EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Innovate Michigan! Summit 2017
Register now for the sixth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit, which will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.
Each year, the MSU-EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) organizes the Innovate Michigan! Summit, a conference that brings together economic experts and enthusiasts alike to share, learn, and create unique and innovative approaches to economic development and revitalization in the State of Michigan.
This year's Innovate Michigan! Summit will be a half-day event featuring presentations on new economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices, along with community-university projects from around the state, and an opportunity for participants to prioritize topics and ideas for future REI activities.
An evening networking reception will conclude the day.
- What: Share, learn, and create innovative ideas for economic development and revitalization in Michigan
- When: 1:00-7:30pm on Friday, September 15, 2017
- Where: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 South Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI
|1:00–1:20pm||Welcome: Rex LaMore, Ph.D. (REI)||Riverside|
|2:00–2:30pm||Ideas to Innovations||Riverside|
|2:45–3:25pm||I||Women Who Weld in Detroit (CI)||104A|
|2:45–3:25pm||I||Social Entrepreneurship in Legacy Cities (CLP)||104B|
|2:45–3:25pm||I||The Impacts of Dark Stores (SLFG)||103A|
|3:35–4:15pm||II||Triple-Bottom-Line Companies (CI)||104A|
|3:35–4:15pm||II||The Fledge: Sustainable Practices for a Successful Incubator (CLP)||104B|
|3:35–4:15pm||II||Redevelopment of the Fairlane Town Center (SLFG)||103A|
|4:25–5:00pm||III||Public Infrastructure and Economic Development (CLP)||104A|
|4:25–5:00pm||III||Ecotourism in the Upper Peninsula (SLFG)||104B|
|4:25–5:00pm||III||Innovative Ideas in Traditional Small Towns (CLP)||103B|
|5:00–6:00pm||Inventor Expo||Round Table Discussions (Meet the Experts on business, finance, marketing, funding, HR, legal services etc.)||Big Ten A|