Lear Corporation opens a new innovation center in Downtown Detroit

Lear Corporation has opened a new innovation center in Detroit’s Capitol Park

Tia Graham

Lear Corporation has opened a new innovation center in Detroit’s Capitol Park.  

 

The Southfield-based company plans to use a recently renovated building to develop new automotive products and technologies.

 

Lear President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Simoncini says the innovation center will be a place for creativity.

 

“Our programs initially with Wayne State and CCS will be about 10 students each from each school here along with Lear’s staff. The vast majority of our staff will be designers and engineers.”

 

The new center will include a showroom, modern offices and a rooftop garden for special events.

 

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  • Tia Graham

    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.