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Capital Factory’s Defense Academy

Jan 11, 2021
Is your startup interested in funding from the US Government? Join us at Capital Factory for the first installment of Defense Academy! This will be a series of lunch-and-learn style lectures on topics of interest to startups who are looking to pursue DoD business opportunities. In the...

Community Energy Labs Awarded SBIR Phase I From the Department of Energy

Jun 16, 2021
On June 9th, Community Energy Labs, among others, received a Phase 1 SBIR award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Their $206,230 award will allow them to develop a grid-smart platform to help small and mid-sized commercial buildings fulfill their goals of becoming energy efficient. Tanya...

Madison, WI Rolls Out Nation’s First Electric Fire Engine

Jun 10, 2021
On Tuesday, the Madison Fire Department unveiled the nation’s first “revolutionary” electric fire engine. The truck is powered by a 115-kilowatt-hour battery, which fire chief Davis says is suitable for the district.   City leaders hope this will help to cut fuel costs as well as further the...

UN sustainable procurement survey

Jun 9, 2021
The UN Environmental Programme is partnering with Arizona State University researchers and other experts to develop the 2021 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement, following the 2013 and 2017 editions. The stakeholder survey is to help better understand the state of sustainable...

Are Defense Primes Missing the Mark on Supplier Diversity?

Jun 9, 2021
Authors: Sarah Doherty and Jake Brostuen   As the United States continues to reckon with long-standing afflictions of systemic racism and economic inequity, the supplier diversity initiatives of large, influential corporations are receiving more attention and scrutiny today than ever before....

Biden Announces New Federal Contracts to Combat the Racial Wealth Gap

Jun 2, 2021
On Tuesday, at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre taking place at the site previously known as “Black Wall Street,” President Biden announced a new plan to narrow the racial wealth gap and build wealth in Black communities. A section of the plan specifically...