Talon Research, a former MTEC SmartZone Company, Receives Keweenaw Spark Plug Award for ‘Innovation’

HOUGHTON, Michigan (February 28, 2013) – Talon Research, a graduate company of the MTEC SmartZone Lakeshore Center, has been given the 2012 Keweenaw “Spark Plug Award” for Innovation.

Each year, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), and co-host MTEC SmartZone sponsor the Keweenaw Spark Plug Awards.

The Innovation award recognizes companies that pursue commercialization of new, innovative products or services that have significant promise for local economic growth and employment.

MTEC SmartZone Earns Keweenaw Spark Plug Award for 'Growth'

HOUGHTON, Michigan (February 25, 2013) -- MTEC SmartZone, a high-tech business incubator in Houghton, Michigan, contributed significantly to the economic vibrancy of the local business community in 2012, creating over 50 jobs. For that reason, they received a Keweenaw Spark Plug Award for "Growth."


Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), and co-host MTEC SmartZone, sponsored the annual Keweenaw Spark Plug Awards to recognize area businesses for extraordinary successes in 2012. Businesses were nominated by Chamber and KEDA members.

MTEC SmartZone Hires New Start-Up Business Consultant

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 16, 2013) – Entrepreneurs are faced with many unique challenges when starting a new technology company, from formulating successful business plans to securing start-up funds. The process can be emotional and discouraging, yet exciting and invigorating. To help early stage firms overcome these challenges, MTEC SmartZone has hired experienced startup business consultant Jeff Banker.


MTEC SmartZone Wins Statewide Marketing Award

HOUGHTON, MI (October 26, 2012) – Houghton, Michigan’s MTEC SmartZone garnered two first-place awards in a recent marketing competition with other statewide economic development organizations.

MTEC SmartZone Welcomes CONTROLTEC with Chamber Ribbon Cutting

HOUGHTON, MI (October 4, 2012) – MTEC SmartZone’s Fortune 500 Formula, a company attraction program, has grown to include vehicle data acquisition and analysis software company CONTROLTEC. MTEC SmartZone officially welcomed the downstate Michigan-based company with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new satellite office in the Lakeshore Center in Houghton, on October 4.