After launching a platform this August to connect field hockey players around the world with coaches and teams, an Ann Arbor company is already looking to expand its reach into other sports.
Switched Source LLC, a 2017 spinoff from Michigan State University, is partnering with NextEnergy, the Detroit-based nonprofit that works to advance energy technologies, and has moved into the Tech Town incubator across the street to commercialize its power-grid technology. The tech has been heavily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, program, which supports promising energy technologies that are too early for private sector investment. ARPA-E first awarded Switched Source with a $2.4 million grant in 2011, followed by a $1.5 million grant last year.
Major financial and research support from the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill., have put a jolt in Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC, a Holland-based spinoff from Michigan State University that hopes to reduce or eliminate the danger of lithium-ion batteries overheating and exploding from being overcharged.
Today, Uru Sports, the leading global field hockey connection platform, announced the release of its premium membership programs and features for both athletes and teams. Uru Sports is an online platform that connects field hockey players and teams across the globe, as part athlete and roster search engine, and part social network.
Black Pine Engineering, a manufacturer of advanced compressor engines, has been accepted into the Proto Accelerator phyiscal product program run by the capital region’s economic development agency, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.
Michigan State University’s position as an entrepreneurship and innovation hub earned global accolades by the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, or GCEC.
An Airbnb for empty car seats, a cavity-diagnosis tool and an app for gaining weight are among 24 semifinalists set to duke it out for a share of $1 million in the ninth annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.
Selected from more than 500 nominated companies, the winners represent the most enterprising startup companies in five focus segments: Sensors/Electronics/IOT, Food/Health/Fitness, Fintech, Blockchain/AI/ML/DL and Manufacturing/In Vehicle Technologies/Mobility. The TiE20 winners will be honored with awards of excellence at TiECon Detroit 2018 on Saturday, October 06, 2018, at 6:00 p.m at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, Michigan.