Michigan is a great state for innovating in Natural REsources or Agriculture
Michigan's diverse Agriculture industry, its richness in natural resources, and its strength in manufacturing positions this Great State to be a world leader in innovation. We're looking for inventive minds and practical innovators with ideas to be explored in the context of Michigan's green and blue economies. Is that you? Please contact us: 269.214.1227 or by email.
Past Sprout Lab workshop participants have explored business ideas like
- An app for weighing crop output more accurately
- A technology for growing healthier produce
- An energy saving element for use in home construction
- Convenience tools for the avid gardener
- Supports for a grower with limited mobility
- New formats for delivering fertilizer to the urban gardener
Based at the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Grand Valley State University, the staff behind Sprout Lab actively collaborate with University Tech Transfer offices, small business development organizations, agricultural organizations, conservation groups, Food hubs, and business incubators.
Sprout Lab is a Michigan-focused economic development program for growers/producers, food processors of all kinds, engineers with an idea that could be applied to Ag operations, rural inventors with business dreams, technologists wanting to create efficiencies, and those who understand the problems and opportunities in natural resources and agriculture. Call us at 269.214.1227, or contact us by email, for details on Sprout Lab's approach to innovation, and to find out the dates of Sprout Lab's next workshop.
"Each day seemed to get better; the resources provided are exactly what I've been in search of. Being hands on with the Business Model Canvas was incredibly valuable!" -- a Sprout Lab Boot Camp participant