Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report
Solar power, Star Trek replicators, new antiviral drugs, more green energy, and a research showplace for the Great Lakes. Yep, just another day at Michigan Technological University Friday as the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report 2012 Fall Tech Tour got into full swing.
Greetings from the Upper Peninsula, as the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report 2012 Fall Tech Tour is officially under way.
A cool new business incubator, a bunch of nifty Web companies, and a company doing amazing high-tech particle physics provide a fitting wrap-up to Matt’s tour around high-tech Michigan
Just tell the rest of the family it’s a mere commutermobile. Because if they ever figure out how much fun a 2012 Ford Focus SEL is to drive, you may never get the wheel back.
This is, after all, the town that gave the world pills that actually work, in the 19th Century. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the endless inventiveness of the life sciences community in Kalamazoo.
Downtown Grand Rapids is an amazing place these days, and I got just a tiny little peek at a few of the companies helping make it amazing Wednesday, Day Seven of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.
The Mid-Michigan Innovation Center is dead! Long live the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center! The business incubator at the eastern Midland city limits on Ashman Road, all 112,000 square feet of it, lies mostly empty and quiet. Dow Chemical Co., its owner, plans to tear it down after the last tenants move out at the end of the month. But there will still be a Mid-Michigan Innovation Center, I learned on Tuesday, Day Six of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.
The Traverse City area is probably best known for beaches, sand dunes, wine and cherries. But there’s a big and growing technology industry up in God’s Country, too, as I learned Monday on Day Five of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.
Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to the Traverse City area took a little longer than I thought it might because of a couple of really fascinating stops on Saturday, Day Three of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.
Michigan’s oldest city dates back to the 1660s. Its most famous feature, locks that get freighters around treacherous rapids between Lake Superior and the Lake Michigan-Huron system, date back to the 1850s. But stay tuned. Sault Ste. Marie might just be famous for something else pretty soon, something at the farthest reaches of technology.