UK and LG&E to study carbon capture tech 

The University of Kentucky (UK) and LG&E have launched a partnership to study carbon capture technology at natural gas power plants. UK says development of the technology will lead to affordable, negative carbon emissions at those plants.

EdjSports purchase finalized 

Champion Gaming plans to build a data and media service to help sports bettors build strategies, evaluate experts, and make better-informed wagers. The group’s first move was an acquisition of Louisville’s EdjSports, parent of the analytics platform Football Outsiders, which was finalized this week alongside the private placement.

UofL prof awarded for work in robotics

Dr. Dan Popa, director of Louisville Automation & Robotics Research Institute (LARRI) and UofL professor of electrical & computer engineering, has been selected for the Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity in Basic and Applied Sciences. You can read a story Louisville Future did last year with Dr. Popa here.

Bellarmine creates Center for Community Engagement

Bellarmine University has announced the creation of its Center for Community Engagement, which will help students connect with meaningful, purpose-driven work and experiential learning opportunities. The center will administer MobileServe, a digital tracking platform that will help the school stay informed and calculate the impact of its community engagement efforts.

BroadLoop selected for Techstars accelerator

BroadLoop, a virtual fleet logistics and dispatch intelligence platform for producers, contractors and fleet operators, has been selected to participate in the 2021 Heritage Group Accelerator powered by Techstars. BroadLoop is one of ten companies that will receive hours of mentorship, R&D support and commercialization progress. (We interviewed one of the company’s founders, Nick McRae, last year.

Glennis Solutions adds to software suite

New tools are available to help senior living providers optimize their operations, as Glennis Solutions has expanded its product offering. The newest additions to the company’s lineup include a Resource Management Tool to help manage staff assignments to minimize over- or under-allocation of resources, as well as the Glennis ACCUflo, an innovation for medication that can integrate with pharmacies.

FreshFry partners with OpsAnalitica

FreshFry, a food manufacturing technology startup, has partnered with OpsAnalitica, a restaurant and food safety compliance analytics platform, to help restaurants define and track sustainability. (We interviewed FreshFry’s CEO, Jeremiah Chapman, in a previous issue.) The partnership will provide restaurants with money-saving solutions for oil mismanagement.