U-M announces plans for facility to test automated vehicles

Written by David Lampe Executive Director, Strategic Communications, University of Michigan Office of Research The Board of Regents on Friday approved plans to proceed with the design of a unique environment for testing connected and automated vehicles. The facility, which simulates a dynamic urban environment, is a critical element of a joint project with industry and government to develop and implement an entire system of connected and automated... [Read More...]

Dear Chicago: I Now Know Why People Call You “The Windy City”

Chicago skyline created a great backdrop for our MichAgain event After grabbing a quick lunch at RJ Grunts, we were ready to go prepare for our MichAGAIN Alumni event in Chicago. We spread the good news that is coming out of Michigan at Maggiano’s restaurant downtown. We welcomed over 50 excited alumni from various Michigan Universities. There was definitely a strong University of Michigan presence, but we also had many representatives... [Read More...]

New Board of Directors Announced at Annual Meeting

New members to the Ann Arbor SPARK board of directors are Dr. Susan W. Martin, president, Eastern Michigan University, and John Hieftje, mayor, City of Ann Arbor.  New to the Ann Arbor SPARK executive committee are Elliot Forsyth, senior vice president, human resources and operations, ProQuest, Jan Garfinkle, managing director, Arboretum Ventures, Leigh R. Greden, executive director of government and community relations, Eastern Michigan University,... [Read More...]

SPARK Annual Meeting

Ann Arbor SPARK is driving the region forward and helping to create viable economic opportunities for businesses, job seekers and employers. Our work has led to creation and retention of thousands of jobs in the region, new business location and business expansion as well as millions in new investment.  In a time when communities are struggling, SPARK is working hard to diversify our local economy and generate meaningful collaborations that result... [Read More...]