Michigan Education Budget Awards $6 Million To SME PRIME Schools Initiative

SOUTHFIELD - The SME Education Foundation will receive $6 million from the state of Michigan as part of the approved School Aid Fund Budget (PA 48 of 2021) crafted with bipartisan support from the Michigan Legislature. The award will double the number of schools participating in the unique manufacturer and educator partnership-driven SME PRIME initiative, which offers

By |2021-07-25T13:23:10-04:00July 25th, 2021|Auto Tech, ESD, STEM|

MCWT Offers Leadership Clinic To Move Women Tech Leaders Into C-Suite

SOUTHFIELD—The members of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation want to increase the number of women occupying senior leadership roles inclusive of the so-called C-suite—chief executive officers, chief information officers, and more. So, the organization’s most recent program—an immersive Leadership Clinic now open for applications—turns the region’s chief information officers as coaches and mentors for

By |2021-07-20T12:22:16-04:00July 20th, 2021|ESD|

J.D. Power Buys Auto Finance And Insurance Software Developer

TROY–Officials at the Troy data analytics and consumer intelligence provider J.D. Power announced the company had acquired Edison, N.J.-based Superior Integrated Solutions Inc., a developer of finance and insurance software used by automotive dealerships. Terms were not disclosed. “We are focused on maximizing the value of our extensive data and analytics assets by connecting the

By |2021-07-10T17:45:37-04:00July 10th, 2021|ESD|

DaySmart Buys Sports And Recreation Management Software Developer

ANN ARBOR–DaySmart Software, the business management software developer, announced the acquisition of Seattle, Wash.-based Dash Platform, a developer of sports facility and recreation management software. This acquisition expands DaySmart’s reach into new industries, such as sports facilities, parks and recreation departments. Dash Platform is software-as-a-service that supports all facets of sports and recreation business operations.

By |2021-07-10T17:45:37-04:00July 10th, 2021|ESD|

EV Maker Inks Deal With Italys Pininfarina For Design

FARMINGTON HILLS–Officials of Farmington Hills-based Hercules Electric Vehicles announced it has signed a strategic agreement with Turin, Italy-based Pininfarina SpA for the design of its upcoming Alpha battery electric pickup truck, and other products currently under development. Under terms of the agreement, Pininfarina will design the Hercules Alpha pickup and other products to be announced

By |2021-07-10T17:45:37-04:00July 10th, 2021|Clean Update, ESD|

T-Mobile Provides West Michigan Towns With 5G Service

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Officials at the wireless carrier T-Mobile announced areas in and around the city of Bangor and the village of Decatur, both located in southwest Michigan’s Van Buren County, have access to 5G service. The Michigan towns were among 81 cities and towns across the country that received 5G service. T-Mobile said the new service

By |2021-07-09T14:44:04-04:00July 6th, 2021|ESD, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Manufacturers: Creators Wanted

WASHINGTON DC – The National Association of Manufacturers released its Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey for the second quarter of 2021. “Attracting and retaining a quality workforce” and “rising raw material costs” remain manufacturers’ biggest concerns for the second straight quarter. Despite those concerns, manufacturers predicted some of the highest expected growth rates in the survey’s history

By |2021-07-02T12:33:38-04:00June 29th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Grows

DETROIT - Each year EntryPoint releases a deep dive look at Detroit's ecosystem as well as entrepreneurial activity across our state. The Detroit Ecosystem Report was released just a few days ago and shows some interesting trends: Key Findings from the Report: Over 23% of the venture-backed startups in Michigan are located in City of

By |2021-06-29T14:10:24-04:00June 29th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, ESD, Featured|

Automation Alley I4.0 Accelerator Invests In Workplace Safety App

TROY—The Automation Alley Industry 4.0 Accelerator has made a $110,000 investment in Detroit-based Andonix, creators of the Safely Pass app to give organizations digital tools to monitor workplace safety and health—including daily staff screenings required for manufacturing employers during the pandemic. “Andonix is poised for growth in a variety of manufacturing environments, and this should

By |2021-06-29T11:27:48-04:00June 29th, 2021|ESD, Featured|