More than 20 U.P. companies attend DARPA workshop to learn how to compete and win government contracts

HOUGHTON, Michigan (June 20, 2014) – More than 20 representatives from Michigan Technological University and Upper Peninsula businesses participated in a free training workshop, May 28, to learn how to compete for and win Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contracts. “Understanding and Navigating DARPA Research and Development, a Michigan-Sponsored Workshop,” was hosted by MTEC SmartZone.

U.P. companies invited to DARPA training workshop to learn how to compete for and win contracts

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.

Nitrate Elimination Company, Inc. receives EPA approval for Enzymatic Nitrate Determination

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.

Leinonen earns global business credential to help companies expand internationally

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

MTEC SmartZone graduate honored as one of 2014 ‘Michigan 50 Companies to Watch’

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.

Dematic, MTEC SmartZone tenant, grows services and jobs in the U.S. with software product

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.

MTEC SmartZone’s SmartStart program assists 35 start-ups, creates 20 new local jobs, earning Keweenaw Spark Plug award for ‘Growth’

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.