New Economy Initiative Awards Grant To LTU For Growth Of Small Manufacturers, Hardware Startups

SOUTHFIELD – The New Economy Initiative has awarded a one-year grant of $40,000 to the Lawrence Technological University Collaboratory for the support of its accelerator program that will enable the growth for small manufacturers and emerging hardware startups in Southeast Michigan. “As a leading resource to small and start-up companies developing innovative, engineered products, the

By | 2018-06-21T07:12:42+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, ESD|

Qi Named Associate Dean For Inclusion, Diversity In MSU College Of Engineering

EAST LANSING — Yue Qi has been named the first associate dean for inclusion and diversity (ADID) in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. Qi, a professor of chemical engineering and materials science at MSU, has been a longtime volunteer for efforts to recruit and retain diverse populations for science, technology, engineering and

By | 2018-06-17T19:32:00+00:00 June 17th, 2018|ESD|

Ann Arbor Spark Honors 16 Companies With FastTrack Awards

ANN ARBOR — As part of the a2Tech360 series of events, Ann Arbor SPARK presented its 20th annual FastTrack awards to 16 Washtenaw County-based companies that have demonstrated fast growth. Several of the 2018 FastTrack award recipients were multiple year winners. For the first time, CEO Bhushan Kulkarni accepted awards on behalf of two companies,

By | 2018-06-17T19:32:00+00:00 June 17th, 2018|ESD|

LTU Architecture Exhibit In Italy Explores Acoustics, Sustainability

SOUTHFIELD – The intersection of design and sound is the focus of an art installation created by Lawrence Technological University’s College of Architecture and Design for an architecture exhibition in Venice, Italy. The exhibition, called “Time Space Existence,” is being held in three grand palaces in Venice — Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Rossini.

By | 2018-06-15T14:30:33+00:00 June 15th, 2018|ESD|

Lawrence Tech Expanding Real Estate For Growing Academic Programs

SOUTHFIELD – There’s a very sophisticated game of real estate musical chairs going on this summer on the campus of Lawrence Technological University. Only in this game of musical chairs, everybody will get a seat when the work is completed. Lawrence Tech is opening a new residence hall in August, its fourth (pictured above). That means more

By | 2018-06-07T19:44:48+00:00 June 6th, 2018|ESD|

Duo Security Names Chief Marketing Officer

ANN ARBOR — Cybersecurity provider Duo Security announced this week that Neville Letzerich has been named chief marketing officer, in what some expert contend is more proof the Ann Arbor Unicorn is preparing for an Initial Public Offering. Company officials said Letzerich brings 20 years of executive experience heading global marketing teams and elevating industry-leading

By | 2018-06-01T11:58:00+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD, Featured|

Esperion Names Biotech Veteran Jay Shepard To Board

ANN ARBOR — Pharma startup Esperion Therapeutics announced this week the appointment of Jay P. Shepard as a Class III Director, with a term expiring at the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders. “Jay’s experience supporting the launch and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products will be invaluable as we advance the bempedoic acid product franchise through the

By | 2018-06-01T11:44:44+00:00 June 1st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Protean Electric Gets $40 Million Investment For In-Wheel Electric Motors

TROY - In-Wheel Electric Motor company Protean Electric announced this week that it has completed a $40 million equity investment as the initial closing of its Series E funding round. Protean, founded in 2009 as a spinout of a bankrupt English electric motor manufacturer, has approximately 110 employees. The company has research and engineering offices in

By | 2018-06-01T11:44:44+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, ESD|

ACEC Michigan Elects New President, Board

LANSING — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) has announced Sean J. Kelley, PE, of The Mannik & Smith Group Inc. as its 2018-19 president. Kelley has been employed in the Michigan engineering consulting industry his entire 32-year career. He is a senior vice president and principal with the 300-plus-employee firm Mannik

By | 2018-05-18T13:59:01+00:00 May 18th, 2018|ESD|

UM’s Tauber Institute Names H. Asli Aka Associate Director

ANN ARBOR — The Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan announced H. Asli Aka as its new associate director. “As a U-M and Tauber alum, the possibility of coming back to Ann Arbor excites me tremendously,” Aka said, “Working with an organization that helps shape the future leaders is an exciting

By | 2018-05-08T18:20:12+00:00 May 8th, 2018|ESD|