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Video: Get ready for a summer of robots and discovery at the Michigan Science Center

From its planetarium to its new RobotLab exhibit, the Michigan Science Center has a little something for everyone. Get a sense of the sights and sounds of the museum before your next visit to Michigan's STEM hub. read on…

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: iFetch

The Henry Ford shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Meet some animal lovers in the tech world who have ideas for strengthening your bond with your pet.  read on…

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Cloth electricity

The Henry Ford shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Can clothing generate electricity? David Carroll of Wake Forest University thinks so.  read on…

NEIdeas challenge returns for second year of grants to small businesses in Detroit

Applications for 2015 NEIdeas grants open on Thursday, May 7. read on…

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: The end of lost items

The Henry Ford shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Want your lost belongings to boomerang back to you? Learn how these entrepreneurs' mobile-based finding devices keep your items from wandering away for good. read on…

Featured Video: Sundberg-Ferar

Sundberg-Ferar was established in 1934 and is the second oldest industrial product design company in the United States. The Walled Lake company is an industry leader with a product roster that includes home appliances, automotive products, industrial electronic products, mass transit vehicles, vending machines, aircraft interiors, medical tools, and concept models for the NASA space station. Take a look inside Sundberg-Ferar with this Oakland County Prosper video by Matthew Stanton.  read on…

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Daniela and Jorge Perdona

The Henry Ford shares inspiring stories that showcase change-makers and the possibilities for future progress. Learn how entrepreneurs Daniela Perdona and Jorge Perdona can help you keep communication alive when cell service fails or you're off the grid. read on…

Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder

In this video, three Detroit Revitalization Fellows talk about their day jobs, which are all focused on improving life in the city, and their extracurricular entrepreneurial activities, which do much the same. read on…

UIX DETROIT: JOIN THE MOVEMENT

For the past three years, Urban Innovation Exchange has been following hundreds of small projects making a big impact in Detroit. We have covered everyone from corporate executives working to create stronger communities to grassroots organizers galvanizing people on the streets. They've ranged from tech start-ups to restaurateurs, spiritual leaders to youth advocates, artists to ambassadors. Three years and some 300 people later and we can say: this is the face of Detroit innovation. Video by DETROIT LIVES! read on…

VIDEO: Thirty established Detroit businesses win $10K each for their ideas for growth

Last month, the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI) did something unusual for a philanthropic organization: it recongized the contributions small businesses make to Detroit neighborhoods by granting them money directly for their ideas for growth.  NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Business Growth launched in May by asking existing businesses (those that are at least three years old, i.e. non-startups) in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park a simple question: "What's your best idea for growth?" Nearly 600 loval businesses applied, of which thirty were selected by a jury to receive $10,000 each. Meet the winners in this video by Detroit Lives! Click here for the full list of NEIdeas $10k Challenge winners.   read on…

UIX: PORTRAITS OF DETROIT INNOVATION

For the last 3 years, UIX has been documenting the growing movement of artists, makers, entrepreneurs and innovators leading creative neighborhood transformation in Detroit. In this look back, photographer Doug Coombe shares some of the people, projects & places he has captured along the way. Want the full experience? Join us at #UIXDET Sept 24-26, 2014 in Detroit. Music: "Baptism" by Passalacqua, off their new album CHURCHread on…

VIDEO: PETER DALINOWSKI AND TUNDE WEY, (REVOLVER)

Detroit's scrappy, resilient DIY mentality is perhaps most evident in its burgeoning food scene - one filled with fluorishing urban farms, trendy bars and restaurants, artisan food start-ups, and pop-ups aplenty. (revolver) in Hamtramck is a pop-up that doesn't pop back down. A combination supper club and social experiment, (revolver) features a rotating host of chefs that changes each week, from home cooks looking to launch their own concept to seasoned professionals of national note looking to do something different and have a little bit of fun. Co-owners Peter Dalinowski and Tunde Wey discuss their concept and why so many people are drawn to it. Video by DETROIT LIVESread on…

VIDEO: DLECTRICITY 2014

Interested in Detroit creativity and innovation? September is the time to dive in. Join us for Detroit Design Festival (September 23-28), Urban Innovation Exchange (September 24-26), Dlectricity (September 26-27), and Meeting of the Minds (September 30-October 2). For more info, visit http://UIXDetroit.com/events. Video by DLECTRICITYread on…

VIDEO: VACANT NOT BLIGHTED - REVITALIZING DETROIT

Detroit is facing enormous challenges with an abundance of vacant and abandoned buildings in the city. Demolition is a necessary part of moving the city forward, but Detroit can't just demo its way to revitalization. Here, individuals on the ground in Detroit show that through strategic preservation and rehabilitation of commercial and residential structures, you can change the dynamic one building at a time and demonstrate that just because it's vacant, doesn't mean it's blighted. Video by Michigan Historic Preservation Network. read on…

VIDEO: Dan Carmody, Eastern Market

Dan Carmody, President of Eastern Market Corporation, discusses the importance of Eastern Market to the city and the region and why it's about more than just food. Video by DETROIT LIVESread on…
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