News and Media Coverage

Civionics in the media

13 November 2016, How U.S. Manufacturing Is About to Get Smarter

Automation Alley First Look video

26 April 2016, Civionics to expand sensor pilot with local manufacturer

13 April 2016, Winners announced for Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge

13 March 2016, Equipment TLC: Technology senses when something's about to go wrong

22 June 2015, Automation Alley invests $75K in 7Cs™ clients Civionics and Lighthouse Molding

21 May 2015, MCSB Small Business Innovation of the Year - Civionics

13 Apr 2015, Crain's Detroit, Ann Arbor Start-Up - Civionics gets regional lift as it aims to grow, sell products.

19 Mar 2015, NextEnergy, 2015 Global Automotive Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists

17 Mar 2015, Michigan Business Beat, Civionics Innovative Use of Technology

14 Mar 2015, M-Live, Ann Arbor companies named to list of those to watch in 2015

11 Mar 2015, Concentrate Media, Civionics brings wireless sensors to manufacturing

4 Mar 2015, Automation Alley, Civionics hopes to gain traction through 7Cs program

17 Feb 2015, Xconomy, Civionics Wins Cash, Aims to Help Manufacturers Increase Profits

30 Jan 2015, MITechNews, Civionics Wins $5K Cash Prize At Revamped ACE' 15

29 Jan 2015, Crain's Detroit, Wireless sensing system developer Civionics of Ann Arbor wins ACE challenge

8 Dec 2014, CBS Detroit, Automation Alley Launches Entrepreneurship Program

24 Feb 2014, The Ann Arbor News, Two start-ups join Venture Accelerator, U-M Tech Transfer's hub for opportunity


Civionics News

  • Date: Sunday, 22 March 2015

    With its shift in market focus from building energy monitoring to prognostic health monitoring (PHM) for heavy manufacturing facilities, Civionics has started to garner attention for its technologies.

  • Date: Monday, 2 February 2015

    The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE), Michigan’s largest, single-day entrepreneurial event took place on Thu, 29 Jan 2015. This year, attendance was close to 600 people – ranging from entrepreneurs to service providers to investors.

  • Date: Tuesday, 1 July 2014

    To assist Civionics with identifying potential markets for its technology, the Company has turned to the MEDC-sponsored Shifting Gears program. The Shifting Gears program is a “a career-transition program for seasoned mid- and late-career professional talent going through, or preparing to go through, a career transition scenario.” As a part of the program, each intern is expected to spend 80 hours working with a startup company in order to better appreciate how startups differ from established businesses.

  • Date: Thursday, 7 November 2013

    To help early-stage companies start generating revenue, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation created the First Customer Program (FCP) using funds provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, see The program, which is administered by the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy at the University of Michigan assists companies with identifying first customers, gaining introductions, and closing deals.

  • Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2013

    Upon arriving at an incident site in the wake of a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, emergency first responders are tasked with ensuring the structural stability of partially collapsed buildings. At present, all that is available to these professionals are rudimentary instruments such as sticks of chalk, plumb-bobs, and transits. Making matters worse is that these methods typically require that personnel be within the damaged structure to continuously assess its stability.

  • Date: Thursday, 13 June 2013

    Civionics unveils initial wireless acoustic emission prototype In an effort to meet a rising demand for a small form-factor device that can be used to monitor acoustic emissions in a variety of structural systems. Civionics has completed an initial prototype of a new wireless node that can be used to sample AE signals at rates up to 12.5MHz and convert this data into actionable information (event alerts, etc) using a suite of embedded algorithms. This information can then be wirelessly conveyed in real-time to decision makers without exhausting available bandwidth.