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SmartZones™ provide distinct geographical locations where technology-based firms, entrepreneurs and researchers locate in close proximity to all of the community assets that assist in their endeavors. SmartZone technology clusters promote resource collaborations between universities, industry, research organizations, government and other community institutions, growing technology-based businesses and jobs. New and emerging businesses in SmartZone technology clusters are primarily focused on commercializing ideas, patents and other opportunities surrounding corporate, university or private research institute R&D efforts.

Within Michigan's 12 Smartzones are 10 business incubators, and eight offer wet laboratory services. Some of the benefits to locating a business within a SmartZone include business planning, grant writing, networking, SBIR and STTR assistance, venture capital preparation and introductions. For more information, please visit the Michigan Economic Development Corp. website.

SmartZone Map

I=incubator, W=wet laboratory facilities

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti: Ann Arbor SPARK (I, W)
University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University
201 S. Division St., Suite 430
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 761-9317
Contact: Skip Simms

Automation Alley (I)
Lawrence Institute of Technology, Oakland University
Automation Alley Technology Center
2675 Bellingham Rd
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 457-3200
Contact: Tom Anderson

Battle Creek Aviation & e-Learning
Western Michigan University, Kellogg Community College
4950 West Dickman Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: (269) 962-7526
Web Site:
Contact: Karl Dehn

Detroit/Woodward Tech Corridor: TechTown (I, W)
Wayne State University
440 Burroughs, Entrepreneurial Suite
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 879-5250
Contact: Randal Charlton

Grand Rapids: The West Michigan Science & Technolgoy Initiative (I, W)
Grand Valley State University, Van Andel Institute
301 Michigan St. NE, Ste. 536
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 331-5840
Contact: Rich Cook

Houghton/Hancock: Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation (I, W)
Michigan Technical University
Advance Technology Development Complex
101 West Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 487-7000
Contact: Carlton K. Crothers

Jackson Technology Park
Baker College, Jackson Community College, Spring Arbor University
3925 County Farm Road
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 788-4455
Contact: Scott Fleming

Kalamazoo: WMU Business Technology & Research Park (I, W)
Western Michigan University
4717 Campus Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 353-1823
Contact: Robert DeWit

Lansing/East Lansing: University Corporate Research Park (I, W)
2727 Alliance Dr., Suite C
Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: (517) 432-1753
Contact: George Benson

Macomb INCubator
Oakland University
7205 Sterling Ponds Court
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 463-2542
Contact: David Spenser

Midland: Mt. Pleasant SmartZone Satellite (I, W)
MidMichigan Innovation Center
4520 E. Ashman Road, Suite M
Midland, MI 48642
Phone: (989) 839-2333
Contact: Chris Moultrup

Mt. Pleasant: Center for Applied Research & Technology (I, W)
Central Michigan University
2625 Denison Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 772-2858
Contact: Brian D. Anderson

Muskegon Lakeshore
Grand Valley State University
380 W. Western Avenue, Suite 202
Muskegon, MI 49440
Phone: (231) 724-6702
Contact: Ed Garner

Rochester Hills: Oakland University INCubator (I)
Oakland University
Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309
Phone: (248) 648-8400
Contact: David Spencer

Sault Ste. Marie
Economic Development Corporation
1301 West Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-9131
Contact: Jim Hendricks

Wayne County: Pinnacle Aeropark
University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit Metropolitan Airport
600 Randolph Street, Third Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 224-6076
Contact: Dave Tyler

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