Wednesday, February 03, 1999
The third session of the Governor's Innovation Forum, "Choosing Solutions and Building Michigan's Model," is February 10, at the University of Michigan's Michigan League Conference Center in Ann Arbor. At this session, delegates will narrow down the solutions and strategies discussed at the previous two sessions and will select those ideas they believe will improve the state's hi-tech environment in the short, medium, and long term. "The ideas and feedback we have gotten from the delegates at the first two sessions of the Innovation Forum have been tremendous," said Doug Rothwell, CEO and department director of the Michigan Jobs Commission. "As a result, we now have a better idea as to the direction we need to take in order to encourage more high-tech entrepreneurism in the state." In May 1998, Governor John Engler created the Governor's Innovation Forum to improve collaboration between the state's research universities and the private sector, with the goal being to create more high-technology jobs in the state. The Forum is a year-long series of meetings, with recommendations for action by the state, universities, and businesses being issued in April 1999. For more information on the Forum, visit the Website at the address below or call the Michigan Jobs Commission at (517) 373-9808.