iLabs helps organizations – businesses, nonprofits, or government agencies – tackle their toughest challenges and answer their most difficult questions.
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.
The eCities study focuses on entrepreneurship because of its importance to the expansion and diversification of Michigan’s regional economies and the impact small businesses have on job creation. To date, nearly 300 communities across Michigan have participated in the study. Contact us to participate in the 2020 project.
Post Graduate Expectations Survey
The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research, iLabs, conducts an annual online survey of seniors across UM-Dearborn's campus to maintain an understanding of students' professional and personal expectations following graduation and how those decisions impact Michigan. iLabs has shared key findings from this survey with State leaders. These findings have informed policy considerations regarding the factors that attract students to Michigan or lead them to seek other opportunities outside of the State.
This study continues to further examine the policy considerations that are attracting students to Michigan or leading them to seek other opportunities outside of the State. For more information on the project, contact Timothy Davis at 313-593-4060.
Additional Campus Activities
iLabs conducts research studies that focus on the betterment of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. This research brings together teams of faculty and students to work on customized research solutions targeted at the specific needs of the campus. Recent projects include creating an undergraduate and graduate exit survey, focus groups with College of Business students, and surveying seniors across campus.
Students present findings from the research studies to University administrators to continually look at how to better serve our stakeholders. As a result, changes have been made to course offerings, internship programs, and opportunities for involvement of students and community stakeholders.