University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development & U.S. Economic Development Administration

REI Update for November 2, 2012

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Thank you to all of our members who participated in the REI idea survey!

Your responses are helping us to choose the 2012-13 co-learning plan topics. We will announce the selected topics this winter!

REI Webinars, Co-learning Plans, and Summit Presentations are available on the REI website!

If you were unable to attend the Summit, are new to REI and you would like to learn more, or want to share this year's co-learning plans with others, all REI 2011-2012 materials can be accessed at!

Michigan Inventors Assemble!

Great news! Smaller, well-established, regional inventor groups are organizing to form a larger more cohesive state-wide garage and basement inventor network.

Last week several inventor groups came from across the state of Michigan and gathered at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development. They discussed forming a state-wide inventor network and by the end of the night, they unanimously voted to go forward with the effort. This will be a collective group that would have a primary mission to help each of the local independent inventor groups, independent inventors, and economic development organizations. The name of this state-wide inventor network is yet to be determined, so stay tuned! They plan to meet again in December, 2012 to discuss the tasks at hand to make this state-wide group viable, active, and effective in helping Michigan's economy.

Help a Fellow REI Member

REI would like to help you find the information you need! If you have something you would like to receive more information about and would like to ask the REI network of over 500 members email and we will include your request on the next e-update!

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided, Technical Assistance Projects

REI is still accepting applications for innovative student-led, faculty-guided, feasibility studies and technical assistance projects from communities, colleges, and universities across Michigan!

Apply Now!

Spring 2013 Semester applications are due November 16th, 2012!

Social Media

Thank you to our REI members who have helped us reach over 410 followers on our Twitter feed, 200 members on our LinkedIn group, and nearly 600 on this ListServ.

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