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Autonomous vehicles will be here soon. What about the environmental consequences?

Jul. 27, 2021 4:17 pm

Autonomous vehicles will be here soon. What about the environmental consequences?

Pittsburgh is a hub for AV development, and local companies are keeping sustainability in mind. But researchers and city officials still have concerns about the disruptive technology's unknowns.
Pittsburgh’s Argo AI could be the first to make its self-driving vehicles commercially available

Jul. 21, 2021 5:01 pm

Pittsburgh’s Argo AI could be the first to make its self-driving vehicles commercially available

The company's late-2021 product launch is a long time coming.
By bringing robotics and automation to vertical farming, Fifth Season is growing agtech innovation in Pittsburgh

Jul. 21, 2021 2:37 pm

By bringing robotics and automation to vertical farming, Fifth Season is growing agtech innovation in Pittsburgh

The South Side-headquartered company's 60,000-square-foot indoor farm in Braddock is optimizing crop growth to bring fresh greens to local communities: "We're hitting our growth spurt."
Why Pittsburgh ranks as a top market for job growth among smaller tech hubs

Jul. 20, 2021 2:34 pm

Why Pittsburgh ranks as a top market for job growth among smaller tech hubs

A new report placed Pittsburgh at #4 of smaller tech markets, as the city shows signs of tech talent growth that are expected to continue. CBRE's Jeremy Kronman explains what's driving the numbers.
Aurora will go public through a SPAC later this year. Here’s what that means

Jul. 16, 2021 4:01 pm

Aurora will go public through a SPAC later this year. Here’s what that means

The local unicorn will take Pittsburgh's autonomous driving sector public in advance of a planned 2023 product launch.
VC numbers for Q2 show big growth in national dealmaking, but Pittsburgh struggles to keep up

Jul. 14, 2021 1:56 pm

VC numbers for Q2 show big growth in national dealmaking, but Pittsburgh struggles to keep up

The new PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor showed that Pittsburgh had only 11 deals in the second quarter of 2021, indicating funding challenges for the region.
Amid Duolingo’s impending IPO, Pittsburgh tech leaders hope for increased wealth and community aspiration

Jul. 13, 2021 1:33 pm

Amid Duolingo’s impending IPO, Pittsburgh tech leaders hope for increased wealth and community aspiration

The recent S-1 filing from Pittsburgh's first unicorn has local tech leaders looking to new wealth as fuel for more angel investors and growth companies in the region.
Want to find the future of Pittsburgh manufacturing? Look to the robots

Jul. 12, 2021 12:05 pm

Want to find the future of Pittsburgh manufacturing? Look to the robots

Pittsburgh was once the manufacturing capital of the world. Now, the city’s growing status as an AI and robotics hub is transforming the industry.
OneValley brings an entrepreneurship platform and a new innovation center to Pittsburgh

Jul. 9, 2021 3:01 pm

OneValley brings an entrepreneurship platform and a new innovation center to Pittsburgh

OneValley is the latest company to see Pittsburgh as a rising tech hub coming out of the pandemic. With a Thursday event, it opened a new startup space in the Roundhouse at Hazelwood Green.
Agtech startup Bloomfield Robotics grows its smart camera technology for more sustainable farming

Jul. 7, 2021 4:11 pm

Agtech startup Bloomfield Robotics grows its smart camera technology for more sustainable farming

Recent grants, funding and awards are moving the company forward. CEO Mark DeSantis talks about its camera technology, called the FLASH.

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