The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research — 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.
You put a lot of effort and time into it. ... For a student who is curious about market research, it’s a great opportunity.
Lecturer Patrick Keyes, who teaches UM-Dearborn’s Small Business Management course and is an entrepreneur, understands struggles associated with business ownership and has a few ideas on how to work through them.
To strengthen community partnerships and help students gain experience, College of Business initiatives continue to support local businesses throughout COVID changes and help entrepreneurs succeed.
Through a partnership with Dearborn’s Downtown Development Authorities and the City of Dearborn, UM-Dearborn’s iLabs conducted research exploring how local businesses pivoted to weather the pandemic. Read the takeaways.