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University of Michigan

Detroit, MI, USA
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About Us

The Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI) will be a world-class research, education and entrepreneurship center in the heart of the city. It is a collaboration between the University of Michigan (U-M), Related Companies and Olympia Development to advance innovation- and talent-focused community development, propelling city-, region-, and statewide job creation and inclusive economic growth.


The DCI signals the next frontier of the city’s historic leadership in tech and innovation. The approximately four acre new DCI will be anchored by a world-class estimated $250 million, 200,000 square-foot research and education center operated by U-M. Programs will focus on high-tech research, education, and innovation, with the goal of supporting the economic development of Detroit and the state with a pipeline of talent.  

The DCI will also include a technology incubator, housing and green space. For years, Detroit's leaders, community organizations, foundations, business and citizens have been doing the big work, together, to move the city forward. The DCI will build on the incredible work already under way -- and catalyze this momentum further, by combining the academic and research prestige of the University of Michigan with Detroit’s innovative history and singular growth potential.