Tech Tidbits From Across NH

Another honor for Hypertherm … and more


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Milford-based Cirtronics is a Gold Sponsor, and participant in Xconomy’s March 31 Robo Madness forum in Boston.

The forum will explore the future of robotics and the roles the region’s tech industry can play in bringing new generations of technology to realization.

From medical robotics to consumer products, robotics is playing an increasingly important and familiar role in technologically advanced cultures.

“Supporting this revolutionary technology continues to be exciting for us,” said David Patterson, chief operating officer of Cirtronics. “We rely on our innovation as well as our core competencies to best serve our robotics customers.”

 

Hypertherm, a Hanover-based manufacturer of plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, has named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute.

It was the second straight year the company has earned the honor.

The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes organizations for having a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.

Hypertherm is one of 131 companies from around the world selected to this year’s list, and one of only two companies in the Machine Tools & Accessories sector.

 

SymQuest Group Inc., the Vermont-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, has acquired Office Systems.

Based in Plattsburgh and Watertown, N.Y., Office Systems is a provider of digital office solutions including copiers, document imaging, and printers.

 

The Laconia School District has selected FirstLight

Fiber as its Internet provider. FirstLight will also provide voice services to most of the facilities located in the school district.

 

The NH Science and Engineering Expo, New Hampshire’s largest high school science competition, will take place on Thursday, March 17, at NHTI, Concord’s Community College.

The Expo will include students preparing exhibits, demonstrating their knowledge, and presenting their research in a variety of fields and disciplines, including environmental science, mathematics, behavioral science and biochemistry, among others.

For more information, visit nhsee.org.

 

Manchester-based Wasabi Ventures has launched the Wasabi Ventures Academy, aimed at giving individuals a firsthand experience in the startup and venture capital world.

The program offers fundamental lessons that build successful individuals and startups, with a series of courses designed to offer an overview of the startup world from successful entrepreneurs.

Successful students may be chosen to become entrepreneurs-in-residence, Wasabi Ventures analysts or WV Portfolio partners, among other roles, the firm said.

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