Wayne State Innovation Hub

Launched in November 2017, The Wayne State Innovation Hub coordinates and enhances Wayne State's programs for entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization, and community partnerships, and to enhance the university's overall culture of innovation.

It is an element of the university's five-year strategic plan, Distinctively Wayne State, which identified innovation and entrepreneurship as strategic focus areas. This strategic focus is driven by rapid technological advances that impact all university disciplines and strongly influence where jobs for students will be in the future.

The Innovation Hub works with all university units to ensure that students, faculty, and staff have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to achieve career success, drive economic development, and improve their communities. 

"Our strong Detroit roots, world-class academic and research programs, and thriving, diverse campus culture make us exceptionally well positioned to produce needed innovation and play a leadership role in the revitalization of the Detroit region."

- Provost Keith E. Whitfield