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  Breaking News

Michigan's Economy To Add 132,000 Jobs By 2016
ANN ARBOR - In their annual November forecast of the Michigan economy, George Fulton and colleagues Joan Crary and Donald Grimes, University of Michigan economists,say the state will add more than 132,000 jobs over the next two years.


U-M Economists Forecast U.S. Economy To Grow At Fastest Pace In A Decade
ANN ARBOR - America's economy should grow at its fastest pace in a decade in 2015, and continue that stronger pace of growth into 2016, economists said at a conference in Ann Arbor on Thursday.


Blaze Medical Devices Wins $200,000 SBIR Grant To Study Blood Damage
ANN ARBOR - Blaze Medical Devices, which is developing novel blood analysis technologies, announced that it has been awarded a $200,000 Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with University of Michigan Health System’s Blood Bank.


Michigan Cyber Initiative 2015 Unveiled At Cyber Summit
DETROIT - Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled the Michigan Cyber Initiative 2015 to an audience of nearly 700 information technology experts and professionals on Monday during what he billed as the North American International Cyber Summit in Detroit.


Michigan Senate Breakthrough As 15.5 Percent Gasoline Tax Passes
LANSING - Long-stymied efforts to increase funding for Michigan's battered roads won a momentous victory Thursday in the Senate with the passage of legislation that hopes to eventually raise more than $1 billion through doubling the gasoline tax.


FCC Chairman Looking For Ways To Bypass Net Neutrality
WASHINGTON DC - In the wake of President Obama's call for the Federal Communications Commission to adopt tighter regulations to preserve a free and open Internet, the agency's chairman is reportedly considering a different tack.


Internet Advisor Podcast: LookUpDetroit, Dreams In Action, Cyber Summit
DETROIT – In this Internet Advisor podcast, find out about LookUpDetroit, Wheat Ridge Ministries, Dreams in Action, the North American Cyber Security Summit with Gary Baker and Richard Stiennon. Also hear headlines from MITechNews.Com.


Internet Advisor Podcast: Microsoft Bank, Windows 10 Preview, Indoor Street View, Put Our Cities On the Map, DAS System For MSU Stadium
DETROIT – In this Internet Advisor podcast, Microsoft Band and Windows 10 Preview, Indoor Street View, Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map initiative, DAS system For MSU Stadium, MITechNews.Com headlines.

  Entrepreneur's Corner

Greak Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Grand Opening Dec. 1
WEST OLIVE - The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a non-profit corporation that provides farmers and entrepreneurs hands-on support to commercialize farm their inventions, will host its grand opening December 1 at 10 a.m.


SBAM, Google, LunaTech 3D Team Up For Free Seminar Dec. 9
LANSING - The Small Business Association of Michigan is teaming up with Google and LunaTech 3D to present a free “Let’s Put Grand Rapids on the Map” seminar Dec. 9.

  New Products/Contracts

Delphi Automotive Partners With Ottomatika For Automated Driving
GILLINGHAM, England - Delphi Automotive PLC will partner with Ottomatika, a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving.


RedEye Partners With NASA To 3D Print Antenna Array Supports
MINNEAPOLIS - RedEye, which provides 3D printing and additive manufacturing services, has partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to 3D print 30 antenna array supports for the FORMOSAT-7 Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate satellite mission.

  Cyber Defense

Efforts To Overhaul NSA Surveillance Setback In U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON DC - Lawmakers' efforts to overhaul some of the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance programs were dealt a setback Tuesday when a reform bill failed to garner enough votes to proceed in the Senate.


Former Michigan CISO Helps Security Mentor Develop New Training
LANSING – Dan Lohrmann, the long-time Michigan Chief Information Security Officer, has spent the past several months accumulating to his new role in the private sector where he is Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer at Security Mentor, which is developing executive training for business executives.


NextEnergy Launches NextChallenge For Advanced Lighting Solutions
DETROIT - NextEnergy on Wednesday launched NextChallenge, a global challenge aimed at inspiring the development of innovative energy solutions.


Michigan PSC First To Use Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing
LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission Monday became the first state energy agency in the nation to make energy efficiency improvements to its new office location using Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.


MichBio Career Center Posts 3 Life Sciences Job Openings
LANSING – The MichBio Career Center has posted three life science jobs, including two high paying gigs in Ann Arbor.


ONL Therapeutics Awarded $1.37 Million SBIR Phase II Grant
ANN ARBOR - ONL Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for preserving sight in a range of retinal diseases, Wednesday announced it has been awarded a $1.37 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract from the National Eye Institute to advance development of ONL101, the company’s lead therapeutic candidate.


Changes To 21st Century Jobs Fund Slated For First Week Of Lame Duck
LANSING - Both the Michigan House and the Senate are expected to take action on a package of bills that would allow the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to streamline all of its reporting requirements on the 21st Century Jobs Fund into one report and increase the amount of community revitalization projects it authorizes.


Michigan Senate Majority Leader-Elect Looks To Energy, Health Care As Priorities
LANSING – Michigan Senate Majority Leader-elect Arlan Meekhof on Wednesday pointed to creating a more well-rounded energy future for Michigan as well as improving access to and quality of the state's regulatory program regarding health care as some of his immediate goals as the next leader of the Senate in January.

  Guest Columns

Michigan Tech Adds Peace Corps Master's International Programs in Computer Science, Electrical, Computer Engineering
HOUGHTON - Michigan Technological University’s award-winning Peace Corps Master’s International program is offering new degree options for students in two departments: computer science and electrical and computer engineering (ECE). The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is also expanding its PCMI programs to include a Master of Geographic Information Science.


Mining Big Data for Greater Business Practices And Profits
DETROIT - Over the past few years, big data has caught the attention of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in a big way.

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