A technology acceleration program, Michigan I-Corps, recently brought together university and community innovators from across the state to explore business opportunities around new technologies. Launched in May, the seven-week entrepreneurial training workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation and modeled after its Innovation Corps program.
One team, GLSVSound, hailed from Houghton, Mich. Its team members included engineers and contractors based in the engineering services firm GLSV Inc. The team is developing acoustic modeling software for use in virtual reality simulations. With Michigan I-Corps they were able to explore commercial applications of the technology and enhance their entrepreneurial acumen.
Thomas Zurbuchen appointed to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees
Thomas Zurbuchen, associate dean of entrepreneurial programs in the College of Engineering and founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, has been appointed to Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees.
Governor Snyder appointed Zurbuchen to serve an eight-year term.
Zurbuchen added, "One of the major reasons I accepted this appointment is my conviction that all universities are giving opportunity to individuals but also are contributors towards building entrepreneurial ecosystems that - together - help us reinvent our state."