Tony Vernaci, President, AIAM,(Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan) joins MBN's Jeffrey Mosher on this segment of Michigan Business Beat.
Global innovation platform to hold first Detroit Summit on
Chris Holman interviewed Amanda Roraff, PlanetM Operations Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, out of Detroit. Representatives from Michigan’s mobility ecosystem – including 40 startups, 60 corporate entities and educational institutions from across the state – are coming together today, on Wednesday, July 11, at Little Caesars Arena for a first-of-its-kind Detroit Summit featuring a day of pitches, exhibits, demos and one-on-one meetings.
The event is being hosted by Plug and Play – the world’s largest global innovation platform – in partnership with PlanetM and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Detroit was a natural choice for an event, given the city’s reputation as a leader in transportation innovation.
PlanetM Launches grant program to support mobility startups Derq, MDOT, Mcity announced as first partners
of two-part program
Detroit, Mich. — Mobility startups now have access to more than $1 million in grant funding, thanks to a new statewide PlanetM program announced today. The two-part program, one of the first of its kind, includes a PlanetM Pilot Grant and a PlanetM Testing Grant, was unveiled during the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting held in Detroit, MI.
June 21st update: Jeffrey Mosher interviewed Amanda Roraff, PlanetM Operations Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, out of Detroit. They discuss this announcement and the Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative and the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge.
Lansing, MI – The City of Lansing, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), and Macritchie Storage are pleased to announce the Grand Opening Celebration of a newly remodeled building at 506 S Hosmer Street in Lansing. The facility has been transformed into CubeSmart Self-Storage, which offers 600 climate controlled self-storage units, as well as secured parking spaces for RV and boat storage.
From working with global leaders to challenging innovative startups for solutions, Michigan is putting a strong focus on building smart infrastructure and protecting vehicle and driver data. These fundamental pieces to advancing connected and driverless technologies are all part of the year 'round work being done on Planet M to advance the mobility of tomorrow. Here are some of the latest news announcements you might have missed.
Trevor Pawl, Group Vice President, Planet M
LANSING, MI – Today, the City of Lansing annouced a new matching grant opportunity for commericial, mixed-use, and office spaces outside of the downtown area. The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to $15,000 in one-to-one reimbursed matching funds for new permanent structural and aestheic improvements in critical areas of the City.
Pure Michigan Business Connect and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are excited to announce the fourth annual Pure Michigan Agribusiness Summit! This full day matchmaking initiative will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace (46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374) on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Featuring multiple opportunities for all companies invited to attend, this event will create a platform linking buyers to Michigan growers and processors.
Michigan State University, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, will be hosting the Spartan Showcase: Business Inclusion Summit on March 14 at MSU’s College of Human Medicine in Flint, MI. Both the MSU buying community and select MSU suppliers will be meeting with outside suppliers of all backgrounds.