Swedish electric car company Polestar to open Scottsdale showroom; Nikola Motor Company and CNH Industrial join forces on electrifying partnership; Salt River Project demolishes Navajo Generating Station power block; Meet the startups working to make Arizona an electric vehicle hub! Leading the way in this sector are Lucid Motors, Zero Electric Vehicles, battery manufacturer Li-Cycle, EV parts producer UACJ Whitehall, Mesa EV startup Atlis Motors, lithium-ion battery building startup EnPower, Tempe-based ZEV; Nancy Selover, professor in Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, shares insight with KJZZ in an exclusive interview to discuss drought and urban heat islands; and more.
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The summer of 2021 is leading the record books for businesses relocating to Arizona, including semiconductor manufacturers, electric car makers and many other tech companies. While most relocations and expansions are happening in the Valley, Northern Arizona is also attracting companies. Major companies like Intel, Raytheon, Benchmark Electronics and numerous others are driving these advancements in the state, he added, along with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.
For the third consecutive year, ASU is in the top 10 for U.S. patents issued to U.S. universities—and 11th worldwide—according to an annual ranking of the top universities by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. In 2020, ASU was issued 140 U.S. patents, up from 137 the previous year, a total that ties with the University of Florida and puts ASU just one spot behind Harvard.
Two associate professors at Arizona State University are leading the exploration of sex-targeted drug delivery for traumatic brain injury. The five-year, $2.5-million project funded by the NIH will improve the understandings of sex differences in traumatic brain injury to help design nanoparticle delivery systems for more effective treatments.
As robotics technology advances, robots will help with a variety of tasks, even supporting people to navigate the challenges of aging. One Arizona State University project aims to develop robots to assist older adults with dementia and their caregivers. The work is supported by the Zimin Foundation as one of four proposals selected for funding within the Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities at ASU. This partnership aids research projects that facilitate the integration of smart-city technology, specifically concerning infrastructure, transportation, resource efficiency, health, security and more.
It’s amazing what happens when you set a goal. At the turn of the century, Arizona was still largely about the five Cs. Now, the Grand Canyon state is quickly gaining a reputation as a world-class technology hub. Arizona is now home to big-name bioscience organizations, and many health care institutions are pioneering the future of life sciences in treatment and research. If that isn’t enough, the state’s universities are also making breathtaking advancements and shaping the future of the industry.
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QS World University Rankings has released its list of more than 300 of the top universities in the United States, with Arizona State University moving up nearly 30 spots to No. 62 from last year’s position at No. 91. ASU also ranked No. 1 in the state, ahead of both Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.
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Arizona Public Service launches Going Green + Going Smart Program; Arizona State University partners with Starbucks on new research and rapid innovation facility; Life365 continues to build upon its Hospital@Home product offering with Eat Fit Go partnership; Netrality ranked among top five USA data centers; Tech Parks Arizona continues to break ground on The Refinery; Intel Corporation announces its new chief diversity and inclusion officer; iSolved acquires workplace giving and volunteer platform Givful; The University of Arizona establishes a new research institute with French center to solve global challenges; CellTrust has been selected by Leverage Financial Advisory for compliant text capture and archive; Panasonic to buy supply-chain software provider BlueYonder for $7.1 billion; and more.