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Ten 'Micro Makers' pitch to become the Next Big Thing 

Ten promising companies pitched their novel products to judges and an online audience of more than 50 people in a “MicroMakers Pitch Event,” held Wednesday by the Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University.

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LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator to host 'Micro Makers Pitch Event' 

Ten companies will compete for $35,000 in prizes at the “Micro Makers Pitch Event” to be held on Wednesday, June 22 at Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University. The virtual event will feature startups creating innovative physical products—startups that are being established by historically underrepresented populations in the City of Southfield and Wayne County. 

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Josh Linkner, alumni panel to talk innovation at LTU event 

World-renowned tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner and a panel of accomplished Lawrence Technological University alumni are the headliners at Innovate 2022, an event for innovators to be held at LTU’s Southfield campus Tuesday, April 26.

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LTU to lead foundation's effort to boost engineering research with an entrepreneurial mindset 

Lawrence Technological University is the lead institution on a three-year, $734,000 grant from the Wisconsin-based Kern Family Foundation to improve the participation of undergraduate students in engineering research with an entrepreneurial focus.

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Winners named in LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator client awards 

The Centrepolis Accelerator on the LTU campus, one of a handful of business incubators devoted to manufacturing, named the winners of its second annual Client Awards Wednesday.

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LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator recognized with $1M grant from Ralph Wilson Jr. Foundation to help make more products in southeast Michigan 

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has made a grant of $1 million to Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator to further its mission of assisting “hardware” physical product startups and established small high-tech manufacturing firms in southeast Michigan.

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LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator gets $150,000 NEI grant to support small manufacturers in Wayne County 

The New Economy Initiative has made a $150,000 grant to the Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University to support new and existing small product manufacturers located in Wayne County by members of historically underrepresented groups.

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C3 Accelerator showcases client companies in online event 

The C3 Accelerator, a program of the Centrepolis Accelerator manufacturing business incubator established by Lawrence Technological University and the City of Southfield, brought together the companies supported through the program in a C3 Accelerator Showcase event Thursday, Aug. 26.

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LTU's C3 Accelerator to host 'showcase' for clients, investors 

Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator will hold a C3 Accelerator Showcase from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26.

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EGLE awards Centrepolis Accelerator $1.55M to advance cleantech, sustainability 

The Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University has been granted $1.55 million in seed funding from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for Centrepolis’ C3 Accelerator program, which supports the development and scaling of cleantech, climatech and circular-economy technologies in Michigan.

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