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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Jonathon TammDynamics  Dynamics Group Wins Manufacturer Of The Week Award  Based in Madison Heights, Michigan, Dynamics Group helps companies design & engineer their tools, prototypes, and parts. For more information, visit or email “We are proud to announce we were awarded the Manufacturer of the week by more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article, New Partnerships
Friday, April 09, 2021
Following a national search, Oakland University has selected Elaine K. Carey, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She will begin her role on June 30, 2021.  Dr. Carey currently serves as founding dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Science at Purdue University Northwest, where she has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility since 2017. In her more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Troy, MI – March 2021 – Leading ARAS systems integration partners, PROSTEP, is now a PLATINUM sponsor at this year’s ARAS ACE2021 event. As a longtime ARAS partner, PROSTEP gives ARAS users the engineering products and services to successfully increase productivity, reduce costs, and provide end-to-end traceability with an integrated engineering framework, OpenPDM. OpenPDM connectors extend more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, General News Article
Monday, March 29, 2021
The Oakland University Center for Autism is offering a free virtual event series for Autism Awareness Month in April. The series will highlight various topics, including World Autism Day, jobs in the autism field, personal insights about living with autism, and autism research at OU.  Autism Series Kick-off on World Autism Awareness Day Friday, April 2, Noon *This is World Autism Awareness more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
For a second straight election cycle, Oakland University has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The designation is valid through December 2022.  The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus initiative is to boost efforts that help students overcome barriers to more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Friday, March 19, 2021
Oakland University has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative transfer pathways for community college transfer students.  Honorees are selected as being among the most transfer-friendly schools in the nation based on their Transfer Profile in PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool that more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Oakland University Professor Scott Tiegs is a co-author on a new study that examines how glacier loss, driven by global warming, affects glacier-fed river ecosystems. The study was published March 15 in the journal Nature Climate Change.   Tiegs was part of an international team of researchers led by the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) that measured organic matter decomposition rates in more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Darmstadt, March 2021 – The more complex and variant-rich products become, the more time-consuming it is for companies to reliably analyze and evaluate the technical and financial impact of changes. The challenges grow when a large number of partners and domains are involved in the product development process. Impact analyses are designed to help companies identify the possible impact of product more
Categories: New Partnerships, General News Article, Community
Monday, December 28, 2020
Darmstadt, December 2020 – The ever increasing level of networking in the automotive industry means that information security plays a key role when it comes to organizing business relationships. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has defined uniform requirements for this purpose and compliance is checked by means of regular audits: Trusted Information Security Assessment more
Categories: Company Milestone, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Together with the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) at the University of Hanover and the technology service provider isb, PROSTEP, a PLM consulting and software company, is offering its customers a comprehensive new service for digitalizing their existing production systems and optimizing their production processes. The partners have developed the innovative service more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Darmstadt, November 2020 – OSRAM Continental is one of the first automotive suppliers in Germany to have moved its entire IT landscape to the cloud. The joint venture, which was founded two years ago and combines the expertise of the two parent companies OSRAM and Continental in the fields of lighting, electronics and software, exchanges product data via PROSTEP's cloud-based data exchange more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Friday, August 21, 2020
Harvard Business Review Promotes Covid-19 plan at Barron IndustriesOxford, MI –  With many businesses now struggling to safely re-open, the Harvard Business Review provides some guidance by promoting the Covid-19 containment plan used by Barron Industries. As a government supplier, the Michigan-based casting manufacturer was required to remain open and worked with the University of Michigan’s more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Government
Friday, August 21, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany - Troy, MI – August 2020 –  For the 23rd year, the largest PLM conference in Europe will go virtual on September 2, 2020.  The PROSTEP iVIP Symposium will give attendees access to digital transformation discussions, systems engineering, digital twins, IoT and Industry 4 though leadership presentations. The PROSTEP iVIP Symposium is an international PLM conference offering more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, Education, General News Article
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany - Troy, MI – August 2020  PROSTEP INC and parent company PROSTEP AG are Platinum sponsors at this year’s annual COExperience, now a virtual event held September 14-16, 2020. COE (Community of Experts of Dassault Systemes Solutions) brings together users of Dassault Systemes software and provides unprecedented access to education, training, networking, product influence more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Thursday, August 06, 2020
International Strategic Management Named COMMUNITY ORGANIZER for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Michigan Troy, Michigan – Global Entrepreneurship Network announced a collection of individuals to serve as the community organizers to drive engagement in thousands of activities this November to help start and grow startups around the world. Known as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the more
Categories: Event Announcement, New Partnerships, Community, Government, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, June 29, 2020
Darmstadt, June 2020 – Short-time working and working from home define the daily work routine during the coronavirus pandemic. PROSTEP's OpenDESC team nevertheless continues to provide round-the-clock support to customers when converting, migrating and transferring their CAD and PLM data. PROSTEP is expanding its software environment to meet growing demand for its cloud-based more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Friday, May 15, 2020
Troy, Michigan, May 2020 – PROSTEP, long time technology partner of SIEMENS, is a Platinum sponsor at this year’s SIEMENS Realize Live 2020 Virtual event.  The event, happening online on June 23-24, 2020, will allow PROSTEP to provide a ‘virtual meeting room’ where attendees can login, hear discussions and see live presentations and demos on product life cycle development thought more
Categories: Event Announcement, Community, General News Article
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Darmstadt, May 2020 - PROSTEPs' OpenDXM GlobalX, the world's leading data exchange platform, has once again been awarded this year's Industriepreis (Industry Award) by the "Initiative Mittelstand" as one of the best products of the year. In addition to concrete improvements such as the intuitive web interface and blockchain integration, the innovative capabilities of the software, which can now more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors
Friday, April 17, 2020
Darmstadt/Karlsruhe/Troy, April 2020 – Making b2b data exchange as simple, secure and flexible as possible for development partners, joint ventures and suppliers – this is the objective that DSC Software AG and PROSTEP AG are now pursuing together. The new OpenDXM GlobalX SAP ECTR integration enables users to exchange native CAD data, drawings and other documents directly from the SAP ECTR user more
Categories: Community, New Partnerships, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 13, 2020
Troy, MI  April 2020 – PROSTEP INC, leading PLM integration specialists for automotive PLM, aerospace PLM and shipbuilding PLM, has moved its U.S. based headquarters to Sheffield Office Park in Troy, MI. The move from Birmingham, MI to 3290 W. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. 220 Troy, MI comes with PROSTEP INC seeing increased visibility in the automotive and aerospace market throughout North America. As more
Categories: Company Milestone, New Office/Location, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 13, 2020
Troy, MI April, 2020  - If you’re a remote worker, PROSTEP is giving you FREE USE of it’s data exchange and CAD tools FREE. As contributing members of Automation Alley for several years, PROSTEP tools give you the ability to efficiently collaborate and exchange data, especially CAD data using our data exchange platform and desktop CAD conversion tools. These solutions help support your remote more
Categories: Community, New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, September 16, 2019
 Sterling Heights, Mich. Sept. 2019 – Sterling Insurance Group – one of the fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in the country – has been selected to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.  Only 267 independent more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Friday, August 24, 2018
Russian Entrepreneur Shares Expertise with Detroit Business Community Contact: Faris Alami, CEO         Phone: International Strategic Management (ISM) in Troy, together with Global Ties Detroit and Automation Alley, is honored to host Maria Knyazeva, a Russian, at the Automation Alley in Troy. Maria is an Exchange Fellow more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Innovators in healthcare, healthcare access or healthcare economic models from around the metro Detroit area will gather May 2-3 at Wayne State’s Scott Hall for the first Ignite to Innovate! Global & Urban Health Innovation Competition.Each innovation entry is $0. Six innovators will be invited to give a platform presentation with the remainder able to present a poster or video at a table in more
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Distinguished Alumni Award. David Leone, who earned his MBA from Wayne State in 1985, will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Leone is Executive Chief Engineer, Launch Excellence, more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government


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