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News Roundup for May 18, 2016

By Innovate Pasadena Staff — May 18, 2016

In Case You Missed it!


Pasadena: An Innovation City First to Test App for Shared Parking

P3GM, the leading public-private smart city project developer, announced today an innovative partnership with the City of Pasadena to enhance parking opportunities in the City through a shared, peer-to-peer mobile solution. The unique program marks the first time any city has partnered with the private sector to help solve parking challenges through a shared economy solution. READ MORE


SAFCell Inc. Awarded Enhancement Grant From US Army

AFCell and UltraCell have commenced the design and fabrication of a 50 watt, propane-fueled power unit. SAFCell is working with the U.S. Army, oil and gas companies, and power system manufacturers to commercialize Solid Acid Fuel Cell systems. UltraCell designs and manufactures portable power systems to meet demanding military specifications. READ MORE


Why ArtCenter’s Auto Design Program In Pasadena Is One of the Most Influential on the Planet

ArtCenter houses what is arguably the oldest and most influential transportation design program in the world. The school’s location in Pasadena is one reason almost every automaker has a design studio in Southern California, and you’d struggle to find a single manufacturer without a few alumni on staff. READ MORE

Design Driven Startups from the Heart

Design and entrepreneurship are in vogue and enjoying a strong endorsement from both business and Venture Capitalists. At this year’s BOLD event, which is Art Center College of Design’s Symposium for Creative Entrepreneurs, design entrepreneurs from a wide range of business domains shared their personal experiences of failure, failure, failure and finally success. READ MORE

General News

Bike to Work Week, Pasadena

Whether it’s one wheel, two, three or four. Unicycle, two-wheeler, tandem or quad; 10-speed, mountain, BMX, beach cruiser or recumbent; it’s time to get out that cycle and ride, ride, ride! Make sure you have a helmet; know the rules of the road and have all of the other safety gear you need. That head on out and use the power of the pedal! Events for Bike Week Pasadena, May 16-21, can be found online at: READ MORE

Blair High School Wins Fefferman Award for Excellence in Math and Science Education

Hats off to Blair High School’s Science Department for their $50,000 award from the Pasadena Community Foundation. The Fefferman Award recognizes outstanding high school and math science teachers and students in the Pasadena Unified School District. READ MORE

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