1. Curriculum committee set for Detroit Center for Innovation

    President Mark Schlissel appointed 21 faculty members and administrators to the Detroit Center for Innovation Curriculum Development Committee. The committee of 17 regular and four ex-officio members began meeting weekly recently to formulate curricula that are interdisciplinary and focused on the emerging needs of the Detroit regional economy.

  2. Sparking ideas, jobs, and creation in Detroit

    Partnering with a small business owner to boost her coffee shop business, building a makerspace for students and the Brightmoor community, and working with Eastside city residents to create authentic tours are just a few projects the University of Michigan is collaborating on to boost entrepreneurial impact in Detroit.

  3. U-M leaders, innovators react to news of the Detroit Center for Innovation

    “The economic success of our state is tied to the success of Detroit. It’s our largest city and it plays an important role in Michigan’s economic well-being. This new Detroit Center for Innovation will benefit not just Detroit, and the region – but also the entire state of Michigan.”

    ~ University of Michigan Regent Chair Ron Weiser, Ann Arbor

  4. U-M students share winning ideas to bring pop-up retail to Detroit’s neighborhoods

    A Detroit Economic Growth Corp. plan to support entrepreneurs that are just getting started with short-term, low risk, pop-up opportunities got a boost from University of Michigan students who recently competed in the annual Social Impact Challenge.

  5. Launching a Maker Space in Detroit

    Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are working with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.