Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Participants sought for alliance’s Startup Fundamentals program, Emerson Ecologics appoints medical advisory board … and more
Heather LaDue has been named the new executive director of professional programs and partnerships at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. LaDue, who has more than 20 years of workforce partnership development experience, most recently was director of strategic partnerships at Southern New Hampshire University. In addition, LaDue is chair of TechWomen|Tech Girls, a New Hampshire Tech Alliance initiative.

North Country Healthcare and its affiliate organizations have completed their transition Meditech Expanse, a web-based enterprise health record, or EHR. “This significant investment will serve as a firm foundation for our patients and healthcare providers for years to come,” said Tom Mee, NCH’s CEO. He said anticipated benefits include more face-to-face time between provider and patient; a decrease in time required for providers to navigate numerous health records; improved care coordination; and providing a single patient portal for all NCH affiliates, which include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster and Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook.

Interware Development of Amherst recently was presented with the Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award by the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force for its commitment to supporting working families. In May, Interware implemented a lactation policy, created a private lactation room and committed to supporting nursing families in the workplace. The award recognizes workplaces for their family-friendly practices and policies.

The New Hampshire Tech Alliance has started a new year of its free Startup Fundamentals program for New Hampshire tech startup founders. The four-week curriculum provides instruction in many aspects of building a startup, including evaluating ideas, business models, value propositions, product/market fit, customers, revenue models, financing, pitching and more. The program meets online Monday evenings and is open to anyone in the state.

Individuals currently working on tech startups that are somewhere between the idea stage to pre-launch are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 5, via the NH Tech Alliance site.

New England College’s esports club. launched in October 2018, has earned a sponsorship by HyperX, the largest independent manufacturer of computer memory and high-performance gaming components and sponsor of both the Collegiate Starleague and professional esports teams such as Cloud9 and Team Liquid. According to Appleton, college esports teams do not typically receive sponsorships and HyperX only supports a select group of college teams.

“This support means a great deal to our team,” Appleton said. “Our club’s early competitive achievements and success in attracting this sponsorship reinforces everything we have worked for.” Under the deal, NEC’s esports club will exclusively use HyperX’s gaming peripherals: keyboards, wrist rests, headsets, microphones, memory cards, mice and mouse pads.

BAE Systems has been awarded an $8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop mixed-signal electronics designed to help soldiers survive in the field. The electronics are being designed to enhance Department of Defense applications for communications, radar and precision sensors, the company said.

As part of the contract, BAE Systems FAST Labs research and development team will design and develop wafer-scale technology on a silicon foundry platform that can enable U.S.-based production of next-generation electronics. Work for the contract will be completed at the company’s facilities in Merrimack, NH; Lexington, Mass.; and Manassas, Va.

HydroComp Inc., a Durham-based provider of hydrodynamic software and consulting services for marine professionals, has unveiled a new brand mark and product icons. “The previous logo and brand no longer resonated with our decades-long advancement of quality research and development,” said Managing Director Jill Aaron. “Our continuing growth in underwater radiated noise and submersibles is a strategic pivot in our future direction.:

Manchester-based Emerson Ecologics, a provider of products and solutions for integrative health professionals, has announced the formation of a medical advisory board. Initial appointees are: Dr. David L. Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center; Dr. Robert Sheeler, a family medicine physician who practiced at Mayo Clinic for over 20 years; Dr. Josh Axe, a doctor of chiropractic and certified doctor of natural medicine and a clinical nutritionist; Dr. Amy Bader, a doctor of naturopathic medicine; Dr. David Touhill, a doctor of chiropractic who has developed marketing strategies for several fast-growing health brands; and Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, and vice president of medical education at Emerson.

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