Pure Michigan Regional Advertising Campaign Launches

LANSING – As travelers look ahead to sunny days and warmer temperatures, the award-winning Pure Michigan advertising campaign returns for audiences across the Midwest to inspire both spring and summer travel this season. The campaign also encourages safe travel across the state during a critical time for the tourism industry as it continues to recover

By |2021-04-12T19:24:34-04:00April 12th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

West Michigan VR/AR Company Solves Head-Mounted Display Issues

GRAND RAPIDS - IMMY Inc. — originally formed in 2002 in Detroit — is developing a display system aimed at curing the typical problems that accompany current head-mounted displays used for virtual and augmented reality. These displays — like Microsoft’s HoloLens, Facebook’s Oculus and MagicLeap — tend to cause eye fatigue, motion sickness and other

By |2021-04-05T10:09:00-04:00April 5th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Gilbert Family Foundation, Rocket Community Fund To Make $500 Million Philanthropic Investment In Detroit

DETROIT - The Gilbert Family Foundation and Rocket Community Fund on Thursday announced an unprecedented and transformational $500 million philanthropic investment over the next ten years, to be accomplished through strategic contributions to community organizations that will build economic opportunity in Detroit neighborhoods. The Gilbert Family Foundation will contribute $350 million, and the Rocket Community

By |2021-03-25T21:19:10-04:00March 25th, 2021|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Self-Driving Ann Arbor Robot Delivery Startup Raises $4.2 Million

ANN ARBOR - University of Michigan spin-out robot developer Refraction AI has raised $4.2 million in seed funding. The company in 2019 created the REV-1 robot, a lightweight, self-driving robot that delivers food and groceries to Ann Arbor residents. Customers can order deliveries from Cafe Zola, Miss Kim, The Jagged Fork, Ray’s Red Hots, Tios Mexican Cafe and

By |2021-03-18T19:58:15-04:00March 18th, 2021|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Start-Up Canoo’s Electric Pickup Truck Has Bubble Windshield, Converts To Camper

DETROIT - Canoo is an electric automaker start-up with a reputation for producing cars with a unique aesthetic. It certainly lived up to that reputation with the unveiling of its new electric pickup truck on Thursday. The new pickup, which will begin preorders in the second quarter of 2021 before hitting the market in 2023,

By |2021-03-19T14:53:57-04:00March 18th, 2021|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Detroit Advertisement Video Creation Platform Hires New COO

DETROIT–Waymark, a platform for creating video advertising, announced today that veteran technology executive Matthew Saskin has joined the company as COO. Saskin will lead Waymark’s strategic planning, go-to-market process, and overall growth of the company. He will also be tasked with improving operational efficiency and scaling the team to serve a growing base of customers.

By |2021-03-14T18:27:02-04:00March 13th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Macomb Community College, LIFT Partner to Deliver “Operation Next” Advanced Manufacturing Training

DETROIT – LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, today announced that it has partnered with Macomb Community College to provide advanced manufacturing training opportunities through the institute’s “Operation Next” program. “Operation Next” is an innovative, self-paced, manufacturing-focused training and credentialing program, which blends hands-on with virtual learning available to employees of Detroit-area small and

By |2021-03-11T20:34:23-05:00March 11th, 2021|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Commerce Department Invests $2.4 Million in CARES Act To Expand Manufacturing Skills Programs at Alpena Community College

ALPENA – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $2.4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Alpena Community College, Alpena, to renovate space on campus to create an advanced manufacturing lab and an updated welding shop. This EDA grant, to be matched with $600,000 in local investment, is expected to

By |2021-02-19T16:30:15-05:00February 19th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

SpaceX Accepting $99 Preorders For Starlink Satellite Internet Service As Musk Eyes IPO

SAN FRANCISCO - Elon Musk’s SpaceX has widened the scope of the public beta test of its Starlink satellite internet service, saying it is accepting preorders from potential customers. Prospective Starlink users can enter a service address on the company’s website, with preorders available for $99. Some regions show preorder messages that say SpaceX is “targeting

By |2021-02-10T19:15:27-05:00February 10th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Virtual Seminar From GVSU Teaches How To Become Successful Exporter

DETROIT - For those responsible for export or compliance, this seminar will provide a foundational understanding of the most important things you need to know to be a successful exporter. You will also learn about valuable resources available to help your company grow its exports. Join us as we discuss: Understanding Export Transactions Creating Export

By |2021-02-07T09:11:05-05:00February 7th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|