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November 15, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Category: Reception
Location: Student Center | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

As one of the nation’s preeminent urban research universities, Wayne State consistently generates important innovations and ground-breaking research. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, the school will launch the Wayne Innovation Hub to coordinate and enhance its programs for entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization, and community partnerships, and to enhance the university’s overall culture of innovation.

The Innovation Hub launch celebration will remind people on campus and throughout the region that Wayne State has a strong track record of innovation and entrepreneurship and showcase how it is taking its commitment to an even higher level. The event will include music; a series of short, entertaining “IDO” (Innovation, Disruption, Opportunity) talks; and the kickoff of a student-led community engagement project in which participants produce one-minute video profiles to highlight the innovations produced by everyday Detroiters. Attendees will also be encouraged to connect with the many innovation and entrepreneurship resources that exist on campus and around the community, and representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.


The Wayne Innovation Hub

The Wayne Innovation Hub is a new initiative by the Office of the Provost responsible for ensuring that WSU students, faculty, and staff have the innovation and entrepreneurship skills and resources they need to achieve career success, drive economic development, and improve their communities. The Innovation Hub will do this by providing strategic coordination, focus, and support for the many innovation and entrepreneurship activities taking place on the Wayne State campus.

For more information about this event, please contact David Tarver at 248.495.4888 or