Research Triangle Park News
"Designing the Future” Architect Summit Draws International Press Attention
In May, some of the world’s influential architects visited RTP. Their visit was noticed – internationally.
Designing the Future: Top Architects Answer the Call of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park
Some of the top architects, designers and planners in the world are traveling to the heart of North Carolina on a mission for one of our nation’s most iconic institutions – the Research Triangle Park.
The Research Triangle Park was built in the 1950s out of the goodwill of three research universities – Duke, NC State and UNC – and has been an engine for continued growth. Multinational companies such as IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, NetApp, Avaya, EMC, and others call RTP home. Prosperity and success have become closely associated with the brand.
The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina has elected two new members to its Board of Directors; Jack Cecil, the President of Biltmore Farms, LLC , and Kimberly Jenkins, serial entrepreneur and Program Director for the Duke in Silicon Valley initiative.
Both Cecil and Jenkins were chosen for their thoughtful approach to statewide leadership and extensive knowledge of the entrepreneurial community. As members of the Foundation Board, Cecil and Jenkins will play critical roles in the physical redevelopment of the Research Triangle Park.
Tuesday’s “180 degrees: Entrepreneurship in the Triangle” event was more than a show-and-tell for its big-name attendees, which included the likes of IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).
Just ask Research Triangle Foundation CEO Bob Geolas, who intimated the opportunity for entrepreneurs to be part of the ongoing change at RTP.
Research Triangle Park—Biogen Idec has been announced as an N.C. Department of Labor certified Carolina Star Program participant, at their location in RTP. Cherie Berry, the State Labor Commissioner recently attended the ceremony at the companies RTP location on Feb. 19th to present company officials with the Carolina Star flag.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Warren S. Perkins has, former president of the Association of American Textile Chemists and Colorists, has been elected by the Association's Board of Directors as Treasurer. This five-year volunteer position was most recently filled by Charles E. Gavin, III.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced an expansion of their commitment to clinical trial transparency. Through the AllTrials campaign, GSK announced that they would be publically registering clinical trials, and the disclosure of the results of these trials, along with clinical study reports (CSRs). The goal of the AllTrials campaign is to drive widespread scientific understanding.
On Jan. 29, Biogen Idec received a 2013 Facility of the Year Award for its its flexible volume manufacturing (FVM) project -- which is associated with its campus in the Research Triangle Park. This will be the second Facility of the Year Award that BIogen Idec RTP has won -- in 2010, the company took away the "Operational Excellence" award for its large-scale manufacturing (LSM) facility.
The winning projects for 2013 were selected from 27 well-qualified entries and are located in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.