Velocity, a Pure Michigan SmartZone Collaboration Center, serves as a hub for business incubation and economic development, targeting defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing. Through the expertise and initiatives of its partners, Velocity is a catalyst for launching, developing, retaining and attracting commercial enterprise within its target industries.
The Velocity Collaboration Center is located in a beautiful 38,922 sq. ft. building on a prime 12-acre site, donated to the Sterling Heights Local Development Financing Authority by Michael J. Damman of A.J. Damman Co. in 2009.
Get Out of the Garage: Patent Your Idea!
Big ideas are born everywhere. From the research and development labs of our manufacturers to the workbenches of everyday tinkerers, American innovation is alive and well!
U.S. patents grant to inventors the exclusive rights to manufacture, use or sell their ideas and to protect their creations from exploitation by others.
Is your idea worthy of a patent? How do you know? At what point should you take steps to protect it? What services are available to help you through the process? Watch this workshop and find out!
This event is hosted by:
Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development
Sterling Heights Economic Development
The city of Sterling Heights has been identified as one of eight Top Performing communities in the state of Michigan at fostering entrepreneurial growth and economic development in a study by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn's Center for Innovation Research. Sterling Heights was also recognized as a four star community, marking the fourth straight year that the city has been recognized for developing a positive entrepreneurial climate