We want your #Ideas4MI

Do you have innovative ideas to improve Michigan's economy? Tweet them using #Ideas4MI or send them directly to us! The best ideas could turn into REI projects!

Submit your idea now!

Student Project Funding

Calling all Michigan college and university faculty! We're looking for student-led, faculty guided technical assistance projects to fund this fall.

Submit your application by August 1

2014 Conference

The 3rd annual Innovate Michigan! Summit will be Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

Register today!

REI News


We need you to submit your ideas to revitalize and strengthen Michigan's economy! These ideas can be tools, models, policies, or programs that improve the lives and business opportunities of those in your community. Past ideas include Makerspaces, Pop-Up Businesses and addressing the Skills Gap issue. No idea is too small. We want to hear new ideas along with innovative practices that may already be working in your community!

Through these new and innovative ideas, the University Center for Regional Economic Innovation will commission authors to research your idea and develop a Co-Learning Plan, which helps to disseminate your idea out to the REI Network for a better Michigan. Who knows, your idea may be Michigan's next major claim to fame!

Tweet your ideas using #Ideas4MI or submit them directly to us!

To see past stories, visit the News Archive.

Project Status

We are currently soliciting authors for our selected Co-Learning Plan ideas to be completed in the 2013/2014 cycle.

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Ideas reviewed and selected

Summer/Fall 2013

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Authors solicited

Fall 2013

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Timeline of REI Co-learning Plan Development

Get Involved

Are you interested in joining a digital community seeking to generate innovative ideas, tools, models, policies, and practices that can strengthen Michigan's economy? Join the REI Networks!

Do you have an idea for an innovative tool, model, or policy? Have you heard about an innovative local practice? Let us know!