The Inside Story On TechTown’s Purchase Of The NextEnergy Center

The Inside Story On TechTown’s Purchase Of The NextEnergy Center

ROYAL OAK – Wayne State University bought the NextEnergy Center, the state of Michigan’s advanced energy industry accelerator, and will transform it into a center for university-industry collaboration and research.

Ned Staebler, president of TechTown, joins Matt Roush and Mike Brennan to explain why Wayne State spent $6.6 million to create Detroit Urban Solutions, a technology innovation consortium. The building has been rechristened as the Wayne State Industry Innovation Center (I2C).

This partnership among Wayne State, TechTown Detroit and NextEnergy, are collaborating with other organizations. DUS will focus on smart cities technologies, including mobility, energy, digital health and civic technologies.

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By |2018-06-06T14:55:53+00:00June 6th, 2018|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

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Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

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