Tech Tidbits From Across New Hampshire
GE Aviation completes testing of turboschaft engine prototype, NHIRC announces December SBIR/STTR seminars ... and more
GE Aviation successfully completed testing a T901-GE-900 turboshaft engine prototype in support of the United States Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), proving that the GE T901 engine is ready for the ITEP engineering and manufacturing development phase. The T901 engine tests were conducted over the span of six months and verified growth margin to meet future ITEP power requirements. GE's T901 turboshaft design, manufacturing, assembly and test were supported by the Hooksett, NH location among several other GE manufacturing plants around the country.
Medicus Healthcare Solutions in Windham is seeking an IT intern. The paid position consists of assisting the junior systems administrator with daily tasks including system imaging and deployment, new hire desk setups, desk moves, ticket escalations, hands-on troubleshooting tasks and more. The position requires 16-20 hours per week with 40 hours per week availability during the summer. For more information, click here.
Last week, the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SEIC) voted to recommend a FirstNet opt-out for the State of New Hampshire. Gov. Chris Sununu issued a statement thanking the SEIC for their work and said he would “carefully review their recommendation and reach a decision in the near future.”
The NH High Technology Council’s 12th annual Product of the Year awards program will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. The award honors outstanding innovations by New Hampshire’s high tech companies. Pilot Innovations,iCAD Inc., Crane Currency, Wagz Inc.and Vybe Software LLC will compete for the top prize, with audience voting as well. To learn more about the products and to register for the event, click here.
The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center, located at UNH, will hold three seminars in December to help businesses navigate applying for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant. SBIR/STTR expert Michael Kurek, Ph.D., of the consulting firm BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting will lead the sessions on these programs that provide $2.5 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small businesses annually.
- SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation – Focus on DOD/DOE: Learn how to craft a competitive proposal to meet the mission and requirements of the Dept. of Defense and Dept. of Energy.
- SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation – Focus on NIH: Learn how to craft a competitive proposal to meet the mission and requirements of the National Institutes of Health.
- SBIR/STTR 101: Commercialization Planning for SBIR-Stage Companies: Learn how to develop a credible commercialization plan for newly-developed technology and how federal funding through the SBIR/STTR programs can be a valuable part of the process.
The John Flatley Company is still accepting applications for the 6th Annual Flatley Challenge, a tech startup competition that provides winners with a year of free rent for up to 5,000 square feet of office and/or lab space at the Nashua Technology Park and/or Nashua Office Park at Gateway Hills and up to $10,000 in fit-up, connectivity and related costs. Interested candidates may apply online athttp://www.gateway‐hills.com/flatley‐challenge/. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Any questions about the Flatley Challenge should be directed to Kathleen McLaughlin, marketing manager for the John Flatley Company, at 603-598‐7500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wolfeboro Web Geeks will convene at Wolfe’s Tavern at the Wolfeboro Inn on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss all things web related. The evening will start with lightening talks and move on to member questions. Bring your laptop or tablet to demonstrate your findings or search for new methodologies. To register, click here.
UNH’s Paul College will host its 4th Annual Digital Marketing Symposium on Friday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Durham campus. This year’s symposium will include presenters from Hubspot, Hootsuite, PixelMedia and other digital media firms to discuss the power of content marketing, enhancing customer engagement, crafting a digital analytics strategy and other topics. To register, click here.
Alpha Loft will host a Lunch & Learn on patent and trademark considerations on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at its new Manchester location at 1087 Elm St., 2nd Floor. IP attorneys Bill O'Sullivan and Brian Thomas will lead the presentation of what matters most for startups. To register, click here.
The NH High Tech Council will hold its annual Entrepreneur Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at FIRST in Manchester. In front of a live audience, companies will present their business challenge to a panel of industry experts and receive board-level and executive advice on how to best address it. In addition to the presentations, the event will include a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and time for networking. Click here for more details.
U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues last week in calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon efforts to lower standards for broadband connectivity for people in New Hampshire and across the nation. Under current policy, the FCC provides that Americans need access to both mobile services and fixed broadband services. While mobile technology may one day support the same functions as fixed broadband service, that is not the case today, says Hassan’s office. The FCC has signaled potential changes that could deem mobile-only service sufficient for communities across the nation and affect millions of Americans’ broadband access. The full text of the letter can be found here.
Best College Reviews has named Southern New Hampshire University among the top 15 bachelor’s in internet marketing degree programs for 2017-2018. The rankings were created using the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator database, looking at tuition, customization options and wow factor.