In October 2014, Invent@NMU opened its doors as a student program of Northern Michigan University. Our goal is to provide an experiential learning opportunity for students as well as to help regional inventors and entrepreneurs take their product or business ideas to market or assist existing business owners looking to innovate from within. Here, students get to use their education at NMU in parallel with mentorship from the professional management staff of the economic development organization Innovate Marquette SmartZone to contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and business growth of the Upper Peninsula.
Though we’ve grown throughout the years the mission remains the same, to support NMU students and faculty along with regional community members while providing a model for developing opportunities in the region.
Through working directly with clients, our student staff gains real-world experience and skills specific to their chosen careers.
We spark economic growth through providing low-cost entrepreneurial services to the local community.
Through combining entrepreneurial resources with education, our clients are given the necessary resources and knowledge needed to grow their business after working with us.
We work with our partners to provide valuable entrepreneurial support services to small communities across the U.P.
Invent@NMU is a program of Northern Michigan University, powered by students, led by professionals.
101 W Washington St. Suite 11
Marquette, MI 49855
9:00 am – 5:00 pm