MTEC SmartZone helps two local companies earn cash at statewide business competition

REL, Inc. and LiteBrake Tech, LLC among more than 200 entrants at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

HOUGHTON, Michigan (December 2, 2013) – With support and entrepreneurial coaching from MTEC SmartZone, two local companies that competed in North America’s largest business plan competition mid-November in Detroit returned home winners.

MTEC SmartZone supports GreenForces Initiative with a start-up grant

5 local technology, manufacturing companies collaborate with Michigan Tech to target the aerospace and defense industries

Houghton, Michigan (November 18, 2013) – With aerospace and defense budget cuts, those industries are working harder to find solutions that keep America globally competitive and safe. As a result, the companies who service those industries also have to be more creative to deliver more for less.

MTEC SmartZone tenant, LiteBrake Tech, visits China with Governor Rick Snyder

HANCOCK, Michigan (October 15, 2013) – MTEC SmartZone tenant company LiteBrake Tech, LLC, was one of eight Michigan-based auto parts companies selected to accompany Governor Rick Snyder on a mid-September trade mission to China. The trip was organized by Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Pure Michigan Export Program to strengthen overseas trade relationships, attract job- creating business investments, and promote Michigan as a tourist destination.

MTEC SmartZone, Michigan Tech Career Services connect students with companies during Career Fair

HOUGHTON, Michigan (September 27, 2013) – The number one reason companies open satellite offices at MTEC SmartZone is the top-notch technical student talent. Michigan Technological University student engineers are in high demand by technology companies that visit campus during Career Fair every year. MTEC SmartZone tenant companies have ready access to all of Michigan Tech's facilities. This proximity to campus gives them a strategic recruiting advantage and makes student-company connections possible.

MTEC SmartZone Lakeshore Center tenant, ControlTec, to move into Powerhouse business incubator to accommodate growth

HOUGHTON, Michigan (August 26, 2013) – ControlTec, a vehicle data acquisition and analysis software start-up headquartered in Allen Park, Mich., is expanding its satellite office at MTEC SmartZone to help it meet their growing market demand.

MTEC SmartZone’s high-tech office space and access to Michigan Technological University student talent is a great complement to ControlTec’s resource needs. Student employees benefit by gaining hands-on experience performing real project work.