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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!

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What's New at REI?

We now have a page dedicated to videos! Check it out here!

Our newest video, Placemaking and Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects, details accounts by students and faculty about the Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project process. Learn more about these projects visit our Submit an Application page.

Save the Date

Mark your calendar! REI's 4th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in East Lansing.

Don't forget to check out the great highlight video of last year's Summit!

REI News

REI Successes and Upcoming Events

REI would like to congratulate three-time Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project partner Steven Mankouche for being awarded a Kresge Innovative Project grant from the Kresge Foundation! The $135,000 grant will help transform dilapidated houses into eco-friendly greenhouses in distressed communities. Check out Steven's Afterhouse project, watch his REI webinar, or read his REI report.

On Thursday, April 23, the fifth annual MSU Innovation Celebration will be held at the Huntington Club in Spartan Stadium. The event highlights innovation and startup technologies in classrooms and beyond. For more information and to RSVP, visit the 2015 Innovation Celebration website.

Dr. Phillip Olla, Professor at Madonna University, will be presenting the Impact Assessment of Pollution in Southwest Detroit webinar on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00pm. This project applies existing knowledge and evidence about health impacts in Southwest Detroit to specific social and community contexts. For more information on this webinar view the event flyer.

To see past stories, visit the News Archive.

New Videos Link

Placemaking and Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2014 Highlights

To see more REI videos, check out our Videos page.

Project Status

The 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit will be on September 4th!

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Ideas reviewed and selected

Summer/Fall 2014

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Authors solicited

Fall 2014

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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!