Michigan's university cluster, a catalyst fueling our economy through R&D and talent
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'Michigan's Blue Economy'
One in five Michigan jobs is tied to having good and plentiful water.Learn More
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RESEARCH
Our three institutions together draw more than $2 billion in federal academic research dollars to Michigan Learn More
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP
One in five URC alumni have started a business, and in many cases more than oneLearn More
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URC universities have cultivated 173 startup companies since 2002 Learn More
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The URC contributed $16.8 billion to the state's economy in 2013 Learn More
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The URC accounts for 93% of all academic R&D in Michigan Learn More
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URC #2 on the Innovation Power Ranking - a comparative index of R&D, talent, and technology transfer metrics among the nation's eight top university innovation clusters Learn More
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Partnerships
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Michigan Bloodspot Environmental Epidemiology Project (BLEEP)
To generate insights into the impact of prenatal environmental exposure on adverse health outcomes, the BLEEP research team has leveraged a $450,000 award from the URC to support 12 early stage epidemiological research projects. Learn More
UCare Asthma
A team of interdisciplinary researchers from across the three URC universities received nearly $317,000 from the URC to conduct a three-year collaborative pilot study of the effects of air pollution on asthma in the Dearborn area Arab American population, specifically among young and elderly members. Learn More
Michigan Sea Grant
A joint program of U-M and MSU, Michigan Sea Grant is part a network of 30 university-based programs in coastal states across the country. Learn More
Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN)
The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) is a statewide university network designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan's corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan's economy. Learn More
Accelerate Michigan
By uniting research universities and business leaders, Accelerate Michigan℠ aims to place Michigan among the “Top Ten” states for accelerating economic transformation and cultivating entrepreneurism based on mutually beneficial values, investments and activities. Learn More
Profiles