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College of Eastern Idaho plans tech building  (access required)

Idaho’s newest community college is raising money in hopes of breaking ground next year on a building to support as many as 1,000 career technical education (CTE) students.   The College of Eastern Idaho (CEI), based in Idaho Falls, has raised more than $16 million toward the ...

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Tech innovators awarded at entrepreneur challenge (access required)

Two tech-based entrepreneurial ventures tied as pitch competition runners up at this year’s Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW). Crimson Medical Solutions and Maggie were awarded second place Tuesday following the BEW Two Minute Drill pitch competition, and because of the tie, event organizers awarded both companies $5,000 each in cash prizes.    Crimson Medical ...

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INL researching machine learning for infrastructure utilization  (access required)

Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are using machine learning to teach computers how to recognize utility infrastructure from photographs, including satellite imagery. The project came about to answer a need, said Shiloh Elliott, a modeling and simulation scientist at INL. ...

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Hackfort returns with emerging tech, industry challenges  (access required)

Innovators, cybersecurity, data science, new technology and more converged at Hackfort, a sub-fort of Treefort, in a four-day conference following last year’s postponement. Event sponsor VYNYL a custom software developer, has been a part of Hackfort for the past five years. Nick Crabbs, partner and chief community officer, deemed the 2021 Treefort the safest he has ever been a part ...

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Stukent to add jobs with private equity investment  (access required)

Education technology company Stukent, based out of Idaho Falls, has received an investment from Tritium Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Utah and Texas, to grow its resources. Stukent founder and CEO Stuart Draper said he could not disclose the amount ...

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Students compete in challenge to build cybersecurity ventures  (access required)

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Teams of higher-education students from across Idaho will compete for more than $30,000 in the inaugural Cybersecurity Entrepreneurship Challenge (CEC) in October, dubbed Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Participants in the challenge will choose a problem statement provided by industry partners to Boise State University’s Institute for ...

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Transportation representatives, partners cut ribbon for new electric buses  (access required)

Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has added four electric-powered buses to its Boise routes, and, during a mid-September ribbon-cutting event, hinted more are likely to come, and not just in Boise. City officials like Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and City Council ...

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