We are currently seeking applications for Co-Learning Plans as well as Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Technical Assistance Projects. Visit the Submit an Application page for more information!
Calling for Co-Learning Plan Authors!
A new year is quickly approaching, and with it comes a new set of projects. Each year, REI funds up to 10 Co-Learning Plans which explore various tools, models, policies and practices that could improve Michigan's economy. Application for the 2015 Co-Learning Plan series are now available here. The deadline for applications is December 5, 2014.
Past projects include tax legislation (Improving TIF Transparency and Accountability), and community improvement programs (Community Based Investing), among others. Some of this year's topics include "Supporting Michigan 'Triple Bottom Line' Businesses", "Michigan's Ecotourism Economy", and "Urban Grower Co-ops". For a full list, visit our Submit an Application page and click on "Apply now!" We're looking forward to getting the new round of Co-Learning Plans underway; good luck to all applicants!
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Innovate Michigan! Summit 2014 Highlights
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.
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.
Good news for Southeast Michigan! Employment levels highest since December 2008! http://t.co/5crskbOp1s
We're now accepting applications for Co-Learning Plans for 2015! Make sure to apply! http://t.co/ZRwaviLAns
Dave Koziol, CEO Podcast: Conversations on Economic Opportunity http://t.co/Qj5Ck75vgs
Harman building new Metro Detroit headquarters, adding 200 jobs http://t.co/H1QFh39lA8
U-M economic forecast: jobs, vehicle sales up http://t.co/q0kjyAiijY
LAUNCHED celebrates Lansing-area entrepreneurs with $10,000 competition, Innovator of the Year http://t.co/xMq9cggNeT
The 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit will be on September 4th!
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!