We use contracts to engage partners in our work. Review our current contracts below.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
The MEDC gives us the authority to operate the Grand Rapids SmartZone LDFA.
Holland SmartZone LDFA – Satellite District
We partner with the Holland SmartZone LDFA and Lakeshore Advantage on regional initiatives.
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Start Garden, Inc.
We partner with Start Garden to provide a variety of services to high-tech entrepreneurs and businesses, including incubation, ecosystem development, 5x5 Night, and The 100.
Michigan State University
We partner with Michigan State University to provide gateway services, including the Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) program, under a grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund.
The Right Place, Inc.
We partner with The Right Place to market the SmartZone to high-tech entrepreneurs and businesses and to support to MiDevice and the Technology Council of West Michigan.
applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
We support aMDI’s work piloting a 3D additive manufacturing program and producing pre-validated FDA packaging solutions.
Spectrum Health Innovations
We support Spectrum’s work creating new medical devices with GVSU and Kendall College of Art and Design.
Keller Family Businesses
We support Keller's work creating new business models for high-tech startups with GVSU and Talent 2025.
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT)
We partnered with WMCAT to open a local Cyber Range Hub and to support the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium.
Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS)
We are partnering with GRPS to construct a state-of-the-art engineering lab at Innovation Central High School Academy of Modern Engineering.
We partner with Grand Circus to fill the tech talent pipeline by providing basic and advance coding training.
Michigan House Creative
We support Michigan House at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference.