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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|

Canada’s $5,000 EV Incentive Starts Next Month, But Not For Tesla

OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada’s newly announced $5,000 incentive for electric vehicles is officially going into effect on May 1st next month and the federal government has released the list of eligible vehicles. Tesla vehicles are officially ineligible for the incentive. As we reported last month, the Canadian federal announced a new $5,000 incentive for electric cars with

By |2019-04-18T15:36:48-04:00April 18th, 2019|Clean Update|

Lab-To-Market Study Explores Success

ANN ARBOR—Universities and federal laboratories are the cornerstones of American innovation, developing new products that address important societal issues and drive economic growth. The University of Michigan, with support from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, studied public research universities across North America to identify best practices for bringing new

By |2019-04-18T15:36:48-04:00April 18th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

The Man Behind China’s Battery Vehicle Boom Wants To Do The Same For Fuel Cells

BEIJING, China - It took only a decade for China to build the world’s largest battery-powered electric vehicle market. Now the architect behind it, Wan Gang, wants to do the same for hydrogen-powered electric vehicles. “The fuel cell is the future development direction,” said Wan Gang on Wednesday (April 17) on the sidelines of the

By |2019-04-18T15:36:48-04:00April 18th, 2019|Guest Columns|