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Grand Ledge Fledge

The Fledge is examining the validity of a private, for-profit business incubator. By studying the revenue and equity sharing model being used at the Grand Ledge Fledge, LLC., this Co-Learning Plan will produce recommendations on how to develop sustainable practices for a successful incubator model. The Fledge is is dedicated to improving the business environment in Mid Michigan through competitions, incubation and acceleration. They use a project based innovation approach to combine many skills and disciplines together to develop ideas and take them from conception to commercialization.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2017 Recap

Footage recapping our annual Innovate Michigan! Summit in East Lansing. We learned and shared with economic developers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, scholars, students, local and state government officials, and other community leaders at the event, which featured presentations from REI's 2017 innovative economic development projects, including current and potential tools, models, policies, programs, student projects, and Michigan inventions.

Discovery to Market

Watch and learn how inventors can make the best out of their resources and see what efforts Michigan has been making to connect people, resources, and capital to push ideas from concept to market.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2017 Promo

Join us on Friday, September 15th, 2017 for our annual Innovate Michigan! Summit, in East Lansing Michigan. Learn, share and create innovative economic development tools, models, policies and programs. Hear what our Co-Learning, Co-Implementation, and Student-Led, Faculty-Guided project authors have researched and discovered.

Aquahouse

Abandoned houses are being turned into greenhouses that supply healthier and cheaper life styles for the neighborhoods of Flint.

Flint City Pop-Up

Flint City Pop-Up has educates and supports emerging entrepreneurs through a combination of monthly meetings, regular pop-up shop opportunities, and hands-on mentoring.

Aquahouse Trailer

Get ready for the upcoming success of aquahouses, starting in Flint, Michigan. Find out how abandoned houses can be turned into greenhouses to supply healthier and cheaper life styles for their neighborhoods.

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2016

Join us on September 7th for our fifth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit. Discover what MSU REI has done to spark nearly $60,000,000 of investment into Michigan's economy and come help us Innovate Michigan!

Women Who Weld

Watch to learn about Women Who Weld, a non-profit organization out of Detroit, Michigan that teaches unemployed women how to weld and find work within the industry.

MILE Law: Investment Based Crowdfunding

Learn about the MILE Law (Michigan Invests Locally Exemption). Discover the power of investment based crowdfunding and also hear the story of how it came to be.

2015 Innovate Michigan Summit Recap

Check out what happened at this year's Innovate Michigan! Summit, hear what presenters and participants thought of the event, and find out how they feel about what the REI Network is doing for communities abroad.

Placemaking and Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2014 Highlights

Innovate Michigan! is an annual event hosted by REI, offering presentations of interest to a broad spectrum of participants, including business owners, faculty students, and those in the non-profits industry. Innovate Michigan! provides opportunities to network and learn.

Pop-Up Business Model

This Co-Learning Plan focused on the tangible tasks, challenges, and best practices associated with development and management of pop-up programs in Detroit and around the nation, using 'REVOLVE Detroit' as a model.

Senator Carl Levin Thanks REI

U.S. Senator Carl Levin thanks the University Center for Regional Economic Innovation at the 2014 REI Innovate Michigan! Summit.

Skills Gap

This research focuses on the skills gap in the Michigan manufacturing sector, with an emphasis on how producer firms can play a role to address workforce development obstacles by collaborating with institutions and actors in their local supply chains and industrial clusters.

Small Business Technology

Connect Michigan has been leading the way to bring the economic and quality of life benefits of broadband to all Michigan residents. This Co-Learning Plan explores the opportunity for hands-on, on-site technology training for Michigan small businesses and suggests a model for local implementation.