Center for Innovation Research

The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research — iLabs — is housed within the University’s College of Business. iLabs, a research institute established in 2006, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of corporate, entrepreneurial, and institutional innovation and its impact on economic development.

iLabs Research Highlights

iLabs reports on a recent study of Detroit Metro-Airport and finds: DTW Airport has an economic impact of over $10 Billion for the State of Michigan

eCities, an annual iLabs project, is a free and easy economic development tool for local governments!

eCities recognizes certain local governments who encourage entrepreneurial and economic growth as Best Practices Communities

 

In the news

On March 28th, 2018 11 student teams pitched their new healthy food and mobility business...
On Monday, February 19th from 5-6 pm, iLabs will be hosting an Ideation Workshop in FCS...
On Monday, March 5th, 2018, representatives from J.D. Power and Associates will be on...
The fifth annual UM-Dearborn Business Idea Pitch Competition is set to take place on...

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  1. RT @TheHireEffect: See Miche Rayment speak on the panel of the FemPrenuer Summit, coming to east Michigan on April 26! t.co/ImBbRcr…
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  3. Ann Arbor’s Renaissance Venture Capital Fund Attracts More Than $1.3B of Investment to Michigan Startups t.co/erqIgj7EN3
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