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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

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Michigan SBDC

Whether you have a new venture or an existing small business, we’re here to support you with no-cost consulting, training, market research and more. Accelerate your path to success with guidance from trusted and experienced business consultants.

Michigan Venture Capital Association

The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is a nonprofit trade organization to increase the amount of capital and talent available to venture and angel investors for the funding of Michigan’s most innovative entrepreneurs.

Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) is here to enable & enhance clinical & translational research at U-M. We do this by being a catalytic partner that educates, funds, connects & supports research teams here and beyond. Think of our helpful and knowledgeable staff and faculty as your extended research team.

Material Transfer Agreement – Incoming

Incoming Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) govern the transfer of material from outside entities to U-M.  If you are an outside entity interested in sending material to a researcher at U-M, please contact MichiganMTA@umich.edu and provide information about the materials and the recipient. 

MTRAC Advanced Computing Technologies

A statewide program that funds translational research applications in digital and computing technologies.

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Life Sciences

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Innovation Hub is a statewide program supporting translational research projects in life sciences with high commercial potential, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting human health.

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Applied Materials

Supporting collaborative translational research projects led by teams of researchers and business advisors to advance materials-based technologies that address poorly met market needs into commercial development.

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation

MTRAC Transportation funds research applications in advanced transportation materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain, propulsion, software, controls, data, and advanced manufacturing processes

MTRAC Innovation Hub for AgBio

Statewide commercialization program with in-depth domain expertise in AgBio research related to food, fuel & fiber, either as inputs or outputs. This includes bio-derived/bio-based materials, natural resources and animal health.

NIBR Global Scholars Program

NIBR Global Scholars Program is a highly competitive program that connects university faculty involved in drug discovery research and related technologies from the University of Michigan and other national and international academic institutions with the NIBR scientific sponsors to explore new and exciting research directions toward transformative medicines.

NSF I-Corps Hub

The NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region aims to spur innovation, collaboration, and economic impact in the region. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this regional alliance is a network of educational institutions and other partners that educate, support, and connect academic researchers to the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the region.

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Transfer (PFI:AIR-TT)

The PFI:AIR-TT program supports research to overcome technology barriers or knowledge gaps in the transformation of fundamental science and engineering discoveries into market-valued solutions.
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