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COVID-19 Impact On Virtual Seminars, AirBnB, K-12 School Reopenings

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV July 13, Attorney Enrico Schaefer will discuss COVID-19’s impact on temporary hotel room providers such as AirBnB and the millions of dollars in claims filed by them against the organizations. Then Andrea Bogart who manages the Detroit Center for Design + Technology will discuss how the pandemic has forced

By |2020-07-13T09:59:14-04:00July 13th, 2020|M2 TechCast, mitechtv|

Induction Heating Company To Partner With NextEnergy To Advance Technology

AUBURN HILLS—Heat X, a developer of magnetic induction heating technology, announced an agreement with NextEnergy, the state of Michigan’s advanced energy industry accelerator, to boost the adoption and commercialization of several clean heating technologies, as alternatives for the world’s residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors. The partnership between Heat X and NextEnergy will be multifaceted.

By |2020-07-12T19:07:50-04:00July 12th, 2020|ESD|

Davenport Offers Free Online Workshop for K-12 Teachers To Boost Online Education

GRAND RAPIDS—Davenport University will offer Michigan PreK-12 teachers a free virtual workshop, based on a graduate-level course, to support the creation of online coursework for their students. The program addresses barriers and challenges teachers face when providing instruction online and helps them create a virtual learning map for effective online PreK-12 instruction. “The pandemic has

By |2020-07-12T19:07:51-04:00July 12th, 2020|ESD|

Dow Launches MobilityScience Platform For Transportation Industry

MIDLAND—Dow introduced a new customer-facing business platform for the transportation industry called MobilityScience. Dow officials say the transportation industry is undergoing its most significant transformation in more than 100 years. Digital technologies and the pressing need for a low-carbon economy have disrupted traditional value chains and present a new frontier for material science and innovation,

By |2020-07-12T19:07:51-04:00July 12th, 2020|Mobility|

Priority Health Provides Members Free Access To Personal Health Companion

GRAND RAPIDS—Priority Health has introduced a new customer benefit—Brook, a personal mobile health companion that provides support in the areas of nutrition, sleep management, general health and COVID-19 information. Brook, developed by the Seattle-based firm Brook Inc., uses artificial intelligence and real-time health expert access to provide 24/7 personalized support for general health concerns and

By |2020-07-12T19:07:51-04:00July 12th, 2020|Life Sciences, Mobile MI|

XLerateHealth Names Six Healthcare Startups For 2020 Cohort In Flint

FLINT—XlerateHealth, a national healthcare startup accelerator based in Louisville, Ky., announced the selection of six startup companies to its second annual cohort in Flint. The companies will participate in a 12-week intensive bootcamp, working with a team of coaches and mentors to support the successful commercialization of their business. The XLH program operates in the

By |2020-07-12T19:07:52-04:00July 12th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

An Israeli Blockchain Startup Claims It’s Invented an ‘Undo’ Button for BTC Transactions

TEL AVIV, Israel - Kirobo, a two-year-old Israeli blockchain startup, announced on Tuesday that it has found a way to tackle problems related to human error in cryptocurrency transactions. In a recent survey by the Fio Foundation, 55 percent of respondents reported experiencing stressful human errors when sending cryptocurrency, and 18 percent reported loss of

By |2020-07-12T16:51:40-04:00July 12th, 2020|Blockchain, IoT|

Pure Michigan Business Connect Matches PPE Needs With Suppliers

ANN ARBOR - Bobby Chasnis, director of the Pure Michigan Business Connect program, and Colin Dillon talks about the Pure Michigan Connect PPE matchmaking efforts, plus announced a new ad campaign called Michigan’s Arsenal of Innovation. PMBC matches those in need of Personal Protective Equipment with those that supply PPEs. PMBC is offering a procurement

By |2020-07-12T14:01:39-04:00July 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

MSPC Approves DTE Electric’s Amended Renewable Energy Plan

 LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission approved DTE Electric Co.’s amended renewable energy plan (Case No. U-18232), expanding the company’s portfolio of wind and solar power generation facilities and addressing concerns raised by the Commission in previous orders, including the ability for third-party purchased power agreements to be used to meet the renewable portfolio standard.    The Commission approved DTE

Michigan CSO Named As Presidential Candidate Biden’s Senior Security Advisor

WASHINGTON DC - Michigan’s chief security officer, Chris DeRusha, has a new job - he’s the senior cybersecurity advisor for Democrat-presidential candidate Joe Biden. DeRusha was White House senior cybersecurity adviser and held a series of top cybersecurity jobs in the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration. Chris DeRusha He also

By |2020-07-10T16:24:35-04:00July 10th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured|