Innovation Spaces & Resources
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that innovation happens everywhere! There are many creative ventures happening daily, which can sometimes make it challenging to know where to go for assistance or questions. Below please find the areas that can help you in your quest for greatness.
The Business Innovation and Lean Center (BILC) is the place for collaborative business and process solutions. Students are provided with high impact experiential learning opportunities that enrich our community. The center vision is to strive to build an organization of problem-solvers, lean thinkers, and innovative transformational leaders.
Corporate and Professional Development (CPD) connects corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations with the customized training they need to advance their industry or service areas. CPD unites faculty from multiple colleges to create a customized training solution using Ferris facilities, trainee workplaces, or other creative locations, moving innovation in today's workforce forward.
HatchEd is Ferris State University's spring celebration of innovation in higher education. It is a conference for innovators from every college and department across Ferris. HatchEd empowers exploration and creates an environment where unexpected connections can be made. HatchEd also includes the Ferris annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Work. At this unique celebration, we honor the success of faculty and staff members that have published, performed, or presented their work.
The Hub enhances student learning by connecting with external stakeholders and facilitating opportunities for advanced research, sponsored project work, and applied learning. The initiative facilitates projects and services that integrate faculty, students, and community/industry partners; offer rich, interdisciplinary learning experiences; support the growth of small businesses; foster a culture of innovation for our community of professionals; and generate project funding through a variety of grant resources. Email Jonathan Moroney at [email protected] to learn more.
Located in the College of Engineering Technology, this is a space run by students dedicated to solving real problems. Email Luke Hedman at [email protected] to learn more. At Ferris, he can also be reached through Teams.
It is the mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to enhance and facilitate the ability of faculty, staff, and students to develop and achieve their goals as teacher-scholars in research, education, and service delivery through successful competition for internal and external funding. The office is your first stop for questions on grant applications, funding opportunities, intellectual property (patents), and research compliance (institutional review board).
The Shimadzu Core Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science research center containing over 2,000 square feet of presentation, research, and collaboration space housed in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education. Services offered include: sample analysis, course module development and implementation planning, and experimental design consultations.