Research + Innovation

Research and development activities in Oakland County cover a wide spectrum of today’s leading technologies, including advanced electronics and controls, aerospace, alternative energy, communications, life sciences and transportation. More than one third of Michigan’s R & D facilities are located in Oakland County. That includes almost half of the state’s automotive research and development operations.

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Coulter Unveils Innovative Economic Strategy Focusing on Diversification, Workforce and Community Development

Oakland County Executive David Coulter has launched a new economic development strategy for the county. It aims to spur innovation, investment and growth through a focus on digitized manufacturing, regional collaboration, environmental sustainability and increased workforce education and training.

Free Cybersecurity Website Launched as Oakland County Honored as National Tech Leader for 16th Consecutive Year

Oakland County has launched a cybersecurity website that offers residents, schools, businesses and neighboring counties cybersecurity training, advice and connections to help them prepare and defend themselves from cybercriminals...

Going Mobile: Leading the Way in Connected Vehicle Research and Planning

By M.J. GalbraithWhen it comes to the future of connected mobility, Oakland County is playing the long game.It’s a measured approach to the exciting technology that links vehicles to...

At the Nexus of Industry 4.0

Oakland County is the poster child for Industry 4.0.A moniker for what has come to be known as the fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 represents the confluence of artificial...

The World Turns — to Oakland County

Governments and companies all over the world know about Oakland County. That’s not just a boast from county officials — though Oakland County is certainly proud of its world renown.It’s...

Featured Videos

Featured Video: J&B Medical and Health Net Connect

J & B Medical was established in 1994 and since has become one of the fastest growing and most successful medical distribution companies in the world. J & B...

Featured Video: Welcome to the New OakGov.com

The new OakGov.com, designed for you from the ground up to be used wherever you are. Content is presented in 3 simple choices: Our most Popular Links, County Departments...

Featured Video: Valeo North America

Oakland County's International Business video series continues with Françoise Colpron, the President of Valeo North America, an automotive parts manufacturing company which is headquartered in Troy with additional offices...

Featured Video: The Robot Garage

At The Robot Garage, LEGO toys and robotics adventures are more than just childhood pastimes. Located in a converted warehouse in Birmingham's Rail District, this imagination laboratory hosts building...

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