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HTDC Hosts Seminar on Manufacturing Assistance Grant
High Technology Development Corporation -- HTDC will host a seminar on state grant funding available to qualified Hawaii manufacturing companies to help with product development or expansion through the Manufacturing Assistance Program (MAP) grant.
Creative Lab Hawaii – Producers Immersive Fellow, Vilsoni Hereniko, and His Motion-Picture, “Until the Dolphin Flies,” Lands Major Coproduction Deal
Award-winning Hawaii filmmaker Vilsoni (“Vili”) Hereniko is teaming up with Australian producer Trish Lake (“Early Winter”), and New Zealand producer Catherine Fitzgerald (“The Orator”) to coproduce “Until the Dolphin Flies.” Production of the motion picture will begin in early 2018.
Creative Lab Hawaii Program Accelerates Growth for Creative Entrepreneurs at AFM
DBEDT's Creative Industries Division (CID) applauds the eight fellows of its Creative Lab Hawaii Program (CLH Program), who participated in this year’s American Film Market (AFM), which was held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from Nov. 2 – 9, 2016.
PISCES Partners with UH Hilo and NASA for Simulated Human Mars Mission on Hawaii Island
Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems -- PISCES is partnering with the University of Hawaii at Hilo and NASA this month in a ground breaking research project to prepare for an eventual manned mission to Mars.
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