July 2015 - In This Issue:

REI Update for July, 2015

Share, Learn, Create Innovative Economic Development Ideas!

"A diverse and dynamic network developing innovative economic development ideas, tools, models, policies, and practices for Michigan."

What's Coming Up

Michigan Inventors Coalition EXPO 2015

The Michigan Inventors Coalition will be hosting their EXPO 15 on Thursday, September 10th as well. To learn more and to register, click here

Are You an Inventor?

REI and the Michigan Inventors Coalition are looking for Michigan garage and basement inventors to share their innovative products and services at the next MIC Expo. Attendees will meet Michigan garage and basement inventors, hear about their latest inventions, see their products, and find out how the discovery to market process works in Michigan.  

If you are interested in exhibiting or would like more information, please contact Joe Finkler at info@grinventors.org.

Register Now!

4th Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit

The MSU EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation (REI) presents the...

2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit

Thursday, September 10th



Innovate MI


Learn, share, and create innovative economic development ideas for tools, models, policies, and programs.


Thursday, September 10, 2015
9:00 AM with 8:30 AM Registration


Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI

More information:

U.S. Economic Development Administration, Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement, Center for Community and Economic Development

Click here to register

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Co-Learning Plans

Innovative Ideas Needed

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REI supports the identification and development of Co-Learning plans based on innovative economic development tools, models, policies, and practices. We are looking for innovative economic development ideas in order to convert them to 2016 Co-Learning Plans. Do you have a creative idea to improve Michigan's economy? Submit here.

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Student-Led, Faculty-Guided

Last Chance!
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The REI is currently soliciting funding application for the Fall Semester Student-Led, Faculty-Guided projects, and the deadline is coming up! These projects help us leverage our state's vast higher education network to create economic innovation and educate our students in the field of economic development. To apply, click here.

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If you missed a webinar, don't fret! Check out the Webinar Series page on the REI website for recordings of past presentations.

Catch up on the most recent webinars:


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2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit Promo
2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit Promo

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