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 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...
On Tuesday, November 14th, communities were recognized for developing a positive...

Twitter

  1. The Detroit Assoc of Biz Economists has an interesting program on Feb 22 - it looks at the challenges ahead for the… t.co/vk7S7pIYLV
  2. Great way to see some new innovation coming for the mobility industry. t.co/m7JQcH3LuV
  3. Great opportunity for students to see how companies like Lear are designing products for the future. t.co/sPsy4YNFaT
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