INNOVATION & JOB NEWS

Lawrence Technological University Gets $350,000 NEI Grant for Manufacturing Incubator

The New Economy Initiative (NEI) has awarded a two-year grant of $350,000 to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) for the support of the Centrepolis Accelerator that will expedite the growth of small manufacturers and emerging hardware startups in Southeast Michigan. “We are so grateful for the NEI’s partnership with LTU and...

MI Smart Factory Tours Expose Talent to High-Tech Advanced Manufacturing

Excerpt: It was such a good idea that they wondered why they hadn’t thought of it before. Of course, with all that Automation Alley does to promote Michigan as a hub for advanced manufacturing and technology — or Industry 4.0, as they refer to it — the organization’s new factory tours for...

Water Filtration Manufacturer Plans to Hire 200 People in New Hudson

Excerpt: A 500,000-square-foot plant at which water filtration devices will be assembled, employing at least 200 people to start, is coming to Lyon Township. The township board unanimously approved at its April 1 meeting a special land use request by SI Capital, LLC, for the purpose of putting a HANS...

Rehmann in Troy to Host Cybersecurity Forum

Excerpt: Rehmann, a financial services firm in Troy, will host a Cybersecurity Threats and Best Practices Forum on May 9 at the Detroit Marriott Troy Hotel. Read more.

Ascension Michigan to Get $3.6 Million from Wilson Foundation to Train, Retain Caregivers

Excerpt: The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is putting $15 million behind a three-year pilot aimed at better supporting and retaining entry-level caregivers at health systems in Southeast Michigan, western New York and Cleveland. Read more.

Novi-based Red Level Expands IT Services with Acquisition of Grand Rapids Firm

Excerpt: Novi-based Red Level, a technology and managed services provider, announced its acquisition of Grand Rapids-based business and technology consultancy C/D/H, in February. The combined company, under the Red Level name, will offer expanded business IT services — including custom application development, business analytics and collaboration tools Read more.

Registration Underway for Summer Career Camps at Anton/Frankel Center

Excerpt: For a seventh year, Oakland University is holding its Summer Career Camps for 14- to 18-year-old teens at the OU Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens. The career camps are a unique pre-college experience to help motivated and ambitious college-bound teens choose a college major and future career. Read more.

Psychology collaboration leads to new handbook

Excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology, just published by the Oxford University Press, is edited by Oakland University’s Associate Professor of Psychology, Lisa L.M. Welling, Ph.D., and Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology Todd K. Shackelford, Ph.D. Read more.

Big crowd expected for April 20 for LTUX anime con, gaming expo

Excerpt: LTU Expo (LTUX) 2019, formerly known as the LTU Anime Con and Gaming Expo, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus. The events during the day will take place in the Buell Building, Architecture Building, and other locations around LTU’s campus at 21000 W....

Ford Wixom plant, Summit Place mall projects get $15.5M in state tax breaks

Excerpt: The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved tax incentives for new economic development projects in Waterford Township and Wixom. In one project, a development entity called Summit 327 LLC plans to demolish the defunct Summit Place Mall in Waterford and replace it with a business center of up to 1 million square...

Michigan startups, growth companies highlight new tech as part of Las Vegas’ big CES event

Excerpt: Michigan visionaries in the fields of AI, mobility and autonomous vehicles showcased Detroit as an automobility hub with their best demos, hacks and networking at the Consumer’s Electronics Show (CES), a global convention in Las Vegas of consumer technologies. Many Detroit-based companies, some which have a presence in...

GM to Invest $300M, Add 400 Jobs at Orion Assembly for New Chevrolet EV

Excerpt: General Motors Co. in Detroit announced today that it is investing $300 million in, and adding 400 jobs at, its Orion Township assembly plant to build a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, previously slated for production outside of the U.S. Read more.