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Ann Arbor Spark

September 16, 2021

Mobility Thought Leader, Sahar Shirazi will offer the Keynote at a2Tech360 Mobility Summit

August 26, 2021

Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2Tech360 Returns with New Programs, Partners for 2021

August 12, 2021

Area Employers Will Learn How to Take Advantage of the Going PRO Talent Fund at Michigan Works! Southeast Information Sessions

August 03, 2021

Ann Arbor SPARK Launches New Event Series, ACE, to Provide Small Business Education, Networking

August 02, 2021

SummerWorks Career Sneak Peek Speaker Series Invites Young Adults to Gain Insight from Career Professionals

July 22, 2021

Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded $2.4 Million Grant for Broadband Expansion in Washtenaw County

June 16, 2021

ADI Successfully Completes Industrial Internet-of-Things Computing Demonstrator Project for Process Manufacturing, in Partnership with The Dow Chemical Company and Barton Research Group

Ann Arbor SPARK has supported Applied Dynamics International since 2007 as it has continued to grow in the region. Most recently, SPARK connected ADI to the Going PRO Talent Fund, an initiative of the state’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity that makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing, and retaining current and […]
June 14, 2021

Akervall Technologies Inc. Donates PPE to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor in the Battle Against COVID-19

Akervall Technologies Inc. (ATI), makers of SISU Mouth Guards and SOVA Nightgrinding Mouth Guards, has donated 17,000 face shields to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response. When COVID-19 canceled sports seasons in early spring of 2020, Saline-based sports mouthguard and dental night guard manufacturer, Akervall Technologies turned a devastating circumstance into an opportunity […]
June 10, 2021

Navv Systems Completes Seed Financing to Accelerate Commercialization

Ann Arbor SPARK has supported Navv Systems since 2020, when it provided the company with a grant to jumpstart commercialization efforts. With that business accelerator funding, Navv Systems accomplished key website, legal, and technical milestones. Through Ann Arbor SPARK’s Digital Engagement Clinic with Eastern Michigan University, the company accessed marketing interns to support further website development. […]
June 08, 2021

Ann Arbor SPARK Awards Startup Throdle $25,000 Best of Boot Camp Prize

May 18, 2021

Ann Arbor SPARK Reports Startup and Established Business Growth, Results of COVID-Related Grant Activity at Annual Meeting

May 18, 2021

A2GO Autonomous Vehicle Shuttle Service Coming to Ann Arbor in October

The KLA-Tencor Site Selection Process with Ann Arbor SPARK

2018 marked a significant number of economic development projects for the Ann Arbor region, including the noteworthy announcement that KLA-Tencor — a Silicon Valley-headquartered provider of process control solutions for semiconductor and related industries — selected Ann Arbor as the home for a new R&D facility. The new development is expected to generate a total capital investment of $70 million and create 500 high tech jobs over the next five years.