Feb. 21, 2013 8:30 am
Bert Vogelstein: Hopkins professor wins one of first 11 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences worth $3M each
Bert Vogelstein. Photo courtesy of the JHU Hub. Dr. Bert Vogelstein of Johns Hopkins University is one of 11 scientists to receive one of the first-ever Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences awards, reports the New York Times. At $3 million, the cash amount, which each of the 11 recipients will receive, is more than double what [...]
Feb. 19, 2013 10:00 am
Baltimore Food Hub: $10M campus for food-related businesses, job training planned to open fall 2014 in East Baltimore [DEVELOPMENT]
An ambitious $10 million plan from a group of stakeholders looks to develop two main sites for a community food entrepreneurship campus just north of Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in East Baltimore, and to have construction completed and programming and incubation for food-related businesses in place by fall 2014. The effort, called the Baltimore Food [...]
Feb. 18, 2013 9:30 am
Canton-based startup Localist, the calendar platform that integrates universities online calendars with social media to drive website traffic, is announcing two new versions of its platform today for such smaller organizations as news sites, restaurants and nonprofits.
Feb. 13, 2013 9:00 am
Health care analytics startup Magpie Sensing, which monitors the temperature of refrigerators used by doctors and medical researchers to keep reagents, human tissue samples and vaccines cold, has received $75,000 from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation.
Feb. 7, 2013 9:00 am
A report released by the Brookings Institution reveals that the number of patents granted to companies in the Baltimore region was flat over the previous decade, compared with an increase of 60 percent in the number of patents issued across the U.S., reports the Baltimore Sun.
Jan. 24, 2013 11:00 am
Over the next few years, companies will start hiring social media personnel specifically to oversee digital asset management systems, said Gus Sentementes, the audience engagement manager for Johns Hopkins University (and former Baltimore Sun reporter). The reason? ”I just need tons of photos every day,” he said. That’s to feed a hungry online audience that big brands are [...]
Jan. 23, 2013 9:00 am
Kickstarter of the Week is a regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation Kickstarter campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support. This week’s project comes from Indiegogo. See other Kickstarters of the Week here. Twenty-five bucks seems like a lot of scrilla for a custom condom, but we promise it’s for a good cause. SoTheyCanKnow.org is a website [...]
Dec. 7, 2012 11:14 am
Localist was highlighted by the Huffington Post as one of “four companies bringing higher education to mobile devices.” A Canton-based startup founded in 2010, Localist drives traffic to universities’ online calendar systems by integrating them with social media, clearing out duplicate event entries and allowing students to read universities’ online calendars on the go thanks [...]
Dec. 7, 2012 10:30 am
Johns Hopkins University will invest $10 million over the next five years in businesses and improvement projects in proximate neighborhoods to its Homewood Campus in Charles Village, reports the Baltimore Business Journal. The funding is one element of the Homewood Community Partners Initiative, launched by Hopkins in 2011.
Dec. 7, 2012 8:30 am
STEM employment ‘has outpaced job gains across all occupations by a ratio of 27 to 1′ since 2000 [GRAPH]
The number of jobs that have opened up in STEM fields since 2000 “has outpaced job gains across all occupations by a ratio of 27 to 1,” reports PandoDaily. That finding comes from a new report — “Technology Works: High-Tech Employment and Wages in the United States“ — jointly published by Engine Advocacy and the Bay [...]