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August 14 Spartan Innovations (Grand Rapids SmartZone)

Spartan Innovations is a venture development organization turning inventions created at Michigan State University into successful businesses. Programs include Conquer Accelerator, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Greenlight Business Model Competition, The Hatch, The Hatch Dev Shop, Mentors, Sparta Hack, Venture Fellows, and many more.

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August 14 Invent@NMU

Invent@NMU, based at Northern Michigan University, empowers students, inventors, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses across the state of Michigan. The program is a platform for anyone with a product idea to explore, define, develop and bring products to market. Invent@NMU concentrates on physical products that, when possible, can be sourced or manufactured in Michigan. It’s the […]

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August 14 MSU Innovation Center

The MSU Innovation Center is the hub for University/Corporate partnerships at Michigan State University. We bring cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace by leveraging MSU’s intellectual property through corporate-sponsored research, licensing MSU technologies for commercial use at existing companies, and starting new companies based on the innovations that occur across MSU’s campus every day. In addition, […]

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August 07 University Research Corridor

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters and the leading engine for innovation in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. An alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, the URC focuses on increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world. In […]

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August 07 WMU Starting Gate

Starting Gate is a student business accelerator that gives WMU students rich and valuable resources to develop their startup companies. Since its inception in 2013, the program has helped over 55 student companies prepare and launch their startup. The free program is open to all WMU students and runs across both fall and winter semesters, […]

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August 07 U-M Economic Growth Institute

The University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institute leverages the University of Michigan’s expertise, research, technologies, and other resources to work with small- and medium-sized enterprises to foster innovation and boost local, state, and national economies.

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August 07 EMU Technology Transfer Office

At Eastern Michigan University (EMU), much of the research has the end goal of developing or improving a product with commercial potential. The Technology Transfer Office at EMU is responsible for business engagement and dissemination of University-developed technology into the marketplace, much of which has broad application in industry. Numerous opportunities for collaboration on research […]

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August 07 Lake Superior State University Product Development Center

Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Product Development Center offers prototyping and engineering services, provided by students and managed by administrative professional staff with extensive industrial, manufacturing and entrepreneurial experience. LSSU engineering students get real world project experience, and clients benefit from economical engineering services. The related LSSU Business Development Center can provide business plan support, […]

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August 07 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 […]

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August 07 U-M Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Fast Forward Medical Innovation is part of the University of Michigan Medical School. Its team offers resources and support to world-class biomedical researchers at the University of Michigan and across the state, in the realms of diagnostics, therapeutics, devices, and healthcare IT. Fast Forward Medical Innovation’s groundbreaking funding programs (including the statewide MTRAC for Life […]

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