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 the director of communications at Lawrence Technological University. 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.

BeAlive Closes $3.5 Million Seed Round Led By KittyCat Capital

MIDLAND — BeAlive, which says it is the first digital consumer entertainment brand for millennials who are enthusiasts of outdoor sports, announced a $3.5 million seed funding round, led by Midland-based KittyCat Capital, an investment and advisory firm that focuses on bringing more women into the alternative investment market. BeAlive aims to deliver short-form video,

By |2018-10-10T16:00:29+00:00October 10th, 2018|Entrepreneurs|

General Dynamics Gets $383 Million Stryker Upgrade Deal

STERLING HEIGHTS - The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $383 million contract modification to upgrade 173 more Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the A1 configuration. The Stryker A1, also known as the Double-V Hull Engineering Change Proposal 1 configuration, provides unprecedented survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the

By |2018-10-10T16:00:30+00:00October 10th, 2018|ESD|

Kraig Finalizing First Shipment Of Genetically Engineered Silkworms

ANN ARBOR — Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it is finalizing the first shipment of its genetically engineered silkworms to Vietnam, where it plans to produce silk with superior strength in Quang Nam province. The company says it is coordinating the details of this shipment with senior officials within key central Vietnamese government

By |2018-10-10T16:00:30+00:00October 10th, 2018|ESD|

123Net, Community Tech Project To Bring High Speed Internet To Detroit Neighborhoods

SOUTHFIELD - 123Net, the Southfield high-speed connectivity and managed services provider, is partnering with the Detroit Community Technology Project’s Equitable Internet Initiative to bring more gigabit internet connections to the Motor City. “123Net sees what we see in Detroit,” said Diana Nucera, director of the DCTP. “They understand that this city is experiencing tremendous growth,

By |2018-10-10T16:00:30+00:00October 10th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

LTU To Host Sixth Annual Stormwater Summit Oct. 5

SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University will host the sixth annual Regional Stormwater Summit Friday, Oct. 5 on campus. The event is presented as a cooperative effort of Lawrence Tech, the office of Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and the nonprofit group Pure Oakland Water. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 5

By |2018-09-21T14:12:59+00:00September 21st, 2018|ESD|

UM Shares Driverless Shuttle Experience In New Case Study

ANN ARBOR — As global interest in driverless vehicle services grows, the University of Michigan has released a case study documenting its experience launching an on-campus driverless shuttle research project through its Mcity autonomous and connected vehicle test area. It is believed to be the first study of its kind, and expands the body of

By |2018-09-21T11:15:45+00:00September 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

Ann Arbor Drone Wind Industry Startup Opens Dutch Office

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, the developer of automated drone-based inspection for wind turbines, announced the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. “A European presence represents a strategic expansion for the SkySpecs brand,” SkySpecs CEO Danny Ellis said. “We are busy assembling an operations and sales team and are excited to double our footprint

By |2018-08-27T20:24:29+00:00August 26th, 2018|Drones, ESD|

Enhanced Car Buying Platform Launches

PONTIAC — Deliver My Ride, the online car buying service launched by Peter Karmanos Jr.’s tech firm, MadDog Technology, and retail automotive industry veteran Michael McInerney, announced the launch of  its newly enhanced platform. Deliver My Ride is a modern alternative to the traditional car buying process. The platform creates a convenient, unbiased, and pressure-free

By |2018-08-27T20:24:29+00:00August 26th, 2018|Auto Tech, Automation Alley, ESD|

AT&T Upgrades Wireless Network Across Northern Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. announced an upgrade to its wireless network on 25 cell towers across a dozen Michigan counties. The improvements include adding greater capacity or bandwidth and speeds in 21 communities, including Idlewild, Kalkaska, Cass City, Beaverton, and Charlevoix. These upgrades are like adding more lanes to a highway carrying traffic from a

By |2018-08-22T10:57:46+00:00August 21st, 2018|ESD|

Kraig Sends ‘Spider Silk’ Panels To U.S. Army For Ballistics Tests

ANN ARBOR — The future of body armor might be silk spun by silkworms that has the amazing strength of spiderwebs. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., the company that has bred genetically engineered silkworms with spider genes, resulting in super-strong silk, announced Monday it has shipped panels of its Dragon Silk material to the United States

By |2018-08-22T10:57:46+00:00August 21st, 2018|ESD|