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Looking for Pittsburgh economic development news? Check out our stories, which explore current and trending Pittsburgh business news, thought leadership from top executives, community innovation and more. Explore our archives or view by industry, including science and health care, technology and the southwestern Pennsylvania area.
If you’re unsure of where to start, we suggest starting with this thought-provoking piece on workplace inclusivity. Kelley Benson, the director of HR & Inclusion at Pittsburgh’s Innovation Works, shares what new companies can do to create and maintain a culture of inclusivity. Or, learn about how lunar logistics company Astrobotics began as a startup in Pittsburgh and evolved into a major NASA contractor.
Robotics as a service and a solution: mobile and autonomous robots will transform the way we live and work
Patrick Mondi, CEO, Thoro.ai, May 25, 2022
Using Technology to Unlock the Potential of People with Disabilities
Rory A. Cooper,
Director, Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), University of Pittsburgh, May 18, 2022
Looking to the Outer Space to Create a New Corporate Citizen Model on Earth
Justine Kasznica, Shareholder, Babst Calland and General Counsel to Astrobotic; Founder/Board Chair, Keystone Space Collaborative; and Founding Board Member, Moonshot Museum, May 4, 2022
Moonshot Museum Will Inspire, Showcase the Prospects Offered by an On-the-Rise Commercial Space Industry
Sam Moore, Executive Director, Moonshot Museum – Pennsylvania’s first museum to focus exclusively on space exploration, March 23, 2022
Space Robotics Enterprise, Astrobotic, is Making Its Moonshot
John Thornton, CEO, Astrobotic, January 5, 2022
Pittsburgh Native Reflects on a New Era for Surgical Robotics in an Iconic City
Paul Seltman, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Affairs Smith+Nephew, November 17, 2021
Regional effort, guided by industry leaders, could generate 5,000 jobs in Pittsburgh’s autonomy sector
Donald F. Smith, Jr., President of RIDC (Regional Industrial Development Corporation), November 3, 2021
The Pittsburgh region’s startup ecosystem: now on the map with global ecosystem leaders
Tricia Whitlock, COO, Startup Genome, September 28, 2021
With a continued commitment to Pittsburgh, Aurora donates $65k to fund local STEM projects
Aurora Innovation, September 14, 2021
Why RE2 Robotics Calls Pittsburgh Home
Jorgen Pedersen, President and CEO, RE2 Robotics, September 7, 2021
Humans, Robots, and the New Future of U.S. Manufacturing
Lisa Masciantonio, Chief Workforce Officer, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, March 11, 2021