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SmartZones provide distinct geographical locations where technology-based companies, entrepreneurs and researchers can locate in close proximity to community assets that assist in their endeavors. SmartZones include technology business accelerators that provide resources and various services to Michigan entrepreneurs.
Use the interactive map on the left to find a SmartZone near you. Map features work best when used in Chrome.
May 21, 2020
In The Zone - OU INC
On this episode of "In The Zone," Client Strategist Steve Kent provides an inside look at Oakland University's SmartZone, OU INC. In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the City of Rochester Hills and various community and industry partners, OU INC provides strategic business solutions and entrepreneurial resources to companies specializing in medical devices, health sciences, advanced manufacturing, advanced technology and alternative energy.
Apr 23, 2020
In The Zone - Centrepolis
On this episode, Director Dan Radomski provides an inside look at Southfield's SmartZone, the Centrepolis Accelerator. Supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Lawrence Technological University and the City of Southfield, Centrepolis Accelerator is dedicated to helping designers, manufacturers, engineers and tech experts commercialize their innovative products.
Mar 23, 2020
In The Zone – Automation Alley
Tom Kelly, executive director and CEO of Automation Alley, takes us "In the Zone" at Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center. Launched in 1999, Automation Alley has more than 1,000 members working to launch, grow or diversify their business and establish Michigan as a leader in the emerging technology sector.
Feb 11, 2020
In the Zone | Innovate Marquette
Chad Leisenring provides an inside look at Innovate Marquette, a Michigan SmartZone that assists in the acceleration and growth of technology-based startups and entrepreneurs in Marquette, Michigan.
Dec 5, 2019
In the Zone | MTEC SmartZone
Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation (MTEC) SmartZone CEO, Daniel Jamison, provides an inside look of Houghton’s Powerhouse facility.
Oct 31, 2019
In the Zone | Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)
Tony Willis, vice president of entrepreneurship at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, an economic development organization representing Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties, takes us “In the Zone” for a behind-the-scenes look at the SmartZone.
Oct 9, 2019
In the Zone | Central Michigan University Research Corporation (CMURC)
Erin Strang, president and CEO of Central Michigan University Research Corporation (CMURC), a nonprofit focused on advancing economic development in the mid-Michigan community, takes us “In the Zone” for an inside look at the Mt. Pleasant SmartZone.
Aug 29, 2019
In the Zone | Holland's Treehuis
Amanda Chocko, director of SURGE, which manages the Holland SmartZone, takes us “In the Zone” to provide an inside look of the Treehuis, a coworking space in downtown Holland.
Jul 25, 2019
In the Zone | Lean Rocket Lab
In this edition of “In the Zone,” Lean Rocket Lab founder and CEO, Brandon Marken, takes us behind-the-scenes at Jackson’s manufacturing-tech accelerator.
Jun 27, 2019
In the Zone | WMed Innovation Center
Michigan’s SmartZones offer localized, low-cost co-working spaces, training and mentorship to entrepreneurs, researchers and startups in 21 locations across the state.