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The Evolution Of Metro Community Colleges
Terry Parris Jr.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Metro area community colleges have been remarkably adept at meeting the needs of Michigan's developing knowledge-based economy. From green building to biotechnology to the state's burgeoning film industry, these formerly belittled schools are delivering a timely education at an affordable price. And given their growing enrollment numbers, students are catching on.
Retooling Auto Suppliers For The New Economy: A Q&A with Elizabeth Ardisana
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The buzz word for today is: Diversification. Actually, it's been the buzz word for a long time. But saying and doing are two different things. Elizabeth Ardisana of ASG Renaissance thinks it's never too late for a good idea, and she's helping the auto supplier industry get with the program.
Metromode Radio: Mich Bio Life Sciences Conference
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Michigan is an up coming leader in bio sciences. Thatís the conclusion from a 2 day conference sponsored by the MEDC. The state has the major research universities plus a skilled workforce. It just needs venture capital. Chris McCarus went to the Novi event and spoke with Ann Arbor entrepreneur Rich Farkas.
Could Life Sciences Become Michigan's Core Industry?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The handwriting is on the wall: SE Michigan's economy needs to develop new industries in order to thrive. Given the power and prestige of our local research universities and the fact that biotech startups are popping up like dandelions, some see the life sciences industry as our next best hope.
In Pfizer's Wake
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Pfizer walks out the door and opportunity comes in through the window. Ann Arbor takes inspiration from another Michigan community's post-Pfizer successes and seeds the ground with start ups, SPARK and state support.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Lisa Kurek can show you the money. As the Managing Partner of Biotechnology Business Consultants she has brought in more than $40 million in grant funding for Michigan companies. Lisa will be writing about the impact of grant funding on the state's economy and offer tips for small businesses interested in pursuing funding.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Stephen T. Rapundalo, PhD. is the Executive Director of MichBio, the main trade organization for Michigan's life sciences and biotechnology industry. He will be writing about what Michigan can and should do to foster and improve its life sciences industry.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Mike is president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK.
A passionate advocate for the transformation of Michigan's high-tech economy he also managed the MEDCís $1 billion Michigan Life Sciences Corridor initiative between 2000 and 2002. Mike will be wriing about who's making a difference in the Michigan and why.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Metromode's guest blogger this week is Doug Rothwell, president of Detroit Renaissance. Here's what he has to say about transforming the region's economy.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Technology and medicine are partnering to create some exciting new therapies for patients. Case in point: Ann Arbor's Axiobionics, which has developed neuro-prosthetics that help rehabilitate and control pain for patients suffering from spinal chord injuries, stroke, and other nervous system injuries.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
From co-founder Collin Rich's kitchen table to the offices of U-M's Tech Transfer office to shipping high tech cytometers to labs all over the world, Accuri Cytometers is the model for Ann Arbor startup know-how.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Xoran Technologies is on a mission to cut healthcare costs through efficiency and innovation. It's been a winning strategy for both the company and Ann Arbor's growing life sciences industry.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Take a look inside TechTown, a home to technology start-ups in Detroit. Video producer Tom Hendrickson offers a guided tour.
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