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Advanced manufacturing pitch contest names winners 

Three startup advanced manufacturing companies earned $35,000 in prizes in a virtual pitch contest held to celebrate National Manufacturing Day.

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LTU Accelerator part of National Manufacturing Day pitch event 

The Centrepolis Accelerator, the manufacturing business accelerator operated by Lawrence Technological University and the city of Southfield, is hosting a National Manufacturing Day Virtual Pitch Event on Friday, Oct. 2.

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LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator sets webinar for cleantech firms 

Cleantech companies take note: The Centrepolis Accelerator, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and the United States Department of Energy are hosting an event to highlight the many funding and support resources available that can enable technology commercialization and business growth.

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LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator part of nation's first Industry 4.0 investment fund 

Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator will provide business acceleration services to a new program launched by Automation Alley—an “Industry 4.0 Accelerator,” a national first, designed to help small and medium-sized manufacturing companies navigate an increasingly technologically sophisticated marketplace.

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LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator named top 2019 project in Southfield Excellence Awards 

The Centrepolis Accelerator, a business incubator for manufacturers and product-based businesses, was named Top Project of the Year at last week’s Excellence in Southfield Awards, a program of the Southfield Chamber of Commerce.

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Business, economic leaders celebrate opening of LTU manufacturing incubator 

On National Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 4, Lawrence Technological University and its partners dedicated the Centrepolis Accelerator—a bright, modern space with the latest in high-tech prototyping and virtual reality equipment to help entrepreneurs, designers and dreamers create the next generation of hardware. Early Accelerator clients represent a wide variety of industries, from transportation to gaming, from exercise equipment to defense.

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Manufacturing-centered Centrepolis Accelerator to hold grand opening Oct. 4 

Lawrence Technological University—joined by the City of Southfield and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation—will cut the ribbon on its new manufacturing business accelerator Friday, Oct. 4 during an invitation-only ceremony at 9 a.m.

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LTU places second in nation in contest to develop technologies for people with disabilities 

Lawrence Technological University finished second in the nation in the annual College Design Challenge, held Wednesday in Vienna, Va. by SourceAmerica, a nonprofit that creates employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It’s the third straight year that LTU was named one of the three national finalists in the event.

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LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator sponsoring Hardware Tech Summit for product startups 

The Centrepolis Accelerator, a physical product business incubator established last year by Lawrence Technological University and the city of Southfield, is co-sponsoring the first-ever Michigan Hardware Tech Summit, to be held Wednesday, June 19 at the Lexus Velodrome, 601 Mack Ave. in Detroit.

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LTU gets $75,000 state grant for growth of 'Cleantech' manufacturers, hardware startups 

The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) has awarded a one-year, $75,000 Michigan Cleantech Product Launch Program (MI CPLP) grant to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and the Centrepolis Accelerator to launch a “Cleantech ScaleUp for Success” pilot program.

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