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

Dallas-based public arts org Aurora heads west; Youtech expands in Plano, SimiDigi gets picked for workforce innovation accelerator; UT Dallas researchers create breakthrough radiation detection tech; and more.

Plus, you’ll find our top 10 most popular stories.
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THE LAST WORD on Dallas Innovates. Find "who said what" in our collection of quotes on Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation.
EVERY LAST WORD: ‘Blockchain Is a Booming Industry That Texas Needs To Be Involved In’
by | Jun 17, 2021
... Governor Greg Abbott tweeted last week about signing a law for Texas to create a master plan for expanding the blockchain industry.

Here's more of "who said what" in Texas.
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DI People: Argano, ZeOmega, TracyLocke, UNT, and More Make Moves
by | Jun 11, 2021
In this weekly roundup of executive moves in North Texas, you'll also find news from Cyber Group, the Dallas Regional Chamber, Imaginuity, and Questpro.
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HSC Awarded CPRIT Grant To Increase Diversity in Cancer Researchers
by | Jun 8, 2021
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded a $3.9 million grant to The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) in Fort Worth to expand a program that aims to create more diversity in the medical and biomedical sciences fields.
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Innov8 4 Kids Children's Health Hackathan

Ready, Set, Innov8:
Teens, Adults Invited To Hack for Pediatric Health Care Quandaries

by | Jun 8, 2021
Put your problem-solving chops to work. The Children's Health event encourages gamification, augmented reality to solve for age-old pediatric health care problems.

There's even a no-code challenge.
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Here Are 11-Plus Opportunities for Dallas Innovators
Browse our curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and social innovators. Don't miss this: The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program deadline has been extended through June 17.
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The Perot Museum Goes Hollywood With Season One of “The Whynauts” Online Kids Series
by | Jun 7, 2021
The digitally enhanced “Whynauts” tracks young actors on fun adventures sparked by science. Conceived by the Museum’s leadership and educational team, the STEM series was made in partnership with Dallas-based studio Groove Jones and backed by major donors.

The bilingual show aims to reach a million kids by next year—and become a high-tech hit.
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El Peso Hero Comic Book Series Surpasses 10th Anniversary Kickstarter Goal; Movie In Works
by | Jun 3, 2021
"There hasn't been a superhero like El Peso Hero," Hector Rodriguez III says. "A hero that transcends cultures and borders for Texas and Mexico." 

The creator of the celebrated comic book series, who is a fifth-grade bilingual teacher for McKinney ISD, wears a lot of hats. He's also the co-founder of Texas Latino Comic Con, a publisher and CEO, and development director of a lucha libre multimedia company. Coming soon: the movie.
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