Labs and institutes
The James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute, located in the College of Engineering, seeks to translate research and development (R&D) into innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E). The Institute offers funding, development guidance, competitions, and connections to other programs throughout Detroit.
The Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL), located in the Mike Ilitch School of Business, provides resources, insights, and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups, and startups based on WSU intellectual property. Working in close coordination with instructors and students engaged in new entrepreneurship and innovation certificate programs, the BELL will help student founders develop commercialization pathways and attract additional funding aligned with business.
Social entrepreneurship has increasingly become a focus within the School of Social Work as it has worked to expand and strengthen its macro training, most notably through the revision of its M.S.W. concentration Innovations in Innovations in Community, Policy, and Leadership (I-CPL). The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program at Wayne State University is dedicated to the education of world-class M.S.W. practitioners who commit themselves to serving effectively those individuals who are vulnerable or oppressed, to achieving social and economic justice, and to improving the quality of life of individuals, families, groups and communities.