MTRAC Innovation Hub for Life Sciences at U-M

University Partner

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Life Sciences at U-M

The MTRAC Innovation Hub for Life Sciences at the University of Michigan is a grant program supported by the University of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation with the goal of providing mid-stage, translational research funding and resources to identify, nurture, and “fast forward” projects with a high potential for commercial success. Projects funded by MTRAC enhance the internal innovation pipeline for long-term success in commercialization. And while invention reports and IP licensing are important milestones for MTRAC projects, positive impacts to human health — as well as job creation — are the ultimate measures of success. Institutions of higher education, nonprofit research centers, and hospital systems throughout the State of Michigan are eligible to submit proposals.



  • Bradley Martin
    Sr. Director of Commercialization Programs, MTRAC Innovation Hub for Life Sciences at U-M
  • Michelle Larkin
    Tech Mining Specialist, U-M Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Company Stages Served

  • Idea/Pre-Seed
  • Seed

Industry Sectors Served

  • n/a

Types of Programs Offered

  • Business Acceleration
  • Capital
  • Incubation
  • Other
  • Talent Attraction/Retention

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