Five UP Tech Companies Band Together For Defense WorkA new collaboration of five Upper Peninsula manufacturing technology companies, along with the Houghton tech business accelerator MTEC SmartZone and Michigan Technological University, is pitching its expertise to the aerospace and defense industries.
Four High-Tech UP Firms Semifinalists In Accelerate MichiganFour companies from the western Upper Peninsula are among 50 semifinalists in North America's largest business plan competition, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.
Michigan Tech Professor Takes A Journey On Streetcars PastBill Sproule’s expertise in transportation -- and a love of history and rail transportation -- has led to a book on streetcars that once carried passengers up and down Michigan's remote Keweenaw Peninsula.
UP Hospital To Be Sold To For-Profit CompanyThe Portage Health Board of Directors has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with LifePoint Hospitals (Nasdaq:LPNT), a for-profit hospital company based in Brentwood, Tenn.
UP Firm Installs Nearly 5,000 Free Energy Saving Kits In 2012Nearly 5,000 Michigan utility customers participated in Blue Terra Energy’s free energy-saving kit installation program in 2012. Customers saved, on average, about $250 a year per household.
ShoreWaves Internet Connects Rural ResidentsA new Upper Peninsula Internet service provider called ShoreWaves says it has opened a new high-speed Internet service for customers in remote areas of northern Houghton County.
MTEC SmartZone Client Lasalletech Receives $50K Grant to Expand into New MarketsLaSalle Technology Group LLC announced it had received a state Business Accelerator Fund grant of $50,000. They will use the funds to employ two marketing agencies to assist them in growing their customer base in the financial trade market.
Michigan Tech To Study Sleep ApneaIn a new collaboration, researchers from Michigan Techological University’ and Portage Health are working together to study sleep disorders, focusing on sleep apnea.
Talon Research Inc. Graduates from MTEC SmartZoneTalon Research Inc., the newest tenant to graduate from MTEC SmartZone, celebrated the official opening of its new location in Hancock with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce.
State Grant Advances UP Firm's High Tech Bridge Inspection GearTalon Research Inc. said Thursday it had received a Business Accelerator Fund grant of $44,000, which will be used to incorporate technology that complements its increasingly popular BridgeGuard infrared highway inspection equipment.
MTEC SmartZone - Finlandia Entrepreneur Support Center Honored In D.C.ESC's high-tech facility features business-grade computer and telecommunications equipment along with professional business consultants. In just over a year, more than 60 entrepreneurs received services and 32 LLCs have been filed.