Orlando Poised to Become Capital of Autonomous Vehicle Research

Posted by Michael Keller on Jun 3, 2019 2:34:11 PM

Autonomous vehicles represent the future of transportation. When they replace human drivers, the world will see far fewer accidents, less traffic congestion, lower emissions and other huge benefits.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Autonomous Connections

Innovative Collaboration Drives Orlando Regional Transportation Priorities

Posted by Justin Braun on May 10, 2019 9:13:12 AM

Transportation doesn’t start or stop at the county line. It impacts everyone. That’s especially true when the Orlando region is experiencing exponential growth. With more people on the roadways, regional and state transportation leaders are coming together and shifting their focus toward multimodal infrastructure solutions fueled by public-private partnerships with an emphasis on future-forward, big-picture thinking.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startup

Data That Heals: Orlando's Innovators Push Into Healthcare's Frontiers with High-Tech Advances

Posted by Michael Keller on May 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When Dr. Vanaja Ragavan began building a mobile device to quickly diagnose infectious diseases and other acute illnesses using sound waves, she didn’t expect to move to a different city.

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Topics: Medical Technology, Wellness Cloud, Entrepreneurship

Universal Orlando's Bill Davis on Attracting Talent with a Great Culture

Posted by C. J. Prince on May 1, 2019 1:49:39 PM

When unemployment is 3 percent and your company is surrounded by competitors eager to poach your best people, it isn’t enough to just pay well. You also have to maintain a reputation for being a stellar employer, according to Bill Davis, president and COO of Universal Orlando, the vacation destination that is home to three theme parks, six hotels and Universal CityWalk.

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Topics: Investor, Leisure and Hospitality, Workforce and Talent

Venture Capitalists Connect Orlando Startups with Seed Funds

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 30, 2019 2:29:35 PM

Orlando-based startup AireHealth took the $100,000 prize at the Rise of the Rest® pitch competition and earned its place among some of the country’s most innovative companies within the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund®. The company’s portable, connected nebulizer technology that could revolutionize patient care and drug delivery drew the judges’ attention due to its potential to “… positively impact 100 million people in the US who live with respiratory illness through a more proactive approach and patient engagement.”

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startup

Amazon Orlando Robotics Fulfillment Center Creates Jobs and Career Paths

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 25, 2019 11:57:16 AM

Less than eight months after Amazon’s Orlando Robotics Fulfillment Center in Lake Nona finished construction, the global e-commerce leader had already met its goal of hiring 1,500 employees. Within the 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center dedicated to handling smaller customer items, a synchronized ballet of humans and robots work side-by-side to fulfill customer orders and get packages to their destinations on time. The four-story flurry of fulfillment combines human intuition with artificial intelligence to create a collaborative, automated environment where employees are solely focused on tasks that require high judgement and awareness capabilities.

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Topics: New to Market, Distribution Center, Workforce and Talent, Inclusive

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