Posts Tagged ‘Toyota Motor North America’

Toyota USA Foundation, SMU, DISD to Collaborate on West Dallas STEM School With $2M Grant

Posted by Lance Murray

A $2 million grant from Toyota USA Foundation will enable a collaboration between the foundation, the Dallas ISD, and Southern Methodist University to create a new, innovative STEM-focused school in West Dallas aimed at preparing today’s students for the jobs

Where ‘Big D’ Stands for Digital

Posted by Dave Moore

Presented by The Dallas Regional Chamber


As consumers and business professionals have found computers and smartphones to be essential for the way they live, work, and play, the scuffle among companies to land on home screens has intensified.

Since July …

Interim USPTO Director Sees DFW’s Innovation Side

Posted by Dave Moore

United States Patent and Trademark Office Interim Director Joe Matal visited North Texas last week. 

The stop was part of his barnstorming tour of sorts. He’s already visited the USPTO’s Midwest regional office in Detroit and the Silicon Valley Regional …

Toyota Helps Make Parkland Emergency Room More Efficient

Posted by Lance Murray

Parkland Memorial Hospital CEO Dr. Fred Cerise was asking how the public hospital could move patients through the emergency room more quickly.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Cerise reached out to Plano-based Toyota Motor North America, which has a …

North Texas Businesses Receive Top Marks for Corporate Equality

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has awarded perfect scores of 100 percent to 13 Dallas-Fort Worth companies on its 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate practices and policies pertaining to lesbian, …

Toyota AI Ventures Fund Provides $100M to Startups

Posted by Mallory Houser

The Toyota Research Institute announced Tuesday it’s investing $100 million to create a new corporate venture capital subsidiary, Toyota AI Ventures, to assist upcoming startups around the globe. 

Three tech companies — Nauto, SLAMcore, and Intuition Robotics — …

Toyota Gives $1M to Help Homeless in Collin County

Posted by Chloe Bennett

As Toyota celebrates the opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, it’s also committing $1 million to help homeless women and children in Collin County.

On Thursday, Toyota and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas awarded a $1 million

‘Para Pickup’ Tops Toyota Mobility Challenge; Students Win Plano Internships

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

A team of students at Georgia Tech won Toyota Mobility Foundation and Net Impact’s national competition, the “Next Generation Mobility Challenge.”

The award-winning team developed the app-based, “Para Pickup,” a paratransit taxi service providing wheelchair users with a safe, affordable, …

Toyota, TCC Team Up to Train Auto Technicians

Posted by Lance Murray

As Toyota Motor North America readies to welcome employees into its Plano headquarters, the automaker is joining forces with Tarrant County College to turn out skilled technicians.

Officials with Toyota North America and Gulf States Toyota, along with TCC leaders …

Farmer Brothers Brews
Beautiful New HQ in Northlake

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas Innovates Innovative Spaces SeriesAt Farmer Brothers’ new headquarters facility in Northlake, it’s all about producing coffee, selling coffee, shipping coffee, and for employees, a place to kick back and enjoy a great cup of coffee while they work.

Farmer Brothers is the most …

Toyota Introducing $1M Grant to Solve North Texas Mobility Issues

Posted by Julia Falcon

Toyota, whose new North American home will move to Plano later this year, announced Tuesday that it will help community organizations around North Texas take on mobility issues with a $1 million grant program. 

It will mark the first time …