WSU Innovation Studio

WSU Industry Innovation Center

Alert: As a precaution for the COVID19 outbreak, the WSU Industry Innovation Center located at 461 Burroughs Street is closed until further notice, however virtual Roadmapping session are available

The WSU Innovation Studio is a collaborative space that sparks a student's entrepreneurial journey through brainstorming, coaching, and training.

Located at the WSU Industry Innovation Center, we provide WSU students with exposure to innovation and entrepreneurship, offer free assistance toward developing projects and business ventures, and help students develop skills and connect with experiences and resources they will need to succeed in a 21st-century workforce.

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Roadmapping sessions are available Monday – Thursday 10 am – 12:30 pm by appointment only.
Studio closures: As a precaution for the COVID19 outbreak, the WSU Industry Innovation Center is closed until further notice. WSU student roadmapping sessions will be held virtually or by phone conference.

What we offer

We currently offer Wayne State students the following:

  • Roadmapping sessions 
    Scheduled 45-minute sessions connecting ideas to resources for individuals or groups with a Studio team member, by appointment only.
  • Curated innovation & entrepreneurship events calendar  
    Available at, these events are curated specifically for student entrepreneurs and innovators.

In addition, we are in the process of planning events and programing for winter 2021 and beyond. To get all the latest news on events and programs signup for our upcoming monthly newsletter!

Who we work with

The WSU Innovation Studio offers supports to all schools across campus in cultivating student entrepreneurship .resources  Including the Mike Ilitch School of Business, the College of Social Work, College of Liberal Arts and Science, the College of Engineering, STEM Innovative Learning Center, the College of Fine, Performing and Communications Arts, the Law School Business Clinic, the Honors College, Tech Commercialization, and more.  We love collaborating with faculty and staff looking for support with your entrepreneurial activities. Please email the Studio at

What we are reading in the Studio


WSU Innovation Studio staff

Tawnya Clark, Outreach and Engagement Fellow

Matthew Roling, Executive Director of the Office of Business Innovation

Where we're located

WSU Innovation Studio @ WSU Industry Innovation Center
Wayne State Research and Technology Park
461 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202

We'd love to hear your ideas for the Innovation Studio. Email us

WSU Innovation Studio is made possible through the support of the William Davidson Foundation and the Office of the Provost.