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#TechstarsATL: Get to Know 2ULaundry

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Techstars Atlanta is presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises and is part of a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Applications for the 2017 program’s 10 coveted spots came from 41 countries around the globe. 2ULaundry is one of the participants.

Barclays | Venture Debt: A Platform for Growth

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Some 50 fintech entrepreneurs gathered for breakfast at the Shoreditch headquarters of Rise, Europe’s largest fintech workspace, to hear how the bank’s funding platforms can help their companies make the move from start-up to tech star.

VIDEO | Progressive and Forward-looking, Energy-intensive Companies are Looking to Technology to Make Them Compliant with the Paris Agreement

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Managing Director of WBCSD’s Natural Capital Area, Maria Mendiluce, speaks to We Mean Business about the Paris Agreement and what companies are doing to take action.

Learn more at www.wbcsd.org

Sappi North America's Release Business Continues Innovation with First-of-its-Kind Microtexture

How the shark skin-inspired Neoterix ST casting and release paper can transform surfaces
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Through a partnership with Sharklet Technologies Inc. we are taking Ultracast to an entirely new application space—instead of aesthetic textures, the patterns used are functional. While invisible to the human eye, the microscopic Sharklet™ texture imparts the unique ability to inhibit bacterial growth. On traditional antimicrobial surfaces, chemicals are used to kill bacteria.

Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades Help Keep Chesapeake Bay Clean

Advancements to Cox Creek facility to reduce millions of pounds of pollution annually
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Anne Arundel County leadership in Maryland recently celebrated the successful completion of upgrades to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways.

The facility began processing wastewater earlier this month, improving the quality of water that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay. Black & Veatch is providing construction management and inspection services on the ongoing project, including design review, project controls and budget and schedule management.

Gaming for Infrastructure

Using online games to help prepare public-private partnerships to succeed
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On the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) blog, Tetra Tech’s Nilmini Rubin and Jennifer Hara discuss the benefits of practice sessions for public-private partnerships teams tasked with addressing complex infrastructure issues. Nilmini and Jennifer discuss the applications of multiplayer simulations across multiple sectors, allowing teams to try out approaches and see challenges from partners’ viewpoints.

Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

The LAA, LULAC and Cox Enterprises Partner to Bridge the Digital Divide with Unveiling of EHAT Technology Center in Atlanta

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ATLANTA, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/– Yesterday, the Latin American Association (LAA), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Cox Enterprises partnered to bridge the digital divide in the Hispanic community by opening a new Technology Center in Atlanta. The new technology center is part of LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology (EHAT) initiative which ensures Hispanic communities have access to dependable technology and useful resources that will empower them to succeed.

Lockheed Martin Will Build New Space Instrument Focused on Vegetation Health and Carbon Monitoring

GeoCARB Expands Company’s Experience in Both Earth-Monitoring and Hosted Payloads
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PALO ALTO, Calif., August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Scientists will get a better understanding of our planet’s carbon cycle and vegetation health through a first-of-a-kind NASA instrument built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB) mission will use an advanced infrared spectrograph hosted on a commercial geosynchronous satellite. The project is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Berrien Moore at the University of Oklahoma.

Cyber-Defenders in the New Battle to Protect Big, Connected Machines

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Each morning, Katie Pehrson checks her smartphone, puts on her smartwatch and starts her day. As she shuts the door behind her, her thermostat adjusts to save energy while she’s gone. She leaves home with the peace of mind provided by her smart security system and smart smoke detector, both of which notify her smartphone if any problems arise while she is at work. Smart, right?

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