State Study IDs Best Spots For EV Charging Stations

LANSING – The ideal locations and the number of electric vehicle chargers along well-traveled Michigan highways were revealed today in a preliminary modeling analysis that is part of a study funded by the Michigan Energy Office. “The uniqueness of this study will put Michigan on the map when it comes to locating a public network of charging

By |2018-12-20T17:22:25-04:00December 20th, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update, ESD|

Lee Gaddis Tells The Story of Gaddis Gaming

ROYAL OAK - Lee Gaddis, founder of Gaddis Gaming incubating at the new Centrepolis at Lawrence Technological University, says he is dedicated to bringing new and exciting products to the leisure and entertainment industry. Gaddis specializes in manufacturing table top game related products that will enhance the social game playing experience both at home or

By |2018-12-20T12:13:57-04:00December 20th, 2018|ESD, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

A123 Gets $2 Billion In New Business

LIVONIA – A123 Systems LLC, the Livonia-based, Chinese-owned manufacturer of lithium ion batteries and energy storage systems, announced that it had achieved $2 billion in new business commitments for the second straight year. Included are high voltage, low voltage, and motorsports applications in various automotive applications in China, Europe, and North America. “A123 saw the substantial

By |2018-12-20T17:21:04-04:00December 18th, 2018|Clean Update, ESD|

LTU, Detroit Church Launch Youth Business Pitch Competition For Faith-Based Organizations

SOUTHFIELD - Lawrence Technological University has partnered with Detroit’s Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church to launch what’s believed to be the first business pitch competition of its kind – one targeting youth at faith-based organizations. Up to 10 Southeast Michigan faith-based organizations will be accepted into the competition, each entering a team of up to five

By |2018-12-16T17:24:03-04:00December 16th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, ESD|

LTU Sophomores Improve Lives Of Persons With Disabilities Through Innovative Products

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University sophomore engineering students once again spent the fall semester designing products to help developmentally disabled people improve their lives. Students worked with the Dearborn-based Services to Enhance Potential (STEP), which finds and manages job placements for the disabled, and ConnectUs, a Livonia-based nonprofit that provides quality programming for individuals with

By |2018-12-15T16:40:20-04:00December 14th, 2018|ESD|

LTU Hosting 800+ High School Students In DECA Business Competition Dec. 14

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University will host the 2018 DECA High School District Competition on Friday, Dec. 14. The university will host more than 800 students from 21 Oakland County high schools in competitive presentations and educational exercises in marketing, business, finance, leadership, and entrepreneurship competency areas. Competitions will be held throughout the university’s Southfield

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26-04:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, ESD, Featured|

Online Tech Acquires Neverfail’s Global Cloud Infrastructure Business

ANN ARBOR — Online Tech, the Ann Arbor-based cloud IT services provider, announced it had acquired the infrastructure-as-a-service and data protection businesses of the Austin, Texas-based IT services provider Neverfail. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Online Tech officials said the acquisition, which includes Neverfail’s five cloud nodes and assets in North America, Europe

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26-04:00December 5th, 2018|ESD|

Internet Data Security Provider Censys Lands $2.6 Million In Seed Funding

ANN ARBOR — Censys Inc., the provider of Internet security data, announced a $2.6 million seed funding round led by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, and Greylock Partners, a Menlo Park, Calif. venture capital firm, along with several angel investors. The funding will help Censys collect more data and provide more insights for customers,

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17-04:00November 29th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Ford’s Corktown Project Gets State Aid, Leads $1 Billion In Expansions

LANSING – The state of Michigan has approved a $209 million tax break over 30 years for Ford Motor Co.’s redevelopment of the long-vacant Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. State officials said the creation of the Michigan Strategic Fund Designated Renaissance Zone will lead to a total private investment of $740 million and the creation

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17-04:00November 29th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|

US Signal To Open Data Center In Van Buren Township

GRAND RAPIDS — US Signal, a provider of data center and other managed IT services, announced that it has started engineering and construction of its newest data center in Wayne County’s Van Buren Township. The new center is planned for opening by Dec. 31, 2019, adding up to 100,000 square feet of additional data center

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17-04:00November 29th, 2018|ESD|