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The 7th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit and Michigan Inventors Coalition (MIC) Expo was held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. The Innovate Michigan! Summit featured presentations on new economic development tools, models, programs, and policies with community-university projects from around the state. Participants gathered to prioritize ideas for future REI activities and were invited to join the MIC Expo following the Summit.

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  • Ideas to Innovations


  • 21 Performance
  • BLVD Harambee
  • City of Durand
  • City of Flint
  • City of Grand Rapids
  • City of Grand Rapids
  • Connect Michigan
  • Connect Michigan
  • Copper Phoenix Consulting Inc.
  • Corp. for a Skilled Workforce
  • Detroit Economic Growth Association
  • Detroit Training Center
  • East Michigan Council of Governments
  • Generation E Institute
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Highland 365
  • Madonna University
  • Michigan Corps
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Michigan Economic Center
  • Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA)
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
  • Michigan Inventors Coalition
  • Michigan State Housing and Development Administration (MSHDA)
  • Michigan Tech University
  • Microenterprise Network of Michigan
  • MSU Business Connect
  • MSU Business Library
  • MSU Business School
  • MSU College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • MSU College of Social Science
  • MSU Communication Arts and Sciences
  • MSU Dept. of Agriculture
  • MSU Extension
  • MSU Food & Ag Business Development
  • MSU Higher Ed and Adult Learning (HALE)
  • MSU Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • MSU Julian Samora Research Institute
  • MSU Office of the Provost
  • MSU Office of Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies
  • MSU Outreach and Engagement
  • MSU Quello Center
  • MSU School of Planning, Design, and Construction
  • Northeast Council of Government
  • Northern Initiatives
  • Northern Initiatives
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Policy Institute, Alma College
  • Public Policy Associates
  • Red Ink Flint/Flint Local 432
  • Red Ink Flint
  • Sebewaing
  • Senator Peters
  • Shop Floor Theater Co
  • Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
  • Southwest Michigan Planning Commission
  • St. Clair EDA
  • Strategic Policy Consultants
  • Sustainability Research Group
  • Tony Willis
  • Tri-County Regional Planning
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan-Flint
  • University Research Corridor
  • Urban Planning, Wayne State University
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Wayne State University
  • Wayne State University
  • West Michigan Regional Development Commission
  • West Michigan Regional Planning Commission

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