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Driverless cars are coming to downtown Grand Rapids in March 2019

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Driverless vehicles are coming to Grand Rapids in March 2019. How will it affect our city? There are many different positions on this topic and a lot of different variables to consider.   What are driverless vehicles? These are transportation...

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Grow your ability to innovate, collaborate and create through design thinking on October 24

by (wmcat)

Submitted 10-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Public Agency at WMCAT's 1-Day Design Thinking Blitz on October 24 is an 8-hour challenge to shed behaviors that prevent us from moving projects forward. Over the course of the day you’ll complete a design cycle; hone your...

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Riolo Creative Engineering thrives on innovation

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marco Riolo helps people to realize their vision and then breathes life into that vision. Under his business name Riolo Creative Engineering, he spends his days finding solutions to people's problems. He believes he has a talent and believes...

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Innovation Central students chosen to attend APEC summit in Beijing

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In a couple short weeks three students from Innovation Central High School will have the life shaping opportunity to travel to China to represent their school, city and country at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers...

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Grand Rapids' first Mini Maker Faire fills all three floors of Public Museum

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-31-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire launched a successful first day, if measured by the long line to get in at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Though the name may leave people thinking assuming it's a craft or art fair, the event draws more...

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Blue 35 creates high tech office, conference spaces for rent

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-29-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Blue 35, made possible by a collaboration between Rockford Construction and Haworth, has already seen a lot of use of their short-to-long-term office and conference rentals since opening on February 5. Since February, over 100 conference meetings...

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Maker space fosters diversity, continues to encourage cross pollination

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

On June 28, GR Makers celebrated their official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The workshop and studio have been operating for the past year at 401 Hall Street suite 125. Now it's official. The maker space has accumulated an...

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TEDxGrandRapids to be held at Grand Rapids Civic Theater

by (lisadebone)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NEWS

On May 7, TEDxGrandRapids will celebrate its fifth year of sharing innovative talks through a conference of 15 diverse presentations. Held at the Grand Rapids Civic Theater, speakers from a range of backgrounds including entrepreneurs, designers,...

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A Pleasant Dog works to help dogs, their owners thrive

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has a new dog training service in town called A Pleasant Dog. A Pleasant Dog is the creation of long-time dog lover and trainer, Jenn Gavin. Gavin’s goal for A Pleasant Dog is to help urban dogs and their owners thrive in a city...

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Innovation through collaboration: Life at The Factory

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Factory, situated on the fourth floor of 38 Fulton St W (better known as the building that houses San Chez), is an office space. But --not really. "We are a coworking space located in downtown Grand Rapids," shares Annie Klooster...

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