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Spring 2023 Newsletter

  • Save the date: EGI Fall Summit

  • Detroit area manufacturers find support transitioning to EVs

  • EGI receives DOE award for MiVTTP

  • CyberSmart program supports Michigan defense suppliers

  • Cybersecurity interns making their mark with AMCP

  • EGI staff and student stories

  • On the Road: Where to find us this quarter 

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Please join us for our fall summit to learn about and discover new resources for businesses, manufacturers, and community leaders.  The event will be at the University of Michigan Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue in Detroit’s cultural center. More details to come.


EV and mobility transition support in
Southeast Michigan

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EGI receives Department of Energy award for
Michigan Vehicle Technology Transition Impact Project

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The Economic Growth Institute has been awarded a grant by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) for the Michigan Vehicle Technology Transition Impact Project (MiVTTP).  The $1,995,462 award will support work in communities in Michigan to plan and build capacity for energy transition and decarbonization.


The award is one of 45 projects funded by the DOE across 18 states to advance research, development, demonstration, and deployment in several areas critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.  EGI is partnering with Michigan Clean Cities, the State of Michigan Office of Future Mobility & Electrification, and the State of Michigan Department of Treasury.

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CyberSmart program supports Michigan defense suppliers

The Michigan Defense Center, along with the Economic Growth Institute, is offering Michigan’s small and medium-sized defense contractors a comprehensive one-stop shop for Department of Defense, NIST SP 800-171 cybersecurity compliance. The program consists of two phases. Phase 1 provides a NIST SP 800-171 Gap Analysis for a fixed reduced price of $1,500. If eligible, companies can receive up to $22,500 in grant funding for Phase 2 for remediation services related to NIST SP 800-171. Direct or subcontractor, small, medium, or large, every company is required to meet these mandates to continue current or bid on new contracts, so let us help you on your cybersecurity journey!

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Cybersecurity Interns Available  

Advanced Manufacturing Cybersecurity Program 

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Student research associate Sarah Fleckenstein

Here's where to find us in the coming months


July 11 - 13 - Sarah Crane will be at ACEEE Industry Summer Study in Detroit








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Our spring newsletter includes stories about EGI’s fall summit, the STC program supporting Detroit area manufacturers transitioning to EVs, a new Department of Energy award,  CyberSmart program supporting Michigan defense suppliers,  Cybersecurity interns making their mark, and EGI student stories.

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