The University of Michigan is a rich ecosystem of educational innovation, however not all initiatives have the opportunity to mature or are widely adopted. Digital enterprises too often lack the resources to fully grow from early innovation to widespread adoption. The Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) exists as both a response and solution to this challenge.
DIG, through a variety of resources, harvests educational software innovations from the University’s research community, works with their user communities to grow them to maturity, and establishes a pathway to scale through collaboration across U-M’s digital ecosystem.
Part of DIG includes a team of developers who help translate digital engagement tools from innovation to infrastructure. Working with pioneering researchers, expanding user communities, the LED Lab, CRLT, and U-M IT, DIG helps grow good ideas into great ones.
The Greenhouse will support innovators and the larger community of users, helping to ensure broad impact and drive adoption of digital innovations across the University. In doing this, DIG will ease, speed, and expand digital engagement on campus, helping to transform the residential university experience for the 21st century.