LTU Gets $75,000 State Grant For Cleantech Manufacturers, Hardware Startups

SOUTHFIELD – The Michigan Energy Office has awarded a one-year, $75,000 Michigan Cleantech Product Launch Program (MI CPLP) grant to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and the Centrepolis Accelerator to launch a “Cleantech ScaleUp for Success” pilot program. ScaleUp for Success is an immersive 12-month program – in this case, to support Michigan-based “cleantech” hardware entrepreneurs.

By |2019-02-15T16:02:06+00:00February 15th, 2019|ESD|

Hella Offering $10K Scholarships For College STEM Students – Deadline March 1

PLYMOUTH – Hella Corporate Center USA Inc., the North American headquarters of the German auto supplier Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., is now accepting applications for the Hella Scholars program. The deadline to apply is March 1. Launched in 2017, Hella Scholars receive $10,000 renewable scholarships, paid work experience, and, ultimately, career placements at Hella.

By |2019-02-13T11:54:08+00:00February 12th, 2019|ESD, Featured, STEAM|

UM Launches Carbon Neutrality Commission

ANN ARBOR – Officials at the University of Michigan announced the selection of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, a team that will recommend how the university will reach the goal of becoming a carbon neutral institution, as well as develop transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve

By |2019-02-07T19:51:28+00:00February 7th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

LLamasoft Appoints 2 To Senior Executive Positions

ANN ARBOR — Supply chain software developer LLamasoft has appointed two people to newly created senior executive positions: Sandra Moran as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and Slimane Allab as senior vice president and general manager for the Europe-Middle East-Africa region.. In her new role, Moran will lead the global marketing organization to

By |2019-02-07T19:51:28+00:00February 7th, 2019|ESD, Software|

Study: Fairness In Planning A Big Deal To People’s Perception Of Wind Turbines

ANN ARBOR – When local residents feel the planning process for building wind turbines is fair and open, their perceptions of the often-controversial energy source remain steady or improve with time, according to a new University of Michigan study. In fact, the openness with which the planning process is handled is more important in shaping

By |2019-02-07T19:51:28+00:00February 7th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Huron Capital Adds Smart Building Company To Portfolio

DETROIT – Huron Capital announced its building automation and energy services platform, Albireo Energy, has acquired EMS Technologies, which builds automation and network integration products and services. The deal marks the 10th transaction for Albireo, an initiative launched by Huron Capital to provide smart building automation and energy services to commercial and institutional customers throughout

By |2019-02-03T19:10:38+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Entrepreneurs, ESD, IoT|

Plex Systems Rolls Out Enhancements For Manufacturing Management Software

TROY – Manufacturing Management Software Developer Plex Systems announced updates and enhancements to its software products that the company says will  improve inventory management, enable manufacturers to access and contextualize more data, and support a mobile workforce. The winter 2019 product release is now available to Plex customers, which run more than 2,000 plants in 22 countries

By |2019-02-03T19:09:55+00:00February 3rd, 2019|As-A-Service, ESD, IoT, Software|

SME Scholarships Open Until Feb. 1

SOUTHFIELD – Officials with the SME Education Foundation announced that applications for the SME Education Foundation scholarships will be accepted until Feb. 1. Eligible students include high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing and related fields at two- and four-year colleges. The foundation has awarded more than $7 million to nearly 3,000

By |2019-01-28T08:38:40+00:00January 28th, 2019|ESD|

Huge Solar Farm Approved In Shiawassee County

CORUNNA — Construction of a $250 million, 1,200-acre solar power farm in mid-Michigan’s Shiawassee County is predicted to begin later this year after the project proposed by New York City-based Ranger Power was approved by the Shiawassee County Planning Commission. Officials with Ranger Power said the commission’s approval of a special use permit for the

By |2019-01-28T08:38:40+00:00January 28th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Wayne State, Microsoft Partner On Pilot Tech Employability Skills Program

DETROIT — Wayne State University and Microsoft Corp. announced a new partnership to pilot an employability skills program. Officials with the company and the university say the program will foster job-ready, employable talent for high-demand technical positions such as cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, AI engineering and more. The goal is to create economic opportunities

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|ESD|