EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation


Thank You for Making the 2018 Innovate Michigan! Summit a Success!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

REI would like to thank everyone, presenters, moderators, attendees and MSU faculty-staff-students who attended the 7th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Thursday, September 6th. Nearly 300 economic development professionals, researchers, academics, inventors, and entrepreneurs from across the state came together to share, learn, and create innovative economic ideas for our great state.

Registration Open for Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 6

Friday, July 13, 2018

The popular and dynamic Innovate Michigan! Summit returns for a seventh year on Thursday, September 6 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the East Lansing campus of Michigan State University, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2018 Stand-Out Co-Learning Plan!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Agriculture is Michigan's second largest industry and with its proximity to the automotive industry and burgeoning biosciences and Information Technology sectors, the State is poised for food and agriculture technological innovation. Currently, resources for food and ag technology are siloed, the aim of this Co-Learning Plan is to work with stakeholders to identify and collect the materials needed to develop this sector. The completed report will provide immediate support for growing businesses and a blueprint for stakeholders interested in developing this sector.

REI Announces 2018 Project Awardees

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thank you to all who applied to be a part of this year’s REI projects! Over the last several months, we at REI have been hard at work searching for individuals who can further our goal of finding, cultivating, and disseminating innovative ideas that create new jobs, drive economic growth, and discover new development tools. We are excited to announce that we have found such individuals, and they will be leading the 2018 series of Co-Learning Plans, Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects, and Innovation Fellows Program!

REI "Storymap" Now Available

Thursday, June 22, 2017

REI has revisited past projects and highlighted the continued successes from projects through ESRI's web-based Storymap software

REI Announces 2017 Innovation Fellows

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

We have two exciting Innovation Fellow projects currently in motion: Samantha Farr with "Women Who Weld" and Bill Stough with "Sustainable Research Group."

2017 REI Projects Across Michigan

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

At REI, we're always looking for innovative ideas and dedicated individuals to spur economic growth, create jobs, and research new development tools, models, policies and practices in Michigan, and we've certainly found a few innovative ideas and dedicated individuals for our 2017 Co-Learning Plans, Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects, and Innovation Fellows Program!

Apply to the 2017 Innovation Fellows Program

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

REI decided on a New Year's Resolution: Research isn't always enough - so let's take more action!

REI Extends Deadline for CLP Applications

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Extended Application Deadline: January 20, 2017

REI Seeking 2017 Authors!

Friday, November 18, 2016

A new year is fast approaching, and REI is seeking authors for another round of Co-Learning Plans!

EDA Continues Support for REI

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In September, the U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development a $2.06 million, five-year University Center grant.

Fifth Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit Success

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

REI would like to thank everyone who attended the 5th Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Wednesday, September 7th.

Fifth Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit Announced

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The REI University Center will hold its fifth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Wednesday, September 7. Past years have seen more than 150 attendees from all over the state, including economic developers, entrepreneurs, business developers, and academics, as well as members of state and federal government.

Makerspaces: Supporting Local Entrepreneurs

Monday, June 6, 2016

REI has supported four projects that studied makerspaces in communities across Michigan, and recently published a video highlighting makerspaces in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing, and Northville.

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects Announced

Monday, May 2, 2016

To date, Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects have generated $58,391,800 in public and private investment in the state!

Economic, Community Development Initiative in Flint

Thursday, March 31, 2016

In 2015, REI launched a new effort aimed at improving Michigan's economy: A Co-Implementation Plan in Flint.

2016 Co-Learning Plan Series Announced

Thursday, March 3, 2016

REI would like to thank everyone who applied to be a Co-Learning Plan author for their interest in collaboration and in improving Michigan's economy. After reviewing the applications submitted, REI has selected six Co-Learning Plan topics for its fifth round of funding.

Success Through Investment

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project has resulted in a $600,000 planning grant for future development of the Mt. Elliott Corridor!

2016 Call for Co-Learning Plan Authors

Monday, November 9, 2015

Are you interested in helping identify new methods to improve Michigan's economy? Apply to be a Co-Learning Plan Author today, and you could get that opportunity! Applications for the 2016 Co-Learning Plan series are now available.

Summit Success

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

REI would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 10.

Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 10

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit is only a few weeks away and registration is still open!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's that time of year again! MSU REI is seeking your input about ways to revitalize and strengthen Michigan's economy.

Flint Co-Implementation Initiative

Monday, June 1, 2015

REI is excited to announce a new co-implementation initiative with previous Co-Learning Plan authors and the Flint community.

Latino Entrepreneurship Development Initiative

Friday, May 1, 2015

REI is excited to announce a new collaborative initiative with the Julian Samora Research Institute, the Latino Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (LEDI).

REI Successes and Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

REI would like to congratulate three-time Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project partner Steven Mankouche for being awarded a Kresge Innovative Project grant from the Kresge Foundation!

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