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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Alison Beatty

NSIN University Program Director


As Program Director of The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), Alison connects U-M faculty, students and startups to the wealth of national security resources and opportunities available to them at the DoD.

Before joining NSIN, Beatty worked at Ann Arbor SPARK connecting startups to funding opportunities with business partners, venture capital, and testing facilities. At SPARK, she also worked closely with NSIN and its network connecting startups to funding available in the defense industry, both with Michigan-based partners and national opportunities.

Prior to SPARK, Beatty received her doctorate in Public Policy and Political Science from U-M and her bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.