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Smart Columbus looking app developers with hackathon | Columbus Monthly

Hackathon will engage residents and entrepreneurs in creative effort to make city safer, more efficient.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital reports new highs in tech licensing deals and income from 2017 | Columbus Business First

The hospital executed 18 licenses or options on its technology, compared with 12 in 2016 and nine in each of the... View Article

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Smart Columbus picks local company to build central data hub | Columbus Business First

Pillar Technology will build the operating system underlying the interconnected transit and transportation projects.

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Smart Columbus projects poised to shake up logistics | Columbus CEO

Truck platooning, electronically connected vehicles and other projects are in the works.

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How U.S. special forces get their armored pickups from Battelle | Popular Mechanics

In 2016, Battelle won a $170 million contract from U.S. Special Operations Command to build up to 556 Non-Standard Commercial... View Article

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Company picked to oversee Route 33 driverless vehicle program | Columbus Business First

That will mean equipping 1,200 vehicles with connected vehicle technology, installing smart traffic signals and roadside devices as well as... View Article

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Billion-dollar sales in reach for data-powered startup Root, VC investor says | Columbus Business First

“I absolutely think this company has incredible potential—something like a unicorn would be well within range,” said Elliot Geidt, partner... View Article

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Ohio State spinoff raises $2M toward building better robotics gear | Columbus Business First

Circular Wave Drive is working toward mass production of lower-cost, more durable gear for industrial robots.

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Root’s $51M funding round is one of the largest raised by an Ohio tech startup | VentureBeat

Root Insurance claims to be “the first car insurance company to incorporate individual driving behavior in every quote.”

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Rapchat: The rap app of the future is here | Midwest Startups

Described as Snapchat meets Instagram but for rap, the app developed by two Columbus-based founders allows users to record and... View Article