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Trailhead Boise receives $50,000 energy incubator grant (access required)

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Trailhead Boise has been awarded $50,000 to begin work on a CleanTech Incubator for energy-related technologies. “Idaho is very blessed with energy sources,” said Tiam Rastegar, executive director of Trailhead. “As I look at energy assets, federal facilities, [and] members ...

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Boise State University launches cybersecurity institute (access required)

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Boise State University is continuing to gain momentum in cybersecurity education, research and innovation, with the latest development being the November launch of the Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity. The Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity has three pillars of focus, as director ...

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Leadership Idaho Agriculture announces 25 in Class 41 (access required)

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Jessica Anderson is a second-generation Leadership Idaho Agriculture participant, and is one of 24 other participants in Class 41. Anderson grew up on a farm in Canyon County that grew onions, wheat, feed corn and a signature of the area: ...

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Twin Falls food innovation center feasibility study underway (access required)

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After receiving $65,000 in stakeholder grants, Region IV Development Association has announced it will oversee a regional feasibility study on the viability of a food innovation center and business incubator. “When you look at the resources we have in the ...

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Applications open for INL economic development tech grants (access required)

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Idaho National Laboratory is taking applications for its 2021 technology-based economic development grants, which will support nonprofit organizations. INL’s economic development mission is “to stimulate economic development, support new business growth and recruit new talent and support entrepreneurship throughout Idaho.” ...

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Where are they now? 2007 TechBoise map being updated (access required)

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Thirteen years ago, Rick Ritter and several partners created a database detailing approximately 455 Idaho tech-based companies, but where are they now? What has happened to them? Ritter and Boise State University students are working to answer those questions. Ritter ...

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Nonprofit Imagine Idaho working for improved broadband (access required)

Accessible broadband internet in Idaho has been limited and posed challenges for years; now, the coronavirus pandemic has “brought home how critical the needs were across our state,” said Kelley Packer, executive director for the Association of Idaho Cities and ...

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PETA asks Albertsons to stop selling coconut products using monkey labor

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An international nonprofit organization is targeting Idaho-based Albertsons Companies Inc., saying the company is supporting inhumane treatment of monkeys forced to pick coconuts. After sending a package of humanely obtained coconuts and a letter to the president and CEO of ...

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Boise Startup Week sets $75K record, lauds attendance (access required)

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For its first-ever virtual event, Boise Startup Week has tracked 4,000 unique views of its events, “which is crazy” when you realize that’s for about 50 hours of content, said Nick Crabbs, co-chairman of Boise Startup Week and partner at ...

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Despite reduced participation, INL SMR project proceeding (access required)

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Technology aimed at advancing nuclear power infrastructure is moving forward at Idaho National Laboratory, though not without concern and criticism. After the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a Small Modular Reactor design by NuScale, the project, being adapted at INL ...

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