October 4, 2022

Technology/Innovation

Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation opens in Pasco County

Built on what used to be a Pasco County cow pasture, the $70-million Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation opened this school year, ushering in a new era of what used to be called a technical high school. Kirkland's curriculum still features all the traditional trades, such as automotive maintenance and welding, but it also includes classes in cybersecurity, computer science, biomedical sciences, digital media, engineering and robotics. Read more »
Published on 9/30/2022

Miami-based fintech company Pipe reaches $2 billion valuation

While companies usually sell equity or take out loans to fund growth, Miami-based Pipe makes recurring revenue streams tradable for small businesses or startups by treating the revenue streams as an asset companies can sell to investors for instant cash. Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

BellaBots robot waiters are here to take your orders

A Pensacola restaurant has found a futuristic way to overcome staffing shortages that continue to challenge the nation's restaurants. Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Florida's new Secretary of the Department of Management Services to oversee state's IT infrastructure

Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security official Pedro Allende has been appointed Florida's new Secretary of the Department of Management Services, which is tasked with overseeing cyber-security for state government and administering tens of millions of dollars in new funding for government cyber-resiliency programs. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2022

NASA - Artemis I livestream

FloridaTrend.com/ArtemisFor additional stories and updates, or to read more about the contributions of Florida's institutions of higher learning to the space industry. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2022

A New Mission Boosts the Economy

At least 130 Florida companies and an array of university researchers across the state have a role in Artemis. Read more »
Published on 8/25/2022

Engineer designs first smart cushion with sensors for better wheelchair user experience

Tim Balz initially wasn't a good student in high school. He was told he wouldn't go to college. But he had one teacher who believed in him. That teacher introduced Balz to engineering through robotics, and Balz captained the team in his Plainville, Ind., high school. “Engineers have so much power to change so many lives. I knew then it was the best career I could think of to change the world,” he says. Read more »
Published on 8/25/2022

Florida universities, students at forefront of new era of space exploration

As NASA pursues its next moonshot, the agency is also partnering with academia to help address technology gaps. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2022

Brevard expects 100,000 tourists for Artemis 1 launch, “I think we are in for a really great ride.”

Some 100,000 tourists are expected to flood into the area when the new unmanned mission goes up. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2022

Smartphones push consumers to prefer unique, tailored products

Personalized wine lists. Tailored clothing options. Unique experiences just for you. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2022

UF researchers develop tool to predict complications during surgery

Every year, approximately 15 million Americans undergo some sort of surgery, and nearly one-third develop a complication. Each adverse event can add up to $11,000 in health care costs and exact a physical and emotional toll on the patient. But a promising AI tool being developed by researchers at the University of Florida could help doctors better forecast how patients will do before they even go under the knife. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2022

Cyber advancements in Florida

Florida's organized efforts to combat cyber-crime are still less than a decade old. In 2014, the state launched the Florida Center for Cybersecurity to coordinate education and research efforts, recognizing not only the rising tide of online crimes, but a vast shortage of trained professionals to combat cyber-attacks, ransomware, identity theft and manipulation of government systems that control everything from cities' water supply to public coffers. Since then, Florida has built its cyber capabilities, but as in most anti-crime efforts, it doesn't take much for the bad characters to gain an advantage. Here's a snapshot of where cyber-crime fighting in Florida stands. Read more »
Published on 8/10/2022

How Florida researchers are using UF's supercomputer

High-impact research is in full swing on UF's HiPerGator ?— one of the smartest machines in the world... Read more »
Published on 7/25/2022

UF's Gator MOMiter helps doctors to better communicate with mothers after they've given birth

To help physicians better communicate with patients, the UF Department of Medicine's Obstetrics and Gynecology Department has developed a phone app called Gator MOMiter... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Couple's nausea-easing candies are infused with natural oils - including CBD

Tracy Ernst got the idea for her nausea-easing candies after seeing a friend with cancer battle the side effects of chemotherapy. An avid cyclist, she was riding solo one day when an image of the friend came to mind. She says she later received a “divine message to make hard candies with essential oils.” Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Scripps Safe plans to boost its workforce and is exploring a move to go public

Scripps Safe, a Naples company that provides security for narcotics storage, transportation and dispensing, plans to boost its workforce from six to 40 this year and is exploring a move to go public. The company makes safes, vaults, smart locks, inventory tracking software and also offers consulting services for the health care industry... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Kiwibot aims to expand its fleet of robots by 1,200

Kiwibot, a robotic delivery service startup founded in Colombia and now headquartered in Miami, closed a $20-million contract with Sodexo, a Fortune 500 food services company... Read more »
Published on 5/19/2022

As business screeched to a halt during pandemic, two entrepreneur brothers shifted from car sharing to insurance

As they were growing up, a career in technology was never in the picture for Matthew and Michael Vega-Sanz, 26-year-old twins now running one of Miami's hottest tech startups. Read more »
Published on 5/12/2022

When it comes to cars, how fast can Florida really go electric?

Sales of electric vehicles are growing in Florida, but EVs still amount to less than 1% of registered vehicles, cost about a third more than gas cars, and charging stations are far from universal. How fast can Florida really go electric? Read more »
Published on 5/9/2022

A one-stop shop for boat buyers

INNOVATION One-stop shop for boat buyers Entrepreneurs Bryan Lenett of Hallandale Beach and Michael Muchnick of Aventura founded TreatMD, a telemedicine company later acquired by GlobalMed. Both boaters, they launched... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2022

April is Tech Month in Miami

INNOVATION Tech Time April is the inaugural Miami Tech Month, with dozens of conferences and events on the calendar. The eMerge Americas tech conference, launched by tech pioneer Manny Medina... Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

Building designers create panels that resemble stone, brick or marble with a versatile lightweight concrete

INNOVATION Versatile Concrete In the last few years, Jacksonville-based prefabricated concrete company Gate Precast has experimented with a versatile lightweight architectural concrete layer. Designers can create concrete panels that resemble... Read more »
Published on 4/19/2022

Akron Bio expands gene therapy, vaccine production with new Sarasota facility

Akron Bio has opened a state-of-the-art plasmid DNA manufacturing facility. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

FSU alum Joshua Esnard won a $300K partnership deal with Shark Tank investor

INNOVATION A Cut Above Florida State University alumnus Joshua Esnard, inventor of The Cut Buddy, a hair and beard grooming device, recently reached a $300,000 investment partnership deal from ABC’s... Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

Shrimp cocktail

Growing up in a Chicago suburb, Chris Daniels was always entrepreneurial. At 16, he acquired a hand-me-down truck and started Mulch Maniacs, employing his football-player friends. By the time he graduated high school, he had sold that business to another Chicago area landscaping company, using the proceeds to help pay for college. Read more »
Published on 4/12/2022

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