CCALS Partner Initiatives
The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted urgent problems with pharmaceutical sourcing and manufacture. With drugs and medical supplies in short supply during spikes, logistics and supply chain have become familiar terms. … It’s not surprising, then, that the Richmond Technology Council awarded the Outstanding Collaboration in Tech Award to Phlow USA & VCU Engineering’s Medicines for All (M4ALL) Institute last month.
CCALS is excited to be a part of this groundbreaking effort.
Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed legislation to establish the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA) in an effort to boost the state’s technology aspirations.
Virginia’s container-on-barge traffic has increased in response to grocery demand during the Coronavirus pandemic. Efficient route management is crucial to successfully moving this traffic. (See Route Analysis Tools Benefit the Commonwealth)
Volume at the Port of Virginia’s inland port in Richmond has jumped this year because it serves BCOs who have thrived during the pandemic amid limited restaurant options and a rise in e-commerce orders.
Longtime CCALS partner University of Virginia is a key member of this important initiative.
Last week U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-Westwood), Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland) submitted to the House Rules Committee an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to help bolster cyber security efforts nationwide.
Virginia received high rankings for its digital strength and programs in this year’s state rankings by Business Facilities magazine.
As part of UVA’s Lifetime Learning podcast series, CCALS Chair Pam Norris shares how important it is to bring diversity and differences of perspective to innovation in the ongoing challenges facing society today.
Barbara Boyan, the dean of Virginia Commonwealth’s University’s College of Engineering, and CCALS immediate past chair, will serve on the board of directors of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority.
In this unprecedented year, the movement to end systemic racism has garnered substantial momentum across American society. CCALS is committed to taking concrete steps in support of this goal.
The Petersburg Progress-Index reports that the U. S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced the Crater Planning District Commission will receive a $70,000 economic development grant award to be matched with $30,000 in Commission funds, to enable the Commission to continue important economic development initiatives in the region.
Moving goods through the Commonwealth is a challenge. But two University of Virginia graduate engineering students are working to develop route analysis tools for land and water that improve that process and benefit the industry.
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