Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

LTU Takes Second Place At Its 10th Annual Innovation Encounter

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University finished second among seven teams in its 10th annual Innovation Encounter competition, in which students solve real-world engineering and business problems for a corporate client. This year, Eaton Corp. provided the business problem to be tackled for the competition. The University of Toledo finished first in the event, while one of three

By |2019-10-23T19:27:15-05:00October 23rd, 2019|ESD|

Stardock App Lets Users Assign Actions To Specific Screen Locations

PLYMOUTH—Stardock Corp. has released new software called TouchTasks, a productivity app that allows users to assign tasks to specific locations on the edge of their touch screen. TouchTasks works by taking advantage of the fact that the touch sensitive area of a touch screen is larger than the display part of the screen. As a

By |2019-10-23T19:27:15-05:00October 23rd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Holland Software Developer Gets Investment, New CEO From NYC Private Equity Firm

HOLLAND—Seaport Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm, announced that it has made a strategic investment in Rutherford & Associates Inc.. Rutherford provides software for beverage distributors, including route accounting, warehouse management, forecasting, and mobile sales capabilities through its proprietary product, eoStar. Seaport funded the investment through Seaport Capital Partners V, a $230 million

By |2019-10-23T19:34:49-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Consumers Energy Taps San Francisco Company For Residential Battery Storage Pilot

JACKSON—Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, announced a collaboration with Sunverge, a San Francisco, Calif.-based provider of rooftop solar and home energy management systems, for a Consumers Energy residential battery storage pilot. “We are conducting this pilot to test and measure how aggregated battery storage may have the potential to offer benefits to Michigan’s electric grid

By |2019-10-23T19:27:16-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

WWJ Cybersecurity Panel At LTU Offers Advice To The ‘Pwned’

SOUTHFIELD—Have you been pwned? Probably. But you’re also in good company, according to panelists on a WWJ Leaders & Innovators discussion on cybersecurity, held Thursday morning at Lawrence Technological University. Using the hacker term for “owned,” panelists recommended checking one’s email at a website, haveibeenpwned.com, to see whether personal information had been breached in a

By |2019-10-17T10:39:21-05:00October 17th, 2019|Cyber Defense, ESD|

LTU Takes Second Place In Its Grand Prix

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University’s Formula SAE car finished second among nine participating schools in its 11th annual Grand Prix, organized by LTU’s Blue Devil Motorsports student racing organization. Wayne State University took first place in the event, while Oakland University finished third. Other participating colleges and universities were Ferris State University, Hope College, Kettering University, the

By |2019-10-16T20:37:48-05:00October 16th, 2019|ESD|

LLamasoft Adds Tax, Tariff, Duty Analysis

ANN ARBOR—LLamasoft, the developer of supply chain analysis and design software. Announced that its software now offers analytics for evaluating alternate business strategies in response to new international taxes and duties. Company officials said the enhanced capability gives multinational enterprises the ability to fully evaluate new sourcing, procurement, and distribution strategies to minimize the impact

Ann Arbor Spark Sets Recruitment ‘Tech Homecoming’ For Thanksgiving Eve

ANN ARBOR—The night before Thanksgiving is Michigan’s biggest bar night, with college students and young adults returning home and celebrating with friends before spending Thanksgiving Day with family. So how about if they kick off that night with a job search? Ann Arbor Spark is doing just that, offering a free chance to connect job

By |2019-10-16T20:37:48-05:00October 16th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

BAE Gets Deal For Army Tank Rescue Vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS—BAE Systems has been awarded a $148.3 million contract by the United States Army to upgrade 43 M88A1 heavy-lift vehicles for added capability to evacuate damaged or stranded combat vehicles from the battlefield. This continues the upgrade of the M88A1 to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift System (HERCULES) configuration to increase

By |2019-10-10T19:37:36-05:00October 10th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Business, Economic Leaders Celebrate Opening Of LTU Manufacturing Incubator

SOUTHFIELD - On National Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 4, Lawrence Technological University and its partners dedicated the Centrepolis Accelerator—a bright, modern space with the latest in high-tech prototyping and virtual reality equipment to help entrepreneurs, designers and dreamers create the next generation of hardware. Early Accelerator clients represent a wide variety of industries, from transportation

By |2019-10-10T18:12:16-05:00October 10th, 2019|ESD|