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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

MTRAC Transportation – Request for Proposals


Advancing Early-Stage Transportation Technologies

What is MTRAC Transportation?

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation is a statewide program that funds translational research applications that address future, or poorly met market needs. The program is open to all institutions of higher education, and non-profit research centers in the State of Michigan.

Funding areas include: mobility solutions; robotics / autonomy sensors, software; electric vehicle drivetrain technology; advanced transportation materials and manufacturing processes

Program Benefits

  • Main Award: Receive up to $100K through a 12-month grant
  • Access to industry experts, mentors, and investors
  • Receive feedback on your technology and reach milestones faster

Application Timeline

  • Award RFP Submissions – APPLY HERE
  • January 15 – March 17, 2021

Award Finalists

  • June 4, 2021 – Finalists Presentations to Oversight Committee

Funding Cycle

  • Main Award Funding Cycle Begins in August


  • Anne Partington, Commercialization Program Director, U-M Innovation Partnerships email:
  • MTRAC Transportation Website LINK
  • Download MTRAC Transportation Flyer LINK