Tag: Lonnie Johnson

Dr. Lonnie Johnson Named as a 2024 Business Alabama Lifetime Achievement Winner

Johnson, Logan, Rane and Stitts are 2024 Business Alabama Lifetime Achievement winners The 5 will be honored at the Business Alabama Awards in March Excerpted from an article in Business Alabama. By  Business Alabama Staff  -January 26, 2024 Business Alabama will honor five distinguished people as Lifetime Achievement recipients at the Business Alabama Awards on […]

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‘Pioneering spirit’: Westside BeltLine project lures energy startup

  By Amy Wenk – Staff Reporter, Atlanta Business Chronicle Oct 10, 2023 Updated Oct 10, 2023 2:58pm EDT About seven years ago, when 23 acres of brick warehouses along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail were turned into a new project called Lee + White, it attracted a collection of popular breweries and restaurants. Now, the next wave of tenants […]

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Super Soaker inventor tackles book bans, being ‘woke’ in Spring Hill College address

Article by John Sharp for AL.com Spring Hill College Graduation Filtering through misinformation, pushing back against book bans, and being “woke,” were among the charged cultural and topical issues Alabama native and Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson warned against Saturday during a commencement address at Spring Hill College. Johnson, an Atlanta scientist and engineer and […]

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Inventors Don’t Receive The Respect They Deserve. That’s Changing

Article by Madeleine Key for Forbes A curiosity of the innovation ecosystem is that while inventors are celebrated for their uniquely important contributions, they’re also underrepresented. Inventors are rarely speakers at conferences about intellectual property and technology. They do not hold leadership positions at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A lone inventor sits on […]

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Dr. Johnson Kicks off New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week

Opportunity Hub is joining forces with Greater New Orleans, Inc., The Biden-Harris Administration’s Economic Development Administration and Louisiana Economic Development as a part of the “H2 the Future Build Back Better Hydrogen Energy Innovation Initiative” to launch a New Energy Technology Incubator, prioritizing racial equity in innovation, entrepreneurship and investment. OHUB will host a monthly […]

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Canary Media Interview With Dr. Johnson

This billion-dollar-selling toy was inspired by heat pumps Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson talks to Canary Media about the toy’s origin story and what he’s working on now as a climatetech entrepreneur. 31 January 2023 By Mike Munsell for Canary Media An early Super Soaker prototype (lonniejohnson.com) Canary Media’s Climate Meets Culture column explores the intersection of energy, climate […]

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Lonnie Johnson Named one of 100 Most Influential Georgians for 2023

Georgia Trend released their list of 100 Most Influential Georgians for 2023. To welcome the new year, Georgia Trend is recognizing 100 influential Georgians for 2023 – a remarkable group — for their impact across the state. As always, we’re spotlighting CEOs, politicians, educational experts and the heads of nonprofits and economic development organizations, among others. Some are very […]

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