Founded in 1991, Frazier Healthcare Partners is a leading provider of growth and venture capital to healthcare companies. With nearly $3.0 billion total capital raised, Frazier has invested in over 170 companies, with investment types ranging from company creation and venture capital to buyouts of profitable lower-middle market companies. The Life Sciences team invests in […]
MadDog Ventures is a venture operator and early stage investor. In addition to investing, the company partners with venture capital firms and entrepreneurs to immediately complete the full team required to elevate each venture to expansion-round funding or the next level. MadDog Technology specializes in advanced technology and mobile device development.
The Michigan Tech Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement (IIE) works closely with startups and established companies to identify commercial needs and match them with research discoveries, technologies, and faculty expertise that can help overcome technical challenges or present new market opportunities. IIE can act as a single point of entry to craft a relationship […]
Innovation Warriors offers career guidance, resources, and advice to entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors at Wayne State University. Its primary mission is to show Wayne State University students that starting a new venture is a legitimate career path and an attainable reality. Through regular individual and group consultative sessions, workshops, and networking events, Innovation Warriors is […]
WMU’s BTR Park fosters mutually beneficial relationships that involve resident businesses, the University and the Kalamazoo community. The private-sector firms located at the Park are recruited from three key business sectors — life sciences, advanced engineering and information technology. The Park is located on WMU’s 265-acre Parkview Campus, the home of WMU’s highly regarded College […]
Michigan State University (MSU) Innovation Center creates economic value for Michigan from MSU’s intellectual assets through partnering with Michigan companies in R&D, capturing MSU innovations and licensing them for commercial use at existing companies, and starting new companies based on MSU intellectual property and/or MSU student innovations. MSU Innovation Center is a hub for faculty […]
MSU Technologies (MSUT) is Michigan State University’s technology transfer and commercialization office. MSUT facilitates the commercial development and public use of technologies and copyrightable materials developed by MSU faculty and staff. Housed within the MSU Innovation Center, MSUT moves MSU’s technologies from the lab to the marketplace to improve lives and communities locally, regionally, and […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]