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OU INC   Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion
2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309-4401
(248) 648-4800 •

A note from our director

Welcome back to OU INC in the news! While continuously implementing our message of "innovate, accelerate, and educate," OU INC has been experiencing much success in the form of welcoming new clients, clients in the news, planning summer events, and graduating our first tenant client, ADVENOVATION. These additions include two international companies: the Denmark based global leader in fluid filtration technologies, Belki, and the Germany based company specializing in the air filtration industry,  Reven North America - Oil Screen, and their German partner Rentschler Reven-Lüftungssyteme GmbH. I would also like to welcome Applied eMag and RDIT as OU INC tenant clients. OU INC's Clean Energy Research Center is expanding with new technology projects, and the Outreach Program is hosting 14 different STEM camps this summer for k-12 enrichment. The growth of OU INC's clients, and the expansion of our client base, and activities has been both exciting and inspiring for our team and Oakland University as a whole. We are thankful for your support and look forward the continuing success of our clients and affiliates.

— Amy Butler
Client spotlight
Advenovation graduates to new space
During its tenure at OU INC, ADVENOVATION grew its customer base more than six-fold as a robotic systems integrator. In response to this growth, the company will be relocating to a 5,000 sq. ft. facility, located on Hamlin Road in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

The success of our May 31 event celebrating the first graduation of our tenant client, ADVENOVATION, has been featured in an article written by Matt Roush of CBS Detroit, and advertised in the June 3, 2013 MEDC Daily Report. We invite you to view the article by following the provided link below.

Left: Dean of the School of Engineering, Louay Chamra, President of Advenovation, Adil Shafi, Executive Director of OU INC, Amy Butler pictured at the Advenovation Graduation Ceremony 
Photo Courtesy of Oakland University
AutoBike expands

AutoBike's new space in Troy.
Located on the border of Clawson and Troy, at 185 Elmwood Dr., AutoBike, Inc. officially took occupancy on December 1, 2012. Its spacious, 7,000-square-foot-space includes 1,000 sq. ft. of office space, 1,000 sq. ft. of research and development, and 5,000 sq. ft. of open manufacturing space where the Voyage and Voyage ST bikes will be assembled, tested, packaged and staged for shipment to customers.

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cureLauncher wins competition at ACE '13
OU INC client company cureLauncher has been highlighted in an article written by Roush on the CBS Detroit website.

The article discusses the business's history and formal launch of its patent pending clinical trial service.

To view CBS Detroit article, titled "cureLauncher Begins Patient – Clinical Trial Match Service," please follow the provided link below.

In addition to their appearance in the news, cureLauncher has also received  first place in the Elevator Pitch Competition at the 13th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE).

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From left: Stephen Goldner, Amy Butler and David Fuehrer.

Munetrix expands operations in Auburn Hills

Munetrix, LLC. recently secured space and moved into a 2,400-square-foot facility in Auburn Hills, Mich., to accommodate its growing business. They have expanded to three full-time employees, several contractors and are now engaging interns as a part of their team.

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The Munetrix team outside of its new facility in Auburn Hills.
Staff profile
Christopher J. Kobus Ph.D.

Chris Kobus, the director of Engineering and Energy Education at OU INC, has been educating students at OU in the ways of clean energy since 1998. Kobus was instrumental in the establishment of the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) at OU INC, which has allowed him to reach out to students and professionals interested in energy conservation. In addition, Kobus has developed an outreach program for k-12 exploring engineering and energy. He also heads the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program at Oakland University.

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OU INC intern success

Communications and Marketing intern Lauren Corbett has accepted a position in marketing at MIYAN Media, which is based out of Novi, Mich. 

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Clean Energy Research assistant receives honor

Dionysios Panagiotopoulos, the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) assistant at OU INC, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the International Students and Scholars office.

Panagiotopoulos is an exchange visitor from Greece. He came to OU INC in July 2012 and serves as a research assistant to Jim Leidel, CERC director.

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Event Review
International Academy visits OU INC

Each year, OU INC hosts an outreach event for the International Academy (IA), which is a local charter school. The school offers a program referred to as the Careers in Applied Science group that utilizes this event to get students involved in green energy education.

The IA group came to visit OU INC this past February.

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The IA students pictured with Chris Kobus.
Upcoming Events
Portal Sports website Launch Party

OU INC Accelerator Client, Portal Sports, will be announcing the long awaited launch of their rink scheduling website service on June 15th at OU INC at 7:00 pm.

The website will allow interested athletes to participate in casual or league hockey games by signing up for rink times posted by hockey rinks in their area.

All are welcome to attend the launch party, which will involve a website demonstration and opportunity to sign up for rink time following the event at participating rinks in the area. The "Rink Crawl" will begin at approximately 9:00 pm.

To RSVP for the event, please send an email to

Call for News: The OU INC Team welcomes any news or article ideas that you may have for us to post in our newsroom, as well as in our newsletter. We are looking for ideas ranging from information about upcoming events to profiles about inspiring professionals. Please send any ideas to, or call Sarah Blanchette at (248) 648-4803.

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June 15, 2013
Portal Sports Launch Party and Rink Crawl

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: OU INC CERC
More info: Contact Sarah Blanchette at (248) 648-4803

Around the Neighborhood

June 10, 2013
14th Annual Automation Alley Golf Outing
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Twin Lakes Golf Club
455 Twin Lakes Drive, Oakland County MI
More info: Contact Automation Alley Resource Center at (800) 427-5100 

June 20, 2013
Summer Member Networking Event
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Walsh College 41500 Gardenbrook Road
Novi, MI
More info: Contact Automation Alley Member Relations at (800) 427-5100

June 26-27, 2013
Summit on Acceleration
Innovation to Drive
Sustainable Automotive
Manufacturing; Suppliers
Partnership and
Commission for
Cooperation, and
Oakland University

Oakland University.
More info:

July 29, 2013
Golden Grizzlies
Golf Classic 
More information