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!

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2014 Conference

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

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Ideas Matter!

The REI University Center will be holding an Idea-Generating Event on Wednesday, November 12, from 12:30 to 1:30pm at the Michigan State University Creativity Exploratory in 307 Linton Hall. The event invites MSU students from diverse backgrounds to learn about REI's goals and process, and encourages them to share their own ideas for improving Michigan's economy. REI expects the event to open a new pathway for gathering ideas for future Co-Learning Plans.

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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.

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!