HOUGHTON, Michigan (April 30, 2014) – In May, MTEC SmartZone is hosting a free training workshop for Upper Peninsula companies interested in learning how to compete for and win Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contracts. “Understanding and Navigating DARPA Research and Development, a Michigan-Sponsored Workshop,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 28, at the Advanced Technology Development Complex in Houghton. Breakfast and a light lunch will be provided.
LAKE LINDEN, Michigan (April 28, 2014) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has notified Nitrate Elimination Company, Inc. (NECi) of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that NECi’s accurate and cost-effective method for nitrate analysis “meets all requirements for measurement of nitrate and combined nitrate-nitrite in wastewater.” The NECi method is an environmentally friendly replacement for the old cadmium-based method – using nitrate reductase in the place of cadmium – and is the first enzyme-based method for regulatory analysis of water approved in the U.S.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (April 16, 2014) – MTEC SmartZone has a special interest in helping local companies succeed in international markets. This brings dollars in from outside the United States creating local jobs and fueling the economy.
MTEC SmartZone Program and Finance Director Jonathan Leinonen recently earned the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential from the National Association of Small Business
HANCOCK, Michigan (March 28, 2014) – BridgeGuard®, Inc., an infrared and HD visual bridge scoping company that developed and graduated out of MTEC SmartZone in 2012, is among the elite group of 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.”
Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) that honors businesses – second-stage or recently launched – and their supporters who greatly contribute to overall growth of Michigan’s economy.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 26, 2014) – Dematic, a global supplier of material-handling systems for factory and distribution centers, has maintained a satellite office at MTEC SmartZone’s Lakeshore Center since May 2012. The Houghton location employs five Michigan Technological University student interns and 10 full-time staff who support Dematic’s research and development functions at its North America headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Among major corporations that utilize Dematic’s distribution systems are Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, Abercrombie & Fitch and Toys “R” Us.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 14, 2014) – SmartStart, MTEC SmartZone’s entrepreneurial coaching program, received the Keweenaw Spark Plug award for “Growth,” during the second annual local business awards ceremony. The Keweenaw Spark Plug Awards are presented by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), along with co-sponsors MTEC SmartZone and Keweenaw Young Professionals. The event is designed to recognize local business and individuals for their efforts in 2013.
HANCOCK, Michigan (February 19, 2014) – “Handbook of Financial Data and Risk Information” is a comprehensive reference for the technical, operational, regulatory and political issues in collecting, measuring, and managing financial data. Its audience ranges from financial industry practitioners and regulators responsible for implementing risk management systems, to system integrators and software firms.