Innovation Delaware Q&A: Scott Shaw of Wilmington University

One innovative career niche is the design and development of computerized games for both entertainment and training purposes. Scott Shaw is chairman of the game design and development program and the video and motion graphics program at Wilmington University. Here, he lends insight on this burgeoning field.

5Q: Chris Wink of Delaware

Christopher Wink is the co-founder and publisher of, a network of technology news sites that includes Delaware. He is also the co-organizer of Delaware Innovation Week, an event series on technology and innovation in New Castle County. We asked Wink about how the event has evolved over the last three years and how it’s tailored for Delaware.

Chemours, UD to build $150 million R&D site on STAR Campus

The project will establish an innovation partnership and talent development pipeline between Chemours and the University of Delaware, a release stated. It will also keep 330 researcher and technician jobs in the Wilmington metro area. Construction on the new 312,000-square-foot facility, representing an investment of approximately $150 million, is expected to begin this year; plans call for it to be completed by early 2020.

Facebook staffers offer update

Facebook came to the LION Publisher’s conference in Chicago last week as it looks for ways to promote trustworthy news in Delaware and elsewhere. Josh Maby and Dorrine Mendoza of Facebook outlined its Journalism Project and other matters at a LION session last week. The project aims to provide journalists with tools they can use to better do their jobs.

LinkedIn: Is it worth your time?

In my role as a higher education career services professional, I have had my fair share of students, alumni and professionals tell me how ineffective LinkedIn is as a networking tool. They will say things like:

Parking pay app goes live in Wilmington

The new service also tracks the time you arrive at a parking space and how long you’ve paid to park, which will help settle disputes from parkers who say they were ticketed with time and money remaining in their meter. Parking enforcement officers will use their handheld devices to confirm whether a customer has paid with Parkmobile.

Are You Doing Enough to Secure Your Mobile Devices?

According to the results of a new survey by CCS Insight, employees’ insatiable demand for mobility in the workplace continues to increase. The average number of connected devices per employee — for business or personal use —rose to 4.8 in 2017, up from 4.2 in 2015 and 4.6 in 2016.

Incyte, Microgenics strike deal, valued at up to $900 million, for cancer-fighting antibody

Incyte Corporation and MacroGenics, Inc. entered into a global collaboration and license agreement for MacroGenics’ MGA012. MGA012 is amonoclonal antibody that inhibits programmed cell death protein 1 that shows potential in cancer treatment.

Delaware businesses prep for new cybersecurity

Potter Anderson Corroon set up a comprehensive information security program and response plan for a data breach. Mallard Financial Partners paid to upgrade its cloud service for encryption.

Innovation Delaware Company to Watch: Delaware Design-Lab High School

Cristina Alvarez, co-founder of Design-Lab High School

Many high schools prepare students to follow specific career paths.

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