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Michigan Tech, AVL and ESD Provide Free Training for Michigan Auto Engineers
Thursday, September 03, 2009 (1336 reads)


Michigan Technological University, AVL and The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) are reaching out to help Michigan's automotive engineers prepare for the industry's movement into sustainable hybrid vehicle technology. A semester-long course, Advanced Propulsion for Hybrid Vehicles with Concentration in Battery Engineering, will be offered tuition-free to 100 students this fall. For more information, visit or call (248) 353-0735.

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Capital Ideas: Bryan Ritchie
Thursday, September 03, 2009 (1261 reads)


Utah native Bryan Ritchie epitomizes the kind of talent Michigan's Capital region wants to attract. He has a Ph.D. from Emory University, he’s entrepreneurial and he’s worldly. He speaks Thai and Laotian, spent more than four weeks this year teaching and traveling in Bangkok, Thailand and Laos and is set to travel to Brazil in November.

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SmartStart ropes in 25 new start-ups for the city
Thursday, September 03, 2009 (1082 reads)


Another 25 start-ups have signed up for space in TechTown so far this year in what the business incubator hopes will become a trend. These businesses came into TechTown through its SmartStart program.

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Macomb-OU Incubator hosts grand opening in Sterling Heights
Thursday, September 03, 2009 (1525 reads)


The people behind the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator plan to start showing off their new place in Sterling Heights. The INCubator, 7205 Sterling Ponds Court, will focus on developing start-ups specializing in defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and alternative energy. However, many of the firms will likely be defense-oriented because of its proximity to a number of defense contractor offices.

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Oakland U greenlights new human health building
Thursday, September 03, 2009 (1101 reads)


Oakland University's healthcare curriculum is about to become a bit healthier now that the school plans to build a new Human Health Building. The 160,000 foot building will house the university's schools or Nursing and Health Sciences. The building will be build on the northwest corner of the university campus and is expected to open in 2010.

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Stretching the Medical Mile
Thursday, September 03, 2009 (1248 reads)


The Medical Mile winding through the Hillside District of downtown Grand Rapids may have just gotten a whole lot longer through a new alliance of the healing arts and the information superhighway.

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