EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Past Summits

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2018

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.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2017

The sixth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit was held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2016

The fifth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit, was held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. Keynote speaker Johnathan M. Holifield, Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness® spoke at the 2016 Summit.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2015

The fourth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit was held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. Keynote speaker Nailah Ellis-Brown, Founder, Ellis Island Tea spoke at the 2015 Summit.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2014

The third annual Innovate Michigan! Summit was held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

2014's keynote speaker was Ayleen Robainas Barcia, Ph.D., an architect in the Historian's Office of Havana City. She presented on the historic private enterprise zone being piloted in Old Havana, and discussed how it is helping to rebuild, revitalize and preserve the Old Centre of Havana, Cuba.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2013

The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation hosted the second annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2012

The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation hosted the first annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Thursday, September 6th, 2012.

Economic development practitioners, business leaders, finance providers, scholars, students, local and state government, and other community leaders learned about, discussed, influenced and shared new approaches to economic development in Michigan for the coming year of 2013.