The popular and dynamic Innovate Michigan! Summit returns for the eleventh year on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing campus of Michigan State University, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Economic developers, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, investors, scholars, students, and local and state government officials are invited to attend. The 2022 Innovate Michigan! Summit will provide the opportunity to share, learn, and create unique and innovative approaches aimed at furthering economic growth in Michigan. The Summit event features presentations on emerging economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices, along with community-university projects from around the state. Participants will also have the opportunity to help develop equitable economic development project ideas for 2023!

The annual event continues the work of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) and the MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI); funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, REI is growing a statewide and virtual network to help generate new tools, models, policies, and practices that will improve the state’s economic future.

Attendees are invited and encouraged to join the Michigan Inventors Coalition (MIC) directly following the conclusion of the 2022 Innovate Michigan! Summit, where inventors will showcase their products, and participate in a pitch contest to further advance their inventions.

The Summit organizers will host a networking reception at the end of the day.

To learn more about the 2022 Summit, and to register, click here.