Dallas Innovation Alliance

Dallas Forms Business Climate Leadership Group to Accelerate Climate Action

by | Dec 19, 2022
In a partnership with the City-Business Climate Alliance, the newly formed group met last month to begin pursuing initiatives aimed at climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the alliance will "help establish Dallas and its businesses as national leaders in implementing data-driven climate solutions to promote a vibrant, healthy, and resilient city.”
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How the Dallas Innovation Alliance Is Bridging the Digital Divide
Up to 42% of Dallas households lack a fixed connection to the internet. Without the tools and know-how to connect to the digital world, people can be left behind, especially in economically disadvantaged parts of the city. DIA is working to change that with its Digital Ambassador program.

Now, with help from the Dallas Foundation and Santander Consumer USA—and a $1 million grant from AT&T—DIA aims to get people not just connected, but thriving.
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SXSW’s 2023 ‘PanelPicker’ Opens For Voting—and DFW Companies Are Vying to Take the Stage
by | Aug 10, 2022
South by Southwest has opened its 2023 "PanelPicker" for crowd-sourced community voting through August 21. You could be among the people who vote to decide which panelists will take the stage next March at SXSW. Out of the thousands of session proposals up for voting, many have Dallas-area ties. We share just 10 of them—including ideas from Mark Cuban, the Dallas Cowboys, Venture Dallas, Dallas Innovation Alliance, CollateralEdge, Kanarys, Zirtue, Masterplan, and more.
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Santander Consumer USA Invests $7M to Bridge Digital Divide in Dallas

by | Jan 18, 2022
Santander Consumer will partner with tech and community nonprofit Comp-U-Dopt to provide free high-speed Internet connectivity to up to 10,000 Dallas student households, along with free laptop computers, training, and support to eligible low-income residents. It's the first step in a two-year program to include several other cities, funded by a total of $35 million in grants from Dallas-based Santander Consumer's foundation.
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Dallas Innovation Alliance Co-founders Launch InnoCity Partners
by | Dec 19, 2019
Trey Bowles and Jennifer Sanders have announced InnoCity Partners, a new boutique consulting firm providing counsel to public and private organizations to design, build, and execute smart city programs.
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Cynthia Heyn Innov8te
Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator Names Heyn Managing Director
by | Sep 11, 2019
After its launch earlier this year by Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator is placing Heyn in charge of the program's overall execution and operations.
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Living Lab

DIA’s Case Study Shows Smart Cities Living Lab’s Positive Impact

by | Nov 8, 2018
In addition to the report, Dallas Innovation Alliance and Amazech Solutions announced a dashboard that will make the lab's data available to the public.
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Toyota, Lexus to Deploy U.S. Vehicles With Intelligent Systems
by | Apr 17, 2018
Toyota’s work on connected vehicles is an important part of the company’s presence in Plano. By 2021, it plans to add Dedicated Short-Range Communications systems on Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in the U.S.
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South by Southwest
Here’s Which North Texans You Should Watch for at SXSW
The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals officially starts Friday, and though all the happenings are in Austin, there’ll be plenty of North Texas presence.
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Dallas City Hall Dallas, TX
City of Dallas Seeks ‘Transformational’ Chief Innovation Officer
by | Mar 6, 2018
The job posting says the ideal candidate will “manage and develop a culture of innovation, professionalism, and continuous improvement in the city organization."
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On Tap: Dallas ISD STEM Expo, Living Lab Launch & Uptown Dallas Anniversary

Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.
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AT&T Smart Cities Moves Into Infrastructure Safety With New Monitoring System
by | Jan 11, 2018
Selected infrastructure around the country will be equipped with AT&T LTE-enabled sensors to remotely monitor their structural integrity.
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Smarter, Stronger, Savvier:
5 Companies Pushing Innovation Boundaries
by | Jan 10, 2018
From Dallas to Plano, large corporations are using technology to change how they serve customers and outplay competition.
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The Luminary Will ‘Serve as Catalyst’ for Innovation District, Debut Auto-Tint Glass in DFW
by | Nov 1, 2017
On Wednesday, Crescent Real Estate broke ground on The Luminary, a 100,000-square-foot office building planned for Dallas' West End. 
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