UMCI groundbreaking


The U-M Center for Innovation in Detroit broke ground Dec. 14 in a ceremony featuring leaders of the partners bringing the project to fruition. The $250 million center in downtown Detroit is designed to be a world-class research, education and entrepreneurship center to advance innovation and talent-focused community development.

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Photo of 16 people in a line breaking ground for the UMCI.
Pictured, from left, are Coleman A Young, II, Detroit City Council member; Mary Waters, Detroit City Council member and U-M alumna; UMCI Director Scott Shireman; Cass Technical High School Principal Lisa Phillips; Regent Jordan Acker; Board of Regents Chair Sarah Hubbard; Christopher Ilitch, chair and CEO of Ilitch Holdings; Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan; President Santa J. Ono; Stephen M. Ross, chairman of Related Cos.; Regent Mark Bernstein; Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield; Regent Michael Behm; Provost Laurie McCauley; Geoff Chatas, chief financial officer and executive vice president; Fred Durhal III, Detroit City Council member. Click the image to view a larger version in your browser. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

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