Reports: Michigan Business Owners Remain Optimistic

GRAND RAPIDS - Optimism about the economy remained high going into the third quarter among Michigan businesses surveyed by PNC Bank. In a semi-annual sentiment survey, 45 percent of the responding small and mid-market business owners and executives in Michigan said they feel optimistic about their local economy. That compares to 34 percent who said

By |2018-10-11T11:47:46+00:00October 11th, 2018|News|

Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State To Expand Partnership In Patient Care

DETROIT –Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University announced Friday the organizations have signed a letter of intent to expand their long-term partnership and bring the two Detroit anchor institutions even closer together. This new partnership will create a collaborative model focused on achieving the highest levels of excellence in patient care, a transformational

By |2018-09-28T12:44:41+00:00September 28th, 2018|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, News|

MSU Gets $2 Million DOE Grant To Develop Designs For Long-Duration Storage On US Power Grid

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University, along with its partners Arizona State University, Dresser-Rand, and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, will receive a competitive $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to develop innovative designs for long-duration storage on the United States power grid. MSU’s research is part of the

By |2018-09-21T14:11:54+00:00September 21st, 2018|News|

Michigan University Research Corridor Contributes $18.7 Billion To State Economy

LANSING - Michigan’s University Research Corridor contributed $18.7 billion to the state economy in 2017, up from $16.5 billion in 2015, a report from Anderson Economic Group reports. The impact also marks an increase of 46 percent since 2007, the year the URC was formed and began benchmarking its impact on the state of Michigan.

By |2018-09-13T21:01:28+00:00September 13th, 2018|News, Politics|

MITechNews TV Launches With Auto Tech Channel

ANN ARBOR - MITechNews.Com is expanding its technology video news coverage by adding the first of many topic specific channels - Auto Tech. Editor Mike Brennan attended the Center for Automotive Transportation’s Management Briefing Seminars in August and shot more than a dozen videos interviews with top auto tech decision makers, CEOs, CIOs and other

By |2018-09-07T10:43:25+00:00September 7th, 2018|Auto Tech, Featured, News|

Michigan Ranks 7th Best In Review Of 400 State Government Websites

WASHINGTON - Michigan ranked seventh in a review of 400 state government websites that finds 99 percent fail at least one important measure of performance for page-load speed, mobile-friendliness, security, and accessibility. According to a new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, some states have much better websites than others, but every state

By |2018-08-30T19:07:32+00:00August 30th, 2018|News, Politics|

CAV Mapping Startup Carmera Raises $20 Million In Series B Round Provided By Google Ventures

NEW YORK - Carmera, a mapping and data analytics startup, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding led by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures. Carmera previously raised $6.5 million in an earlier round. The company announced the funding raise along with a few other updates, including a new feature on its autonomous mapping product

By |2018-08-30T17:21:15+00:00August 30th, 2018|Auto Tech, Automation Alley, News|

UM Develops Rechargeable Battery Technology To Extend Electric Vehicle Range

ANN ARBOR—A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells—drastically extending electric vehicle ranges and time between cell phone charges—without taking up any added space. By using a ceramic, solid-state electrolyte, engineers can harness the power of lithium metal batteries without the historic issues of

By |2018-08-16T12:49:18+00:00August 16th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, News|

Plex Systems Hires Hehl As Chief Sales Officer

TROY - Fred Hehl has been hired as chief sales officer for Plex Systems, which develops cloud Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution System software. Hehl brings more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing enterprise technology and providing mission critical cloud systems to businesses around the globe. “Fred brings deep enterprise software experience, an

By |2018-08-07T21:12:51+00:00August 7th, 2018|New Products / Contracts, News|

Networking Giant Cisco To Buy Duo Security For $2.35 Billion

ANN ARBOR - In the biggest tech exit in Michigan history, networking giant Cisco announced Thursday it will buy Ann Arbor-based Duo Security for $2.35 billion in cash and stock. The deal is expected to close by the end of Cisco's fiscal 2019. Duo is an authentication service that focuses on two-factor authorization, helping to

By |2018-08-06T10:06:09+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Featured, News|