- WDI, State of Chihuahua Charge Ahead for E-Mobility Ecosystem
Tuesday, October 24, 2023In 2022, WDI delivered a strategic “Roadmap to E-Mobility for the State of Chihuahua” that highlights key opportunities across the EV value chain and the key elements of the emerging global e-mobility ecosystem. Now WDI will help in bringing the roadmap to life in the heavily industrialized state of Mexico.
- Energy Case Writing Competition Winners Power Up Solutions
Thursday, October 12, 2023WDI Publishing is announcing the winners in its first-ever Energy Innovation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Global Case Writing Competition. Administered by WDI Publishing, the contest sought out new voices and expertise in the form of business case studies focused on energy solutions in emerging markets.
- Q&A: How a Workshop Lifts NGOs in Ukraine
Tuesday, October 10, 2023Since 2015, the William Davidson Institute and its partners have provided NGO Leadership Workshops to nonprofit leaders from across Central and Southeastern Europe. In September, the eleventh such workshop was held in Lubin, Poland. September’s workshop was focused solely on Ukrainian organizations and attracted 24 humanitarian and nonprofit leaders.
- 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.