REI E-Update

July 26, 2018

Register Now. Innovate Michigan! Summit. September 6th, 2018. Register at:

Share, Learn, Create Innovative Economic Development Ideas

A diverse and dynamic network that develops and implements innovative economic development ideas, tools, models, policies, and practices for Michigan.

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Register Now for the 2018 Innovate Michigan! Summit

The 7th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit and Michigan Inventors Coalition (MIC) Expo will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

The Innovate Michigan! Summit features presentations on new economic development tools, models, programs, and policies with community-university projects from around the state. Participants will gather to prioritize ideas for future REI activities and are invited to join the MIC Expo following the Summit.

Join us for a networking reception after the MIC Expo.


8:00-9:00 AM

  • Welcome
  • Opening Remarks: Rex Lamore, Director, MSU Center for Community and Economic Development
  • Welcome Remarks: Rachel Croson, Dean, MSU College of Social Science
  • Panel Discussion: Agricultural Technological Innovation in Michigan

9:15-10:00 AM

10:15-11:00 AM

11:15-11:45 AM

  • Ideas to Innovations
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Call for Fall 2018 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects

Application Now Open!

Apply now for funding for Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Technical Assistance Projects for the Fall 2018 semester. These projects, based in colleges and universities across the state, should assist Michigan communities in completing local and regional economic development initiatives, especially in distressed rural and urban communities. Hurry! The application deadline is July 27, 2018.

Apply Now! 

Now Accepting Ideas for 2019 Co-Learning Plans

We Need Your #Ideas4MI!

Michigan needs new ideas to improve our economy for all Michiganders. Do you have an idea? We take the best ideas and find experts to turn them into Co-Learning Plans! Submit your idea on our Suggest an Idea page or by tweeting using #Ideas4MI!

6th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo

Don't Forget to Register!

September 6, 2018, Kellogg Conference Center, East Lansing, MI

Register Now! 

Michigan Inventors Coalition
MSU Center for Community and Economic Development, University Center for Regional Economic Innovation, 1615 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
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