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March 2020

CANCELLED – Innovation in Action Final Showcase

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States
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This event was cancelled due to concerns associated with Covid-19. On March 16 @ 4pm five U-M student interdisciplinary teams will pitch on stage for the chance to win in the Innovation in Action program. Students are excited to share their ideas with a live audience. From an aggregator platform to battle fast fashion & address clothing waste to providing reproductive support for adolescents to addressing Detroit’s housing needs by informing contractors of resources, the competition is fierce and it…

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Virtual Info Session for Fall 2020 +Impact Studio Course (BA 670)

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join us online to learn more about next Fall's 4.5-credit +Impact Studio Course (BA 670), a design thinking course that teaches practical work skills in ethnography, ecosystem mapping, ideation, prototyping, and business model design. Instructor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Business+Impact staff will be on hand.  Students from all grad programs across campus are welcome to sign on to virtual session at https://bluejeans.com/370086699  

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POSTPONED–FR4I: Addressing UN SDG #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
+Impact Studio, 710 East University Ave, Second Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States
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In light of COVID-19 concerns in the area and the proximity of work required for this event, it has been postponed for the time being. How are Ross faculty members advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through business research? Each month, Business+Impact hosts an interactive design micro-charette themed around one of these goals. During the month of January, we will address Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.  Several award-winning Ross faculty members (to be announced) will share their research…

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May 2020

ONLINE Board Fellowship Info Session for Nonprofits

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Are you a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan that is curious about the Board Fellowship program?  This session provides an overview for prospective organizations interested in participating during the 2020-21 academic year.  Business+Impact is all about building relationships. Using our rigorous matchmaking and vetting process, students with the unique skills to work in your organization on your issues will be assigned to your board as non-voting members. You will benefit from their expertise in project management, marketing, business systems, policy analysis, strategic…

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June 2020

RossLIVE: Designing for the Future: Reimagining Beyond the Restart

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Learn how the combination of design and business can accelerate your efforts to develop impactful solutions to our new challenges.  Led by the Ross +Impact Studio Faculty Director, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks Register here

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Webinar: Responsible Research in pandemic times

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map

rises often create opportunities for creative responses because of the inspiration they provide to think differently.

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M Ross Panel: The Restorative Potential of Local Economies and the Maker Movement

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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As we watch COVID-19 unfold across the globe we see supply chain breakdown and shortages in desperately needed PPE. At the same time, local communities are rising to the call to support economic development and aid our frontline workers in battling the virus. Across the nation companies are pivoting how they do business, leveraging their supply chain, and repurposing equipment. Local companies and communities are coming together to rapidly prototype innovative solutions and support their local economy. How can local…

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September 2020

3rd Annual Business+Impact Showcase – 2020

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Webinar

Flowing from clubs to initiatives and centers, the Ross Business+Impact Initiative is an essential part of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Not only that, but through partnerships with other U-M schools and specific programs, we create multidisciplinary action-based learning opportunities across campus. New and existing students interested in poverty alleviation, healthcare access, sustainability, human rights and diversity should attend to discover opportunities to make a difference in the places where they live and work, at the school, and…

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Board Fellows Student Application Due

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are open.  In addition to filling out applications, all student applicants will need to attend the student info session video the first two weeks of classes. Application:  https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MJVu8kUjgiKMzX Due date: Noon (12pm EST) on Friday, September 11th.  Application instruction sheet (pdf) Student Information sheet (pdf) We are recording the info session and it will be available August 25th on this website.

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October 2020

+Impact Studio Zoom Open House

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 5:20 pm
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Are you interested in finding out more about the +Impact Studio? Well now you can learn about what happened during the Fall 2020 semester, and how the studio encourages design thinking for impact through its course, events and thought leadership. Copy and use this Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/92088006930

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