- Zero-Emission Vehicles Partnership Connects Academic Institutions
Thursday, September 21, 2023With support from the U.S. Mission Mexico Public Diplomacy Section, WDI will implement an academic partnership focused on vehicle electrification training, research and innovation to support higher education institutions in Chihuahua, Mexico. Through the partnership, a select group of faculty in engineering disciplines from the state of Chihuahua will acquire or deepen technical skills related to vehicle electrification technology.
- 2023 DEI Global Case Writing Competition Winners Selected
Thursday, September 14, 2023The 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Global Case Writing Competition, managed by WDI Publishing, has generated 26 cases from seven countries. Now in its third year, the contest is supported by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. The partnership will be renewed with a fourth competition in 2024.
- Teaching Entrepreneurship Around the Globe
Wednesday, August 2, 2023Entrepreneurs are business catalysts and education is the spark. With support from the Ford Motor Co. Fund, our Education team developed the “Starting a Business: Your Entrepreneurial Journey” course to turn this energy into action. Representing nine countries, 88 students in this spring’s program learned how to identify a need in the market, pitch a business plan, acquire funding, price a product and find a place for it in the market.
- Video Feature: At the Border, a Business Plan to Expand Local Healthcare
Tuesday, May 30, 2023We recently visited Grupo OSME, a privately run-medical clinic in the San Luis Río Colorado in Sonora, Mexico. Our team provided due diligence on OSME’s plan to expand into a hospital through a loan with the North American Development Bank. Learn more about the project in this video feature.
- Pitch Competition Focuses on Global Health Innovation
Wednesday, May 24, 2023The William Davidson Institute and the Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE) at the University of Michigan hosted the Global Health Commercialization Competition, an effort to commercialize promising technology and innovations for low- and middle-income countries.
- Students Stepping Up
Wednesday, April 26, 2023This spring, the William Davidson Institute supported 13 partner projects in nine countries involving more than 75 University of Michigan graduate students as part of their MBA degree program.
- Early Research Forges a Clearer Path for Malaria-Fighting Nonprofit
Tuesday, April 25, 2023Medicines Malaria Venture is developing a long-acting injectable medication to protect children at risk of malaria. When the nonprofit needed clear data on what was most important to clinicians, WDI's Healthcare team suggested a well-tested business practice.
- WDI, State of Chihuahua Release Strategic ‘Roadmap’ for E-Mobility
Thursday, March 16, 2023WDI has released a new report, developed alongside Chihuahua’s Secretaría de Innovación y Desarrollo Económico, that delves into opportunities in the electric vehicle value chain and the key elements of the emerging global e-mobility ecosystem.
- Perspective: Making the e-mobility transition a global one
Tuesday, March 7, 2023Around the globe, we are witnessing actions from government, industry, academia and other players whose roles are crucial in enabling the transition to e-mobility. Our research is investigating the challenges and opportunities of this global shift in LMICs.
- Practical Lessons, Powerful Connections: Workshops Aid Ukrainian Refugees
Wednesday, January 18, 2023Russia's war in Ukraine has pressed NGOs to the limit. In partnership with the Weiser Center at the University of Michigan, WDI offered the NGO Leadership Workshop in Poland in late 2022. At the time, WDI shifted its curriculum to meet the needs of the many NGOs in the area serving Ukrainian refugees.