Entries by Danielle Hagerty

Renmatix Awarded Sustainable Innovation of the Year by Platts

Renmatix, a manufacturer of biobased sugar intermediates for global chemical and fuel markets, has received the Platts Global Energy Award for Sustainable Innovation. Over the past 14 years the Global Energy Awards have honored and recognized those who have transcended the status quo in the name of excellence in leadership, innovation and performance in the energy industry. Renmatix’s proprietary Plantrose(TM) process, which uses supercritical water to convert cellulosic biomass into cost-effective cellulosic sugars, was selected for its ingenuity, technical viability and progress towards commercialization.

Mayor Nutter Embarks in Trade Mission to China

Mayor Michael A. Nutter returned from China on December 6th as part of an effort to promote opportunities for investment in Philadelphia, strengthen relationships between key Philadelphia institutions and their Chinese counterparts, and to continue to market Philadelphia as a growing international city.

Regional Business Groups Engage in Efforts to Increase High-Skilled Immigration

On Wednesday, November 28th in Washington, D.C., members of the CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council), Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, met with U.S. Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware to discuss legislative opportunities to increase high-skilled immigration and improve the environment for innovation and job growth. The conversation focused on retaining top-level talent from universities and facilitating the growth of start-up companies by immigrant entrepreneurs.

Iroko Pharmaceuticals and University of Pennsylvania Launch Multi-Year Young Scientist Scholarship Program

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a Philadelphia-based pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutic products, announced last week that it has funded the creation of a new science scholarship program at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). The newly created Iroko Pharmaceuticals Young Scientist Scholarship: Planting Possibilities program is a $200,000 education initiative designed to encourage the study of the sciences among enrolled University of Pennsylvania students coming from local Philadelphia public high schools.

University of Delaware Building Future of Stretchable Electronics

By Karen B. Roberts, UDaily Electronic devices become smaller, lighter, faster and more powerful with each passing year. Currently, however, electronics such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc., are rigid. But what if they could be made bendable or stretchy? According to the University of Delaware’s Bingqing Wei, stretchable electronics are the future of mobile […]

Not a Moment to Lose

By Rob Wonderling As the New Year quickly approaches, your Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is actively working on numerous issues at the city, state and federal level that will help your business grow. Working in collaboration with diverse groups from throughout the region, our goal is to accelerate success for every entrepreneur, fast-growing company, […]