Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

Michigan Tech Study: 79 Billionaires Could Green The Grid

HOUGHTON—The cost of solar energy has plummeted in recent years, and a new study from Michigan Technological University’s Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology (MOST)  Laboratory shows just how few fortunes it would take to permanently green the grid. The study shows that the personal fortunes of just 79 American multi-billionaires could completely eliminate the use of fossil

By |2019-07-07T18:46:52-04:00July 7th, 2019|Clean Update|

LTU Gets DENSO Grant For Machine Vision Safety System In Vehicles

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University has received a $40,000 grant from DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, for programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The grant, made possible by the company’s philanthropic arm, the DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF), is one of 26 grants awarded by DENSO in 2019 to colleges and universities throughout

By |2019-07-07T18:47:18-04:00July 7th, 2019|ESD, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Airfoil Group Signs Nine New Clients

ROYAL OAK—Airfoil Group announced nine new clients for project and retainer work: AthenasOwl, GTA, The Mars Agency, Memorial Healthcare, Peloton, Quantiphi, Transient Plasma Systems, University Liggett School and Zero Mass Water. “Each of these clients has a unique story to tell, and we look forward to helping them compete and succeed in their respective industries,”

By |2019-07-07T19:47:14-04:00July 7th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

$20 Million In Grants Available For Broadband In Underserved Areas

LANSING–While much of Michigan has access to high-speed broadband internet service, there are still many rural areas lacking vital connectivity. A new grant program could make it easier to expand internet access to more Michigan families and communities dealing with slow speeds or no connection at all. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB)

By |2019-07-07T18:29:18-04:00July 7th, 2019|ESD|

Japanese Map Company Buys Detroit Auto Map Specialist

DETROIT—Tokyo-based-Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. Announced the acquisition of the shares of Detroit-based Ushr Inc. DMP officials said they will begin to provide high-defniition 3D digital maps to a wide range of users in the North American and Japanese markets. DMP Group will further expand map coverage from highways to surface roads and from Japan

By |2019-06-27T16:05:02-04:00June 27th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Benzinga, Webull In New Partnership

DETROIT—Benzinga, the Detroit-based financial news vendor to North American brokerages, announced that it’s teaming up with New York City-based Webull Financial to help further Webull’s vision to connect traders with the best tools, features and indicators. Benzinga’s services and data will help Webull acquire and preserve lasting relationships with the users of its trading platform,

By |2019-06-27T16:01:27-04:00June 27th, 2019|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Secure-24 Buys SAP Managed Services Provider

SOUTHFIELD—A unit of the Southfield-based managed services provider Secure-24 has purchased Symmetry Holding Inc., a Brookfield, Wis.-based provider of SAP managed services. Secure-24 is a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based telecommunications firm NTT Communications Corp. Secure-24 officials said Symmetry possesses extensive expertise in SAP managed services, which it delivers to large enterprise clients in diverse industries

By |2019-06-27T15:53:30-04:00June 27th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

StockX Startup Raises $110 Million In Financing, Largest In Michigan History

DETROIT—The Detroit startup “stock market of things” StockX announced the largest venture capital raise in Michigan history, a $110 million Series C financing round that values the company at more than $1 billion. Participating in the investing round were Hong Kong-based DST Global, New York City-based General Atlantic, and Menlo Park, Calif.-based GGV Capital. The company also

By |2019-06-27T15:53:30-04:00June 27th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

LTU 2nd In National Contest To Develop Tech For People With Disabilities

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University finished second in the nation in the annual College Design Challenge, held Wednesday in Vienna, Va. by SourceAmerica, a nonprofit that creates employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It’s the third straight year that LTU was named one of the three national finalists in the event. In this national engineering competition, students

By |2019-06-27T15:53:30-04:00June 27th, 2019|ESD|

FCA To Launch In-Vehicle Uconnect Market Commerce Platform

AUBURN HILLS—FCA US LLC has announced the launch of Uconnect Market, a new in-vehicle commerce platform that will give customers a wide range of opportunities for convenience and savings from their vehicles’ touch screens. Customers will be able to order food, make dinner reservations, find the nearest gas station, find and pay for parking spots

By |2019-06-26T16:55:22-04:00June 26th, 2019|Auto Tech|