LTU Hosting 800+ High School Students In DECA Business Competition Dec. 14

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University will host the 2018 DECA High School District Competition on Friday, Dec. 14. The university will host more than 800 students from 21 Oakland County high schools in competitive presentations and educational exercises in marketing, business, finance, leadership, and entrepreneurship competency areas. Competitions will be held throughout the university’s Southfield

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26+00:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, ESD, Featured|

Online Tech Acquires Neverfail’s Global Cloud Infrastructure Business

ANN ARBOR — Online Tech, the Ann Arbor-based cloud IT services provider, announced it had acquired the infrastructure-as-a-service and data protection businesses of the Austin, Texas-based IT services provider Neverfail. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Online Tech officials said the acquisition, which includes Neverfail’s five cloud nodes and assets in North America, Europe

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26+00:00December 5th, 2018|ESD|

Internet Data Security Provider Censys Lands $2.6 Million In Seed Funding

ANN ARBOR — Censys Inc., the provider of Internet security data, announced a $2.6 million seed funding round led by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, and Greylock Partners, a Menlo Park, Calif. venture capital firm, along with several angel investors. The funding will help Censys collect more data and provide more insights for customers,

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17+00:00November 29th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Ford’s Corktown Project Gets State Aid, Leads $1 Billion In Expansions

LANSING – The state of Michigan has approved a $209 million tax break over 30 years for Ford Motor Co.’s redevelopment of the long-vacant Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. State officials said the creation of the Michigan Strategic Fund Designated Renaissance Zone will lead to a total private investment of $740 million and the creation

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17+00:00November 29th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|

US Signal To Open Data Center In Van Buren Township

GRAND RAPIDS — US Signal, a provider of data center and other managed IT services, announced that it has started engineering and construction of its newest data center in Wayne County’s Van Buren Township. The new center is planned for opening by Dec. 31, 2019, adding up to 100,000 square feet of additional data center

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17+00:00November 29th, 2018|ESD|

Two Michigan Teachers Win $150,000 In Harbor Freight Building Trades Teaching Prizes

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A building trades teacher in Bay City and a welding and woodworking teacher from Republic in the Upper Peninsula are among the winners in the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The competition awarded more than $1 million nationally to 17 first and second prize winners and

By |2018-11-16T10:37:34+00:00November 16th, 2018|ESD|

Nationalism Leading To Supply Chain Changes

ANN ARBOR — A new global study by software logistics company LLamasoft finds that 66 percent of manufacturers said that they would change their supply chains in order to tackle economic nationalism. Another 50 percent of respondents said economic nationalist policies will increase operational costs, and 45 percent are considering alternative suppliers, representing almost $3.1

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25+00:00November 13th, 2018|ESD|

Lawrence Tech, Southfield Launch New Centrepolis Accelerator

SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University and the City of Southfield have entered into a formal partnership to launch the Centrepolis Accelerator. Housed on the campus of LTU, the Centrepolis Accelerator will broaden and replace the small business and entrepreneurial support services provided by the LTU Collaboratory in recent years, leveraging the city’s focus on driving

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25+00:00November 13th, 2018|ESD|

ESD To Host Free PE License Exam Info Session

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit will host a free information session on its Professional Engineering license examination preparation classes on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The session runs from noon to 1 p.m. at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, in Southfield. Lunch will be provided. At the session, engineering professionals will be

By |2018-11-08T18:09:35+00:00November 8th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

UM, MSU Part Of Effort To Protect Freshwater Lakes From Toxic Algal Blooms

ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan researchers are part of a new federally funded effort to understand and prevent toxic algal blooms that plague portions of the Great Lakes and impact freshwater sources around the world. The new Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health is led by Bowling Green State University and

By |2018-10-31T19:37:08+00:00October 31st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences|