COLLIN COLLEGE, TWU TEAM FOR CULINOLOGY PROGRAM; TOYOTA IN TALKS TO BUY ROBOTICS COMPANIES; DALLAS MOVES UP IN SMART CITY RANKINGS
Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:
Collin College announced this week that it is partnering with Texas Woman’s University on a new agreement for students to transfer into TWU’s Culinology program, which is the first degree program in the state to meld culinary arts and food science. The transfer agreement allows students who graduate from Collin College with an associate of applied science in culinary arts degree to continue their studies in TWU’s Culinology program. More about this agreement can be found here.
Toyota Motor Corp. might soon acquire two Alphabet-owned robotics companies named Boston Dynamics and Schaft. If the purchase is made, it will ramp up Toyota’s robotics division, which already has nursing care and medical robots in development. The Toyota Research Institute, which was launched in January, has a $1 billion budget for research and development for the next five years. The Dallas Business Journal has more about the possible purchase.
According to the Global Cities Outlook on the 2016 A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index, Dallas has moved up nine spots to No. 20 in ranking of cities based on personal well-being, economics, innovation, and governance. The A.T. Kearney rankings are meant to show growth of cities around the world and forecast what cities will be “smart” cities of the future. Read more about the index and see where other cities ranked.
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