Posts Tagged ‘West End’

South Dallas Project With Toyota, New Smart Tech in West End on Tap for DIA in 2018

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesToyota’s philanthropic arm will shift its focus to mobility issues in south Dallas as the next phase of Dallas Innovation Alliance’s smart cities initiative begins.

The car company, which just opened its North American headquarters in Plano last year, is …

AT&T Smart Cities Moves Into Infrastructure Safety With New Monitoring System

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. is ready to deliver Smarts Cities technology that can remotely monitor structural and environmental factors affecting the safety of roadways and infrastructure that are aging or in disrepair.

“Safety is a top concern of citizens and cities …

Smarter, Stronger, Savvier:
5 Companies Pushing Innovation Boundaries

Posted by Sheryl Jean

It seems straight out of a sci-fi flick: Engineers and designers researching and testing inventions in sleek, high-tech labs.

It’s real. More corporations in North Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest metro area, are designating special dens, and devoting teams to accelerate …

The Luminary Will ‘Serve as Catalyst’ for Innovation District, Debut Auto-Tint Glass in DFW

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Technology finally has an answer for the afternoon sun that bathes North Texas buildings in heat and, appropriately, the West End will be the first in the region to showcase it.

On Wednesday, Crescent Real Estate broke ground on The …

Innovative Spaces: Blue Cross Blue Shield’s C1 Innovation Lab

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Dallas Innovates Innovative Spaces SeriesSince Blue Cross Blue Shield was founded in Dallas in 1929, it made sense to company leaders that the city’s Historic West End would serve as a launching point for their firm’s future. Hence, the C1 Innovation Lab — located

How the C1 Innovation Lab Landed in Dallas’ West End

Posted by Dave Moore

Sometimes, the answer to a riddle materializes before your eyes.

Such was the case with Dr. Dan McCoy, who, along with his colleagues at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, had been wrestling for years with the challenges of reducing …

No Restaurant Experience? That Didn’t Stop These Dallas Eatery Founders

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Nick Backlund was a Minor League Baseball player. Javier Heredia flew commercial airplanes. Joe Groves worked as a self-employed businessman.

None of them had any restaurant experience before they launched their Dallas eateries, but that hasn’t held them back. Instead, …

Dallas Takes Step Closer in Becoming ‘Smart City’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesTwo new 55-inch touchscreens and other smart features unveiled in the West End represent a large leap forward for Dallas’ Smart Cities initiative.

The screens, which are part of the Dallas Innovation Alliance’s Smart Cities Living Lab, display points of …

Australian Startup Arcade Opens Dallas Office

Posted by Lance Murray

Arcade, an Australian-based startup and 2016 graduate of the REVTECH program, will open a permanent Dallas office.

The accelerator said Arcade recently made two hires to lead customer success and business development for the Dallas office that is operating out …

DIA, Envision Charlotte to Collaborate on Smart City Conferences

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas Innovation Alliance announced Monday that the DIA will collaborate with Envision Charlotte on “By Cities, For Cities,” a first-of-its-kind series of conferences in 2017 and 2018.

The collaboration was one of three initiatives announced by the White House …