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CLIENT COMPANY SPOTLIGHT
COLIANT CORPORATION SOUGHT OUT BY INDUSTRY LEADER HARLEY DAVIDSON

Coliant Corporation, client company of the Macomb-OU INCubator, recently received a purchase order from industry-leader Harley Davidson for their newly-developed personal climate-control technology.

Tim Carrithers, editor of Motocyclist Magazine, gave this technology five out of five stars. He described it as "the best high-tech personal heat source for anything short of space travel." It also received a 10 out of 10 rating from Adventure Bike Rider, the only jacket of those reviewed to receive a perfect score.



COLIANT

MAC-OU INC HAPPENINGS
NEWLY-ESTABLISHED EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Macomb-OU INCubator recently instated an Advisory Council to support achievement of its mission to accelerate high tech-businesses, cultivate academic innovation and encourage research and development in Southeast Michigan. The Advisory Council serves to advance the reputation and strength of Mac-OU INC.




STATE OF MICHIGAN RENEWS CONTRACT WITH MAC-OU INC FOR 2014 LEAN GREEN BELT PROGRAM OFFERINGS

The State of Michigan (SOM) has renewed their contract with the Macomb-OU INCubator for the 2014 calendar year in an extension of the Lean Diversification Green Belt certificate program offered to all SOM employees in 2013. Endorsed by the Michigan Lean Consortium, the program is intended for business managers looking to develop excellence, nurture innovation, efficiently allocate resources and eliminate waste.

As an initiative of the SOM's Good Government Leadership Team, chaired by Lt. Governor Brian Calley, over 50 SOM employees were trained in Lean IN 2013. The goal for the employees is to bring Lean principles to their respective departments for immediate implementation.



MICHIGAN DARPA MD.MFP
MARCH OPPORTUNITY INSIGHTS SHEET

The Opportunity Insights Sheet is an aid for all small businesses wanting to work with DARPA and MD.MFP. It highlights actively targeted solicitations; open office-wide unsolicited ideas; trend analysis and observations; and notes, news and insight.

View the opportunity insight sheet for March via michigandarpa.org.

 

CLIENT NEWS

MICROCIDE
MICROCIDE: INVITED TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Microcide, on-site client of Mac-OU INC, recently received an invitation to speak at the 4th Annual World Congress of Agriculture in China on the subject of Agricultural Food Science & Technology. This event will bring together industry leaders, investors, policy makers, scientists, researchers and other professionals working in agriculture to discuss the latest scientific advances and future directions of the technologies.

Microcide has research collaboration on USDA and NASA projects at Ohio State and Iowa State Universities, was nominated for the Presidential GREEN Chemistry Award by the EPA in 2005, and both the US NAVY and NASA have selected Microcide sanitizing products. Microcide products include non-alcoholic mouthwash, mouthwash for kids, fruit and vegetable sanitizers, and sanitizing triclosan-free liquid hand, and sydnet bar, soaps.



EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE NEWS

BUTZEL LONG: NEW ROLLOVER OPTION AVAILABLE TO HEALTH FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT PLANS

The tax rules were recently changed, to allow up to $500 of an unused health flexible spending account balance to be rolled over for use in the next plan year. This new rollover option provides an alternative to the current grace period rule, which otherwise would allow unused account balances to be used toward claims incurred up to 2 ½ months after the end of the plan year.


JIM RUMA: DOD 2015 PROPOSED DEFENSE BUDGET

Your business opportunities with the US Department of Defense are affected by funded needs. The 2014 actual 'enacted' and 2015 current proposed fiscal budgets are about equal. Therefore, the demand opportunity for you is in the programs and services that remain and new opportunities that will arise. In any case, some current funded programs will be diminished. The 2015 proposed Defense budget includes a separate, fully funded "opportunity, growth and security (OSG) initiative" of about $26 billion.


BOOK REVIEW: SPRING EDITION
GOOD TO GREAT
BY JIM COLLINS
REVIEWED BY JOAN CARLETON

As one of the top business bestsellers, it is high time for "Good to Great" to be reviewed in the Mac-OU INC newsletter. Overall, it is clear why this book is a must read for all business professionals.

"Good to Great" is the culmination of author Jim Collins and his team's complex research completed over the course of five years. They focused on a set of elite companies that, over the course of at least 15 years, generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of 7 times. This was then compared to a group of carefully-selected companies that were relatively good, but failed to make this leap to great. How did the elite companies do it? What did they all have in common?



VELOCITY HAPPENINGS
MACOMB COUNTY TO JOIN FORCES WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND MANUFACTURERS TO EXPOSE YOUTH TO GREAT CAREERES IN MANUFACTURING

The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development is spearheading an initiative to celebrate national Manufacturing Day on October 3, 2014 in a big way. The goal is to get students from districts across the county into plants so that they can see "product life cycle" in action and meet the people who make manufacturing happen.




Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: (586) 884-9320 | macINC@oakland.edu




MARCH 2014



UPCOMING EVENTS

Capital Raise Meetup
Mike Brennan
April 1, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Community-Based Private Equity: Learn the Fundamentals of Angel Investing
MidMichigan Innovation Center
April 16, 4 - 8 p.m.

Building a Performance Culture with Clarity & Speed
An EIR Event by Advicoach
April 17, 8:30 - 10 a.m.

YouTube for Business 101
Social Media Club Detroit
April 29, 9 - 10 a.m.












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