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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