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Detroit Center for Innovation

University of Michigan

As the centerpiece of a development within the heart of the city, the Detroit Center for Innovation will offer programs that focus on high-tech research, education, and innovation for university students and the community at large.

Sited on a four-acre lot in The District Detroit, an established mixed-use sports and entertainment hub, the campus extension for the University will provide a new space to engage with industry nonprofits and community partners in the city. The planned academic center will feature a 200,000-square-foot research and graduate education building for UM students in mobility, artificial intelligence, data science, entrepreneurship, cybersecurity, financial technology, and more. The initial phase of the DCI build-out also will include incubator and start-up services for entrepreneurs, collaboration space for established companies, residential units, a hotel and conference center, and event space.

When opened, the Detroit Center for Innovation will provide Michigan businesses with a pipeline of talent and offer opportunities for current workers to further their skills in a world of fast-paced, technological change. It will also build on Detroit’s growing presence as a center for innovation, which now includes Ford’s new Corktown mobility innovation campus, Techtown, and Wayne State University.

Location

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Client

Related Companies, Olympia Development, Ilitch Holdings, University of Michigan

Type

Education, Public Realm, Research + Healthcare

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Project Type:Research + Healthcare
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