News from Pittsburgh Region. Next is Now. – November 2023

Welcome to the November edition of our monthly newsletter – showcasing the latest news about the companies and leaders who are innovating what’s next, across industries, and shaping the future from the Pittsburgh region.

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Investment News Highlights

Astrobotic will launch to the moon on Christmas Eve

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Astrobotic CEO John Thornton said it will be “a fantastic Christmas present” and “the dawn of a new era for the moon” when the Peregrine lander his company has built makes its maiden voyage into space aboard a United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket on December 24.

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Westinghouse Plans Etna, Pennsylvania, Nuclear Battery Technology Accelerator

Area Development

With deep roots in the region, Pittsburgh-headquartered Westinghouse is investing $18 million to develop and commercialize what’s next in nuclear power – the eVinci™ microreactor, which will revolutionize nuclear and make this source of clean energy accessible.

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Feds award nearly $25M to Pittsburgh high-tech energy projects


The U.S. Department of Energy will help to power what’s next in tech-driven energy innovation with $25 million in funding for projects under the leadership of Duquesne Light Company and Carnegie Mellon University.

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