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Microsoft Visits the Innovation Institute

MicrosoftLogo2Innovator namesake Henry Ford Health System stakes its future on health innovation Bill Crounse, MD / Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Henry Ford was perhaps one of the greatest innovators of his day. It would be hard to imagine the American automobile business without the fingerprints of Henry Ford. It might surprise you to know […]

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Duggan creates ‘innovation district’ in Midtown

Mayor Mike Duggan and Council President Brenda Jones. Duggan says his goal is to bring jobs and development to Detroit neighborhoods. (Max Ortiz / The Detroit News)

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140612/METRO01/306120083#ixzz35foCaMH5Detroit News: Duggan creates ‘innovation district’ to spur jobs in downtown, Midtown Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan said Thursday that an area encompassing downtown and Midtown will become the city’s first “innovation district,” an area with an anchor company that attracts other businesses. The announcement follows a recent report by the Brookings Institution in Washington, […]

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Detroit launches Innovation District to spur job growth

Crains Detroit: Detroit launches Innovation District to spur job growth A new Innovation District will promote small business growth and create jobs throughout Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday. Duggan named Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Medical System, as chair of a 17-person advisory committee that will create the formal district. “We have right […]

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Free Press: Detroit innovation-district strategy group

bilde_2Tom Walsh: Duggan taps Schlichting to chair innovation-district strategy group Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan plans to announce today that Nancy Schlichting, CEO of the Henry Ford Health System, will head a new working group to explore how creating an innovation district can accelerate job growth and entrepreneurship in the city. Duggan will be accompanied at […]

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Crains Detroit: Digital Health Challenge

Crains_HighligtsCompetition challenges Henry Ford employees to use tech to cut costs, improve patient care By: Tom Henrerson The Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit is looking for 10 teams of would-be entrepreneurs interesting in launching companies around the idea of wearable and sensor technologies. To that end, it has announced the Davidson Digital Health Challenge, […]

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Detroit Free Press: From gowns to gadgets

bildeHenry Ford aims to make waves in health care innovation by: Tom Walsh J.C. Whitelaw, A/V producer/director, from left; and product designers Eric Myers and Michael Forbes compare ideas at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit on Tuesday. / Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press A century after Henry Ford revolutionized auto manufacturing, an idea factory […]

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Experiments In The Stars

NationalGeographicLogoMaking Science Aboard a Floating Lab When Destiny, a 28-foot long laboratory module, arrived at the International Space Station in 2001, an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about our world and ourselves began. Astronaut Tom Jones helped assemble the aluminum module, calling it “the guts of the Space Station’s research and command and control capabilities.” […]

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How Michigan is Embracing the Future of Health Tech

IMG_4023After a record-breaking year of investment in Health IT nationally, Michigan hospitals, investors and state funds are offering Metro-Detroit the opportunity to support local health tech and reap the benefits of this high potential space. At the center of this opportunity is the Henry Ford Innovation Institute (HFII). In recent months Henry Ford Innovation Institute […]

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New Economy Initiative

NEI-infographic-FINAL“Henry Ford Innovation Institution is much more than a nice building”  Henry Ford Innovation Institute occupies a magnificent space in the heart of Henry Ford Health System’s main campus in Midtown Detroit. Originally constructed as an auditorium in 1915, the Innovation Institute, with the help of NEI, has transformed its space into an open, collaborative, […]

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VC Draper Triangle invests here…

CRAINS DETROIT: Highly regarded Pa. firm to open offices in A2, Detroit Draper Triangle Ventures, a Pittsburgh-based affiliate of one of the oldest and best-regarded venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, is opening offices in Ann Arbor and downtown Detroit and is deep in due diligence on its first investment in the state. The firm, […]

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