EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Mark your calendars! The Innovate Michigan! Summit returns for an eighth year on Thursday, August 29 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the East Lansing campus of Michigan State University, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
REI would like to thank all those who submitted a proposal to be a part of the 2019 Project Series. We received several very promising applications. After a review by our Consultative Panel, we are happy to introduce one Innovation Fellow and six Co-Learning Plans.
The REI University Center seeks to implement innovative tools, models, and policies. The Innovation Fellows program was established in 2016 to attract and support top champions in communities and organizations to tackle the tough economic development issues that our distressed communities face every day and to implement solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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 has revisited past projects and highlighted the continued successes from projects through ESRI's web-based Storymap software
We have two exciting Innovation Fellow projects currently in motion: Samantha Farr with "Women Who Weld" and Bill Stough with "Sustainable Research Group."
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!
REI decided on a New Year's Resolution: Research isn't always enough - so let's take more action!
Extended Application Deadline: January 20, 2017
A new year is fast approaching, and REI is seeking authors for another round of Co-Learning Plans!
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.
REI would like to thank everyone who attended the 5th Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Wednesday, September 7th.
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.
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.
To date, Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects have generated $58,391,800 in public and private investment in the state!
In 2015, REI launched a new effort aimed at improving Michigan's economy: A Co-Implementation Plan in Flint.
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.
A Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project has resulted in a $600,000 planning grant for future development of the Mt. Elliott Corridor!
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.
REI would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 10.