A grand opening event is set for 6 p.m. Monday. The center at 1234 Washington Blvd. will provide free internet and co-working space for its members, officials said. Services are also accessible to nonmembers for a fee. The center will also have workshops, seminars and other resources for Black-owned businesses, officials said.
Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2Tech360 will be held October 1 through 8 online and in various in-person locations throughout the city. a2Tech260 is a week of events celebrating Ann Arbor’s spirit of innovation through experiences, conversations and connections that strengthen and expand the region’s vibrant ecosystem.
Derq, a Detroit- and Dubai-based start-up, has announced that it has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program. Part of the Qualcomm Advantage Network, the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program is designed to connect cities, municipalities, government agencies, and enterprises with an ecosystem of providers offering end-to-end smart city solutions. By connecting members searching for smart city solutions, the program aims to enrich people’s lives through the accelerated transformation of city infrastructure and services.
Apple unveiled its first class of 15 Black- and Brown-owned businesses on the cutting edge of green technology and clean energy, who will join the company’s Impact Accelerator to support equity and opportunity in the environmental sector. Part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, this program will help to combat systemic barriers to opportunity, while also advancing innovative solutions for communities most impacted by climate change.
High speed 5G mobile internet is on its way to all General Motors vehicles that will come off the assembly line for the next 10 years. The Detroit automaker has teamed up with AT&T to raise the bar in automotive connectivity while looking to the future of all-electric and autonomous driving needs. Advancements that will be coming with the new 5G network are improved roadway-centric coverage and faster music and video downloads with higher quality.
Automated driving comes in various forms these days. Tesla’s AutoPilot helps drivers zip around city streets, while more advanced systems like General Motors’ Super Cruise actually lets people take their hands off the wheel under certain circumstances.
DETROIT – Michigan has a small but tightly-knit community of startup entrepreneurs. Michigan has a long history of technology and construction, with the local engineering college established in 1854.
The University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) released a report last week detailing research on telehealth access, cost, and quality at Michigan Medicine clinics and hospitals. The report includes “snapshots” of data that show disparities in access, similar labor costs and productivity levels among video and in-person visits, and clinicians’ perspectives on telehealth.
The Senate’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan includes a $65 billion investment in broadband that the White House says will “deliver reliable, affordable, high-speed internet to every household.”
Awareness and use of the latest manufacturing technology is getting a boost in northwest lower Michigan from a $275,000 Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant.