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Whitmer Opens Door To Reduction In Personal Injury Protection Auto Insurance

LANSING - Allowing a car insurance customer to not purchase personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, even if an individual’s health insurance company covers auto accident claims, is a bridge too far for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the auto no-fault reform debate. Speaking to reporters as she toured the Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation Center in East

By |2019-05-21T21:22:48-04:00May 21st, 2019|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Israeli University Develops Quadcopter That Also Drives

BEER-SHEVA, Israel – The first experimental robot drone that flies like a typical quadcopter, drives on tough terrain and squeezes into tight spaces using the same motors, has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. The hybrid FSTAR (flying sprawl-tuned autonomous robot) was introduced at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2019

By |2019-05-21T21:23:26-04:00May 21st, 2019|Auto Tech, Drones|

MEDA Opens Applications For Million Dollar Challenge For Minority Entrepreneurs

MINNEAPOLIS – Metropolitan Economic Development Association has opened up applications for its second year of the Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs. The Million Dollar Challenge is the largest minority entrepreneurial competition in the country, awarding $1 million in funding to minority businesses from across the nation.  The “Shark Tank” style pitch competition includes a

By |2019-05-19T15:49:07-04:00May 19th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Cybersecurity Provider VDA Labs To Open Headquarters in Metro Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS - Cybersecurity provider VDA Labs announced it will establish its headquarters in Plainfield Township to create a central hub for its business practices. A lab and headquarters space, as well product design and security review, came after the Michigan Economic Development Corp. awarded a $75,000 grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The project

By |2019-05-19T15:49:07-04:00May 19th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Plex Debuts Industrial IoT Suite; Opens Prague Office

DETROIT – Plex Systems has debuted its Plex Industrial IoT suite of solutions aimed at solving solutions on the shop floor. Plex Industrial IoT connects machines to the cloud, manages the resulting data streams, and contextualizes the information in real time. The first available offering will focus on asset performance management, helping companies avoid manufacturing

By |2019-05-19T15:49:08-04:00May 19th, 2019|IoT|

High School Hackers Sought For Lake Erie Hack

DETROIT - Erie Hack is inviting all high school students to compete for $1,600 in prizes and development support for the best solutions to Lake Erie’s most pressing challenges. You’ll spend the day forming teams, creating ideas, and pitching to expert judges. This event is designed for classes, clubs, or individuals who are passionate about

By |2019-05-19T15:49:08-04:00May 19th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Airfoil Group Wins Awards In International PR Competition

ROYAL OAK – Airfoil Group was recently given awards for campaign in the Print Media, Integrated Marketing category and the Electronic Media/Social Media/Interactive Media categories in an international competition. Airfoil Group was awarded the Hermes Creative Platinum Award in the competition’s “Print Media, Integrated Marketing” category for its company branding campaign it conducted on behalf of

By |2019-05-19T15:49:08-04:00May 18th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

GVSU Economist: Hints Of Slower Growth In West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS - The West Michigan economy is chugging along like it has been for the past 10 years, but evidence is mounting that the pace may be slowing, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business. Long surveyed local business leaders and his findings

By |2019-05-13T19:24:20-04:00May 13th, 2019|News|

Kellogg Foundation Gives GVSU $15.5 Million Grant To Build STEM Training At Battle Creek Public Schools

BATTLE CREEK -  The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has provided a $15.5 million grant to Grand Valley State University to partner with Battle Creek Public Schools to provide students a pathway to high-demand jobs in the health care and education sectors; offer teachers enhanced professional development and mentorship opportunities; and continue to build a pipeline of talented

By |2019-05-13T19:11:28-04:00May 13th, 2019|STEAM|

Veterans Can Use G.I. Bill To Fund Cybersecurity Education At Pinckney Institute

ANN ARBOR - For the first time, U.S. veterans can now use their G.I. Bill benefits to fund cybersecurity education at the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute. It is anticipated that more than 1 million cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. will be unfilled by 2020. By building readiness and interest in cybersecurity careers with our veteran

By |2019-05-13T19:11:28-04:00May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|