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

Top 10 stories of the week; Applied Blockchain launches crypto hosting biz; firefighter air system mandate; Snapple and ASAP Ferg help corner stores hurt by COVID; Buff City Soap gets new CEO; and more news from North Texas.

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BILT Raises $9M in Funding to Expand 3D Intelligent Instruction App
by | Jul 29, 2021
The investment from Silverton Partners will help the North Texas-based company scale.

"BILT has created a technology the world desperately needs. I can't imagine in five years, we'll still be dealing with paper instructions," says Silverton Managing Partner Morgan Flager.
Winners Announced for the Children’s Health Innov8 4 Kids Hackathon
by | Jul 28, 2021
High schoolers who focused on the mental, emotional aspects of health care dominated the hackathon. That's especially impressive, considering that of the 14 teams competing, four were high school teams, eight were college teams, and two were professional teams. See the top three winning submissions here.
Dallas Invents: 127 Patents Granted for Week of July 13
by | Jul 27, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: No7-Eleven's object assignment during image tracking, Air Distribution Technologies' floor air diffuser, Alight Solutions' more-intelligent health care advisor, BNSF's avalanche slide detection , Cornerstone Automation Systems' secure portable pill canister for order fulfillment, GHW Solutions' comprehensive dry flood proofing system to mitigate inland flooding risk, Globus Medical's intervertebral fusion implant, Lennox's refrigerant leak detection, Meadow Burke's lifting and leveling insert for a precast concrete slab, Raytheon's architectures for vehicle tolling, Textron Innovations' angle-of-attack flight computer systems, and TouchPay Holdings' machines and process for managing a service account.

These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

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Friday, July 30 “We’ve been looking forward to putting these vehicles up against the Dallas and Fort Worth summer heat.”...
Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of July 6
by | Jul 20, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Apple’s coprocessor memory ordering table, Bank of America’s asset management block chain, Baylor Research Institute’s classification of polyps using learned image analysis, Bell Helicopter Textron’s parasite aircraft for airborne deployment and retrieval, Myth Innovations’ AR interface and method of use, and Toyota’s mass transit for personal vehicles.
From a COVID Breathalyzer Test to Chemical Weapons Detection, UNT Professor Develops Sensors that Sniff Out Diseases and Dangerous Substances
by | Jul 19, 2021
Verbeck and his team at UNT have developed sensors that detect chemical weapons, COVID on people's breath, and chemicals in smoke that help firefighters know how to respond. The chemical sensors he creates could prove to be game changers in diagnosing diseases.
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Here Are 15-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: Deloitte's 2021 Technology Fast 500 Awards has been extended through July 9.