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Inspiring Innovation Features

Kirk Mayes

Onetime competitors Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest team up to fight hunger

The recent heads of Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest have bettered both organizations through collaboration and friendly competition. But that wasn't always the case between the two hunger relief nonprofits.

Michael Payne

How a 29-year-old teacher in Detroit uses math to address challenging subjects

As a ninth grade math teacher at an art and design school, Michael Payne knows what he's up against. But his relative youth allows him to connect with his students in ways other teachers might not. 

Natural and LED lighting blend to create a warm environment

Detroit's early childhood centers emphasize design to enrich education

In the early learning environment, even small changes can make a big difference. Here’s how some Detroit daycare providers are boosting learning by improving their facilities.

Rendering of Michigan Avenue redesign

Michigan's highway: The future of Michigan Avenue, our state's most important road

In part three of our series on Michigan's highway, we look at the people and projects that will result in massive changes to the buildings, the infrastructure, and the very way we use Michigan Avenue.

Visitors to "Footwork"

Power of Detroit's creative, corporate partnerships on display at international design festival

As part of the UNESCO City of Design designation, a team of Detroit designers curated an exhibition for the city's entry in the festival in Saint-Étienne, France. The result is "Footwork: The Choreography of Collaboration."
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Inspiring Innovation Videos

THF Ben Glass

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Ben Glass

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Meet Ben Glass, the inventor who's rethinking how we capture wind energy. 

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Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Smart Cart

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Imagine shopping for your Thanksgiving ingredients without waiting in a single line. Sound good? Now meet the inventors who are reimagining the shopping cart to radically change how we buy our groceries.

Heinz House

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Heinz House

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Before you start your holiday shopping, tour the home of H.J. Heinz, the man who changed the way the world shops.

THF Myo Armband

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Myo Armband

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Stephen Lake is the inventor of the Myo Armband, a device that reads the movements of your arm muscles and translates those movements into action.

THF Sikorsky

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Igor Sikorsky

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Climb inside the Sikorsky VS-300, the first fully functioning helicopter.
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