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Moving Ideas to Market Initiative

Prima Civitas Foundation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2008–November 30, 2009
  • Location East Lansing, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

This renewal grant will support the beginning stages of the implementation process resulting from the last grant period’s planning activities. Prima Civitas Foundation began the Moving Ideas to Market Initiative to create incentives, visions, and an action plan for mid-Michigan’s higher education institutions to collaborate around commercialization and entrepreneurship. To further this initiative, the grantee has created five action teams that will focus on: 1) K-12 entrepreneurship education; 2) post-secondary entrepreneurship education; 3) growth of early-stage ideas and businesses; 4) university-industry partnerships; and 5) Web-based social networking and resources. The end goal is integrated strategies that will accelerate change and innovation.