Lexington tech company goes public

Rubicon Technologies will go public through a merger with Founder SPAC. The Lexington, Kentucky-based company uses cloud-based tech and a software platform to provide smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments. Rubicon generated an excess of $500 million in revenue in 2019 and 2020.

Brain proteins and Alzheimer’s

Using new methodology, University of Kentucky researchers have mapped the variations in sugar chains attached to brain proteins from deceased healthy individuals or individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. They hope this research will lead to new approaches to preventing the progression of the disease.

Ford’s workforce development efforts

As part of an overall $11.4 billion investment in electric vehicles, Ford Motor Company will conduct outreach to the community via education and workforce development efforts. This is an effort to meet the workforce demand for robotics and programming and computer electronics personnel.

UofL program looks at long-term pandemic problems

A University of Louisville (UofL) program aimed at solving the long-term health, economic and societal problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has selected its first round of projects. The Pandemic-Related Product Acceleration & Responsive Entrepreneurship Program (PRePARE) partners UofL researchers with companies and members of the community to scale up innovative ideas.