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Teen Entrepreneur Innovation Days Application Deadline Midnight March 1

GRAND RAPIDS - The deadline to apply for the $10,000 Teen Entrepreneur Innovation Day workshop is midnight March 1. This immersive two-day workshop is centered around innovation and action to provide high school students the necessary skill set and tools to develop as innovators and entrepreneurs. Students will be asked to address and solve some

By |2021-02-26T19:26:19-05:00February 26th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

LTU Educator Wins University’s John G. Petty Community Champion Award

SOUTHFIELD—A chemist by education whose career has turned to firing up young people about the career prospects in the STEAM disciplines has been honored with the third annual John G. Petty Community Champion Award from Lawrence Technological University. Sibrina Collins Sibrina N. Collins is executive director of LTU’s Marburger STEM Center, the university’s

By |2021-02-26T16:02:16-05:00February 26th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

MRA Reminds Applicants Of March 1 License Eligibility Changes

LANSING – The Marijuana Regulatory Agency Friday issued a reminder that, beginning March 1, applicants are no longer required to hold an active medical marijuana license to be eligible for the following adult-use licenses: Marijuana Retailer, Marijuana Processor, Class B Marijuana Grower, Class C Marijuana Grower, and Marijuana Secure Transporter. “Beginning Monday, business entry into

By |2021-02-26T16:03:53-05:00February 26th, 2021|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Masco Creates $50 Million Venture Capital Fund To Fund Home Improvement Innovations

LIVONIA—Masco Corp. announced the establishment of Masco Ventures, which will invest in companies that advance Masco’s commitment to innovation. A fully owned subsidiary of Masco, Masco Ventures is a $50 million venture capital fund focused on startups that are strategically relevant to Masco’s industry-leading brands, which include Behr paint, Delta and Hansgrohe faucets, bath and

By |2021-02-19T17:23:38-05:00February 19th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

MiSTEM Playbook Pilot Funding Aims To Expand Education Across State

LANSING —The MiSTEM Network announced it will fund $100,000 in grants ($10,000 each) to STEM educators for usability testing of MiSTEM Playbooks that include real-world examples, advice, resources and best practices created by teachers, for teachers, needed to bring STEM learning to life – and cultivate our future workforce. The pilot grant opportunity will help

By |2021-02-19T16:41:30-05:00February 19th, 2021|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government, STEM|

Ann Arbor Becomes Living Lab For Developing City Mobility

DEARBORN - A bustling city’s transportation system can often seem chaotic, especially with more than half of the world’s population moving to urban areas and new mobility services jockeying for space. But as Ford CEO Jim Hackett outlined at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Ford vehicles and other forms of mobility don’t exist independently of

By |2021-02-19T16:42:11-05:00February 19th, 2021|Auto Tech, Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Kalamazoo Pulls Southwest Michigan First Funding After Chatfield Appointment

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously voted to withdraw $10,000 in annual funding for Southwest Michigan First on the same day former GOP House Speaker Lee Chatfield started as the economic development organization’s CEO. The city has directed the funding to Southwest Michigan First’s Council of 100, a public-private regional economic development initiative, since 2015. City

By |2021-02-17T19:42:27-05:00February 17th, 2021|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Two Companies To Invest $7.1 Million In Ann Arbor Area After Getting $1.1 Million In State Grants

LANSING – Two projects generating $7.1 million in private investment will be spent in the Ann Arbor region after receiving $1.1 million in performance-based grants from the Michigan Strategic Fund. Navitas Systems is a leader in integrated design, technology development, and manufacturing of innovative energy-enabled system solutions and energy storage products for commercial, industrial, and government agency

By |2021-02-14T18:29:27-05:00February 13th, 2021|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

XLerateHealth Incubator In Flint Seeks Applicants For Its 2021 Startup Cohort

FLINT - XLerateHealth, a healthcare accelerator, is starting to recruit for its 2021 Flint Startup Cohort. Sebastian Alvim from XLerateHealth will be on MITech TV at 2 pm Feb. 15 to discuss. But here are some of the details: Calling all Flint and Genesee county healthcare entrepreneurs, innovators and startups! Apply for the 2021 XLerateHealth

By |2021-02-13T17:22:36-05:00February 13th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

MPSC, EGLE Join 11 States To Plan For Power Grid Transition To Clean, Distributed Energy

LANSING - Michigan joined 11 states across the country in exploring the comprehensive electricity planning that will be required for states to create a more optimized grid that’s also more affordable for customers. The Michigan Public Service Commission and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy participated in the nationwide Task Force on