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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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INL’s Rory Kennedy named American Nuclear Society fellow

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Dr. Rory Kennedy, director of the Nuclear Science User Facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory, has been named a Fellow by the American Nuclear Society. He will be recognized for the honor at the ANS 2020 Virtual Winter Meeting, Nov. ...

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Idaho is top pick for Energy Department nuclear test reactor

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government said Thursday that Idaho is its preferred choice ahead of Tennessee for a test reactor to be built as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing ...

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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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Look up! SpaceX capsule, 4 astronauts reach space station

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring. The Dragon capsule pulled up and docked late Monday night, following a 27-hour, completely automated flight ...

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John Wagner named director of Idaho National Laboratory

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Battelle Energy Alliance’s Board of Managers has announced that John Wagner, Ph.D., will be the next director of Idaho National Laboratory. BEA manages and operates the laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.Wagner will begin his new role on Dec. ...

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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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How the real estate industry is using drone mapping

Year to year, the evolution of computer technology can be staggering. In most cases, the advancements cause disruption — and opportunity — in every industry. In real estate, one such disruption is caused by drones, which have become an extremely effective ...

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