PUDDLE HOPS: FlyOhio participates in NASA program | Tangoe moves to Indy

FlyOhio selected for NASA campaign

COLUMBUS, OH–FlyOhio, a collaboration of public, private and academic institutions led by DriveOhio’s advanced air mobility (AAM) group, has been selected to participate in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign.

Tangoe moves to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN–Information technology company Tangoe has chosen Indianapolis for its global headquarters. The move comes three years after its acquisition of Indy-based MOBI, a firm that helps companies manage and analyze mobile devices.

Autonomous delivery in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA–Governor Kevin Stitt signed a law that will allow small autonomous vehicles delivering packages to operate primarily on sidewalks and crossways. Both FedEx and Amazon have already begun doing this in other states.

Space Tech in the bluegrass

LEXINGTON, KY–In the Bluegrass state, Space Tango has a Mission Operations Center and an office with 24-hour data and audiovisual access to the astronauts on the International Space Station. Read Louisville Future’s interview with Kris Kimel, Space Tango’s co-founder, about how the company is set on creating a new global market 250 miles in low Earth orbit.

More efficient desalination

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN–Purdue University engineers have developed a variant of the process for making fresh water out of seawater. Called “batch reverse osmosis,” the process promises better energy efficiency, longer-lasting equipment and the ability to process water of much higher salinity.

Transportation research 

LINCOLN, NE–The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is part of a team of surface transportation research organizations led by ENSCO, Inc., that was recently awarded a $571 million contract by the Federal Railroad Administration. The team will provide research, testing, engineering and training services at the Transportation Technology Center.

Geospatial ecosystem event

ST. LOUIS, MO—Cortex, T-REX, and GeoFutures created The GeoInnovation National Speaker Series to bring together national thought leaders on the fast-growing geospatial ecosystem in the St. Louis region. The next event, on June 2 at 2:00PM Central Time, will examine how the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is evolving its relationships with industry to keep the nation secure. You can register here.

What’s powering the tech sector in Madison?

MADISON, WI–The strong growth of Madison’s tech sector, powered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is drawing attention nationwide. Read about how the university drives that innovation and entrepreneurship.