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Inspiring Innovation Features

Dr. Steven Lipschultz

How Michigan physician scientists are saving kids' lives through translational research

Talented Michigan physician scientists are leveraging the power of a discipline called translational research to find treatments and cures for cancer and other childhood diseases.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti works with a student on a personal computer at Cooke STEM Academy

Detroit district aims to give a laptop to every student, starting with three schools

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's goal is to give every core teacher an electronic whiteboard and get a personal laptop in the hands of every student in his district by 2023—a move that he says is sure to improve learning.

Yodit Mesfin Johnson speaks at the Urban Consulate

3 takeaways from Urban Consulate discussion on how new residents can honor black communities

Yodit Mesfin Johnson lead a recent discussion at the Urban Consulate which considered the question, "How can white people assimilate into black communities with respect and honor?"

Denise Kennedy next to the Princeton Street community board

With few resources, block clubs find ways to stabilize and rejuvenate communities across Detroit

While not exciting like a new business or app, block clubs have quietly stabilized neighborhoods, provided residents with opportunities, and brought neighbors closer together.

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.
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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. 

Smart Cart 2

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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