Oakland County Diversification Newsletter, October 2021

Oakland County Economic Development Diversification Newsletter

October 2021  |  Top Stories:

Cybersecurity & Industry 4.0  |  Cybersecurity in Advanced Manufacturing  |  Eurosatory Defense Trade Mission  |  Israel Defense Sector Briefing Webinar  |  Consumer Electronic Show  |  ITS- America |  Charge Up MI  |  Expo 2020 Mobility Trade Mission  |  Mobility Podcast Mini-series  |  Validation Must Be Scalable  |  C3 Accelerator  |  HFHS Women Entrepreneurship Challenge  |  MIOSHA Safety & Workplace Grant  |  Global Diversity Export Initiative Event


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Advanced Manufacturing


Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0

Blog: How to Maintain Cybersecurity with Industry 4.0 Implementations by Michigan Manufacturing and Technology Center (MMTC). October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and with so many advances in technology today, risk management is more important than ever. When planning technology investments, the checklist in this blog will help mitigate as much of the risk to information security as possible.


Global Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity in Advanced Manufacturing

Article: The Business of Cybersecurity in Advanced Manufacturing by Jennifer Tisdale at Grimm helping us celebrate Cybersecurity month by taking an in-depth look at both risks and mitigation strategies


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Eurosatory Defense Trade Mission:
June 12-16, 2022

Eurosatory Defense Trade Mission June 12-16, 2022 in Paris, France. Defense-sector companies are invited to join MEDC’s trade mission to Eurosatory, one of the world’s premier defense exhibitions taking place in Paris, France. The expo offers a global platform to connect with foreign buyers and develop international sales. The mission includes exhibition space within the Michigan pavilion at Eurosatory, matchmaking opportunities, receptions, and ground transportation. Deadline is March 12 to register.


Aerospace & Defense

Israel Defense Sector Briefing Webinar:
November 4, 2021

Plan to attend to learn about business opportunities with Israel's Ministry of Defense and the Israel Defense Forces. This one hour webinar will provide you in-depth insights on where to find procurement opportunities and register to bid on available contracts. Presenters include: Government of Israel, Ministry of Defense Mission to the U.S., Office of Defense Cooperation (U.S. Embassy in Israel), U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Embassy in Israel), as well as Insider Insights Speaker. No cost to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.


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Digital Technologies


Consumer Electronic Show (CES): 
January 5-8, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV

CES is the global stage for innovation – the world's most influential technology event. CES connects innovators, decision makers and the media – providing the ultimate platform for brands to showcase and launch their latest products and win business.  Thousands of companies from across the globe will showcase the latest in Mobility, digital health, food tech, and more hosted in 11 venues and 2.9 million square feet of exhibit space. Learn more at: ces.tech


ITS America

ITS- America: December 7-10, 2021 in Charlotte, NC

The ITS America is a meeting place for our community of intelligent transportation professionals to network, connect, and form the partnerships this environment requires. The of thought-provoking education, networking, technical tours, and demonstrations exploring products, emerging technologies, and solutions that will enable a better future transformed by intelligent mobility. Learn more at: itsamericaevents.com/annual-meeting/en-us.html


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Charge Up MI

EV Charger Funding Opportunities brought to you by the State of Michigan’s Office of Climate and Energy. Learn more at: https://tinyurl.com/29r5nf4c



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Expo 2020 Mobility Trade Mission

MEDC invites companies to join a mobility-focused trade mission to Dubai, UAE to participate in matchmaking meetings with potential customers and partners, and to attend Expo 2020 during its dedicated travel and connectivity theme week. The UAE is a significant export market for mobility companies as it ranked eighth in KPMG's annual Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index, performing well in technology infrastructure and the willingness of its people and government to embrace driverless cars. Industries included under the Expo 2020 travel and connectivity theme include: automotive, aerospace, space exploration, IoT, AI, ICT, and engineering. Deadline is November 5 to register for the mission held January 9-15, 2022. More information here.


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Mobility Podcast Mini-series

MEDC in partnership with the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification has launched a four-episode podcast, “The Future Of” hosted by Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer for the State of Michigan. “The Future Of” focuses on how mobility will impact communities, small businesses, and daily life, and how Michigan is leading efforts to shape it. Episodes feature industry experts offering unique perspectives on topics ranging from the future of commuting, electric and autonomous vehicles, how airports will adapt in the changing environment, and what our main streets will look like. Listeners can tune in anytime on Spotify or thegreatvoice.com.



Article: Validation Must Be Scalable

It's difficult to build trust in new technologies - dSPACE's Dominik Doerr talks about some of the roadblocks facing the auto industry in the adaptation of autonomous vehicles. Read article at: https://tinyurl.com/sttruczz


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Other/Partner News

C3 Accelerator

C3 Accelerator

C3 is a growth stage Accelerator that offers grants, investments, and services in the support of product development and scaling of Cleantech, Climatech, and Circular Economy technologies. Does your company fit inside those technologies? If so you are encouraged to apply to the $1.6M funding pool with a $50,000 investment for Michigan based companies. Learn more and apply: http://ow.ly/olok50Gu0PL


Female Entrepreneur

Henry Ford Health System offers Women Entrepreneurship Challenge

All women entrepreneurs from across Southeast Michigan are welcome to share their innovative ideas for a startup for a chance to win $10,000 cash prize for the development of their concept. Learn more and apply by December 1, 2021 at: henryford.com/innovations/corporate/competitions


People in Safety Gear

MIOSHA Safety & Workplace Grant

Michigan small businesses with 250 employees or less can now apply for a Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration matching grant up to $5,000 to make improvements to their workplace safety & health. Learn more & apply here: http://ow.ly/Ziij50GtmY7


Diverse Co-Workers

U.S. Commercial Service: Global Diversity Export Initiative Event

Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 3-5:00 pm EST, this collaborative webinar will cover services and tools provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, SBA and EXIM Bank to help minority- and women-owned businesses become successful exporters. Whether a business is exploring, preparing, or ready to export, this program will provide insights and products that can be utilized to move forward to the next steps of exporting. No cost, but registration is required here: trade.gov/global-diversity-export-initiative


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