Tag Archives: innovation

Pittsburgh’s Innovation Economy Takes Off (Literally), Astrobotic Brings MoonMailTM to Consumers

by on January 15, 2015

Astrobotic, a Carnegie Mellon University spinout, has emerged as a leader in the private sector race to the moon. By many indications, Astrobotic is also leading in the race to capture the Google Lunar XPRIZE, with a final prize in the $30- $40 million range. To further grow its market, the Pittsburgh-based space logistics firm […]


Robotic Baby Products Innovator 4moms Receives Small Business Impact Award; Expands in Pittsburgh, Creates 120 New Jobs

by on June 2, 2014

Congratulations to 4moms – Pittsburgh-based innovator of robotic baby gear – on receiving the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Award for Small Business Impact in southwestern Pennsylvania region during the May 30 Governor’s ImPAct Awards ceremony in Hershey, Pa. The award is given to small businesses that are innovators within their industry and who demonstrate revenue/profit growth […]


VIDEO: Robotics Manufacturer Seegrid is Prized (Again!) for “Game-Changing” Innovation

by on May 19, 2014

Pittsburgh-based robotics manufacturer, Seegrid – a Carnegie Mellon University spin-out, 2013 Manufacturer of the Year award winner and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” – recently received the 2014 Edison Award in the Applied Technology, Industrial Productivity category for its “game-changing product”:  the unmanned GT10 tow tractor. The tractor automates the movement of flatbed […]


I Like Robots Too, But They’re Only Part of the Pittsburgh Story

by on February 6, 2014

Written by Jim Futrell, vice president of market research and analysis, Allegheny Conference on Community Development. I love the great press we’re getting this week from POLITCO magazine. The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh highlights a region “that has developed into one of the country’s most vibrant tech centers, a hotbed of innovation that can no […]