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 Metor-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

Recently, iLabs Director, Tim Davis presented research findings from a recent survey of...
Check out a recent report of iLabs impact on student and faculty engagement, research...
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) generates more than 86,000 jobs and about...
AMA and SLC host Google as part of the Leadership Series on Wednesday January 29th at 6pm...


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