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Detroit Innovation

Detroit Can Learn a Thing or Two From Grand Rapids

Brandon Helderop | Posted 05.29.2013 | Detroit
Brandon Helderop

Over the past few decades, Grand Rapids has seen an exciting boom of sorts. While the magnitude of a Detroit turnaround will require much more, I believe the Motor City can learn a thing or two from our neighbor city in West Michigan as it continues to capitalize on recent successes.

The Detroit of Tomorrow

Brandon Helderop | Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit
Brandon Helderop

As Detroiters, we are daily seeing progress being made but I know I have wondered at times, what is the vision behind it all? Thankfully for today's Detroit, those on the front lines are visionaries that have bought into a common vision.

Can An Eco-Friendly Detroit Toothbrush Help Save The World?

Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

A toothbrush might be one of the least examined household products people purchase on a regular basis, but a new company launched in Detroit is asking...

WATCH: Hundreds Of Small-Scale Projects Transform A City

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.16.2012 | Detroit

Despite the massive hardships facing Detroit -- and because of them -- residents are working everyday to make the city a better place to live. Wi...

Expect More Detroit

Jason Lorimer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

Detroit is unique in many ways, of course, but in the context of solving globally applicable problems, this city's current state combined with an ever-growing influx of creative thinkers are creating a one-of-a-kind platform for innovation.

What Turin, Italy, Has That Detroit Needs

David O. Egner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Detroit
David O. Egner

The Detroit region has the assets and tools to be a leader in innovation. For the past several years, a culture of regional collaboration has been taking root, replacing several decades of fragmentation, competition or indifference.

Why Detroit? Why Now?

Ned Staebler | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Ned Staebler

I believe that this time is different. This time Detroit is on its way back. So, what makes me so optimistic? It's a combination of things, and that, in and of itself, is a good thing.