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 Thursday, February 4, 2016, representatives from JD Power Associates will be on campus...
Over the past several years, University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty and students have...
DETROIT, March 31, 2015 – Willow Run Airport generates more than 950 jobs and $123...
Students across campus here at U of M-Dearborn have crafted their ideas in anticipation...


  1. RT @UMD_Business: We are pleased to have two new faculty members join the College of Business this year!
  2. Enjoyed last night's @leanstartup program and seeing @UMD_Business alumnus @suneel back in
  3. Looks like another interesting program at CU Boulder!
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