Category: Technology

By Ken Mammarella Wilmington has launched a big initiative to share municipal data and information. The OpenGov portal, accessed with a purple link on www.WilmingtonDE.gov, “enables the public to view and download more information than ever before about city government,” according to a city release. “It serves to strengthen the public confidence in government,” Mayor…

Zip Code Wilmington has announced the appointment of Teri Quinn Gray, Ph.D. as the first female board member since the coding bootcamp launched in 2015. Gray is a global R&D operations and portfolio management leader at DuPont Transportation and Industrial and education advocate in Delaware. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Gray to our Board…

What does sustainable tech have to do with making money?

Technology may allow us to play Candy Crush while waiting in line or take slick Instagram photos of our breakfast, but it has greater possibilities than day-to-day convenience — one of them being the ability to save the environment. For business owners, this can be easy to forget. But if you think sustainability is all…

Wilmington’s LED transition is a first step to a smart city

On the surface, a project to replace 215 Wilmington streetlights with LED lighting is a first step toward next-generation energy efficiency.  But this celebrated technology upgrade signals a bigger potential change for Delaware cities. First, the new lights will be tied together into a network, allowing the power company to adjust them from a central…

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) and the University of Delaware have entered into a research agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The arrangement, which is called a Collaborative Research Development Agreement (CRADA), allows the partners to collaborate in a “pre-competitive environment” to foster innovative biopharmaceutical research. “We are increasingly…

UD enters creative partnership to make 5G wireless possible

University of Delaware researchers have teamed up with an Israeli tech firm to manufacture a new antenna that would solve the biggest problems that companies like Verizon and AT&T are having rolling out 5G technology. Imagine trying to download a YouTube video or refresh your Twitter feed, and a single wall or glass window blocks…

Delaware ready to embrace mobile driver’s licenses

The driver’s license — for many a dinged-up piece of laminated plastic slipped into the front of their wallet — is going mobile in Delaware.  The Delaware Department of Transportation is working with IDEMIA, a global security and identification firm, to roll out a mobile driver’s license before the end of 2019. While physical ID…

Open letter to Mayor Mike: No Bird electric scooters, please!”

An open letter to Wilmington Mayor Michael Purzycki: This may come as a bit of a shock, but I’d like to ask for some aggressive business regulation in one particular area. Specifically, I hope you and your colleagues on the Wilmington City Council will resist Bird, the Santa Monica, California-based electric scooter-sharing company. “High-tech trash”…

Gov. John Carney has signed into law the Delaware Insurance Data Security Act. This law establishes a comprehensive regulatory framework requiring insurers licensed to do business in Delaware to implement information security programs, report instances of data breaches in a timely manner, and empowers the Department of Insurance to investigate violations and levy penalties. “When…

AT&T invested $50 million in Delaware wireless and wired networks between 2016-2018. The telecommunications giant says the investments bolstered reliability, coverage, speed, and overall performance for residents and businesses. In 2018, AT&T made more than 200 wireless network upgrades in Delaware. These upgrades included new cell sites, addition of network capacity, and new wireless high-speed…