Word” in the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter each weekday.


Friday, October 15

“A lot of times I feel in a weird way that I’m from the future.”

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Event details courtesy of organizers.


Saturday, October 16

RACING SHOW RUN DALLAS

Hosted by Red Bull
Harwood District
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Red Bull Racing Show Run will arrive in Dallas for the first time, taking over the Harwood District area for an unforgettable experience where the spectators’ hearts will race nearly as fast as an F1 car.…

Will Dallas-Fort Worth Get Its Own HyperLoop or Bullet Train Line? Open Houses Take Us One Step Closer

Posted by David Seeley

It’s 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 14. Google Maps says it will take 50 minutes to drive from downtown Dallas to downtown Fort Worth. Public transport via the Trinity Railway express train takes 56 minutes. If you’re thinking “there’s gotta be a faster way,” then we’ve got an open house for you.

The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park Gathers 15 New Tenants for Its Social Impact Hub in Dallas

Posted by Quincy Preston

The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park is becoming the gathering spot for high-impact nonprofits. The social impact hub, named after the proverbial water cooler collisions that foster community and ideas, has announced its “next 15” tenants.

The 15 nonprofits were picked after a competitive application process last summer.…

Dallas Invents: 93 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 28

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.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 future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Irving-Based Biotech Joins Rare Disease Company Coalition to Support Innovation in Life Science

Posted by Quincy Preston

Irving-headquartered Signature Biologics, a regenerative medicine company, has joined the ranks of the Rare Disease Company Coalition.

The RDCC, formed in May 2021, aims to be a unified voice of life science companies committed to discovering, developing, and delivering rare disease treatments

Signature Biologics, which is currently pursuing several pre-clinical products aimed to provide new solutions to patients with rare diseases, manufactures perinatal-derived products that could improve the body’s natural healing processes.…

Texas Instruments Unveils Breakthrough 3D Position Sensor

Posted by David Seeley

Dallas-based Texas Instruments introduced a new sensor today that can help smart factories operate with more precise, real-time control.

TI says its new TMAG5170 “is the industry’s most accurate 3D Hall-effect position sensor.” Engineers who use it can achieve ultra-high precision at speeds up to 20kSPS (kilo samples per second) while using at least 70 percent less power, the company says.…

High-Tech U.K. Bar Concept Electric Shuffle Is About to Slide Into Deep Ellum

Posted by David Seeley

If golf can turn into gamified entertainment at venues like Puttery and BigShots, just imagine what you can do with a shuffleboard. Well, Electric Shuffle has—and it’s coming soon to Deep Ellum in Dallas.

The U.K.-based chain of bar-eateries “reimagines” shuffleboard with “unparalleled vision technology” for an immersive, highly social experience.…

The Future of Medical Education

Posted by Southwestern Medical Foundation

With the amount of technology available today, it’s no wonder medical school classrooms are looking more and more futuristic. In addition to the now-standard use of laptops and high-definition monitors, medical schools are incorporating simulation learning into their curriculums.

UT Southwestern Medical Center, for instance, has a 49,000-square-foot Simulation Center that was funded in part by Southwestern Medical Foundation.…

HackDFW Drew More Than 600 Hackers—and Big Name Employers Hunting Hires

Posted by Dave Moore

The Comerica Center in Frisco—the practice rink for the Dallas Stars—is no stranger to heated battles on its icy floors.

Last weekend was no different, from a sheer competition standpoint. Contestants huddled, plotted, geared up, and hunkered down. But instead of stick and puck, the competition tools at HackDFW consisted of algorithms, coding scripts, and data. …

Dallas Invents: 127 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 21

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.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 future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

North Texas Innovation Alliance Teams Up to Supersize New Smart City Partnership

Posted by Quincy Preston

The North Texas Innovation Alliance is a founding member of one of the largest smart cities networks in the country. The new initiative, called the National Smart Coalitions Partnership (NSCP), unites more than 100 governments across seven regional smart cities consortiums. 

GM Is Investing $55M in a ‘State-of-the-Art’ Renovation of Its Arlington Assembly Plant

Posted by David Seeley

General Motors is putting its money where its future is—and one of those places is its huge, bustling plant right between Dallas and Fort Worth.

GM recently announced it’s making a $55 million investment at its Arlington Assembly plant for the new tooling and equipment needed to support future production of Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac full-size SUVs.…

Dallas ‘DocStars’ on COVID and Pregnancy, Cancer and Spine Studies, and Working Till Midnight on Early-Stage Research

Posted by David Seeley

One of the biggest challenges in early-stage medical research is attracting seed funding. But once that first seed is planted, a talented young doctor is often able to advance their research and attract far greater amounts of federal funding. That’s a key goal of The Cary Council, which works in partnership with the Southwestern Medical Foundation to fund early-stage researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Wallbox—a Global EV Charging Leader Expanding to Arlington—Begins Trading on NYSE

Posted by Quincy Preston

Barcelona-based Wallbox, a global EV charging tech company expanding to Arlington, closed its merger with N.Y.-based SPAC Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. on October 1. Wallbox share began trading today under the ticker “WBX.”

Wallbox recently announced plans for the company’s first North American manufacturing facility in Arlington, where leaders granted Wallbox incentives to build a 129, 000-square-foot plant at 2240 Forum Drive in the Great Southwest Industrial District.…

Thermal Packaging Tech Innovator PTG Expands to Fort Worth with New Manufacturing Center

Posted by David Seeley

When biopharmaceutical companies ship vaccines, biologics, and other high-value medicines, they don’t reach for an envelope. The last thing they want is exposure to excessive heat or cold. That makes temperature-sensitive thermal shipping solutions a critical mission—one that Packaging Technology Group pursues every day. 

Two SMU Grads Create Eco-Friendly Products to Combat Single-Use Plastics

Posted by Maddie Preston

500 million plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. That’s 182 billion straws a year, creating tons of non-biodegradable plastic waste that hurt the environment. But the trendy answer to solving that problem—flimsy paper straws—can suck just as bad.

Dallas-Area Startup ASD.ai Gets $1M Angel Investment for its Rootines App, a “Digital Diary” for the Neurodiverse

Posted by David Seeley

For people on the autism spectrum—especially kids—daily routines can be a lifeline. That’s why ASD.ai launched the Rootines app, to make tracking routines easy and insightful for parents and caregivers alike. Now the Dallas-area startup has gotten a boost with a $1 million angel investment from Pittsburgh-based Determined Capital.