iLabs, the University's Center for Innovation Research, connects faculty and student researchers with businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to advance the understanding of innovation and its impact on econmomic development.

iLabs is housed within the University's College of Business. iLabs, a research institute established in 2006, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of corporate, entrepreneurial, and institutional innovation and its impact on economic development. Our highly skilled faculty researchers and dedicated student research assistants conduct customized research, develop strategic goals, and identify opportunities that culminate in the creation of value for iLabs partners.

Center for Innovation Research - iLabs
It was the work that I did with iLabs that really got my foot in the door and gave me an edge over others, because basically I had a semester of market research.
Nick Carulli, J.D. Power, Graduated in 2007

Research Services

Business Links

iLabs helps organizationsbusinesses, nonprofits, or government agencies tackle their toughest challenges and answer their most difficult questions with researchers from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Projects and Studies

iLabs conducts research for external organizations/clients as well as internal departments at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

Student Opportunities

Student Involvement

University of Michigan-Dearborn students are eligible to participate in iLabs and gain hands-on experience in applied research skills.