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.
iLabs helps organizations – businesses, nonprofits, or government agencies – tackle their toughest challenges and answer their most difficult questions with researchers from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
iLabs conducts research for external organizations/clients as well as internal departments at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
University of Michigan-Dearborn students are eligible to participate in iLabs and gain hands-on experience in applied research skills.