Accelerate Michigan is a strategic alliance between Business Leaders for Michigan and Michigan’s University Research Corridor. 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.
Additional information on the Accelerate Michigan Partnership:
- Accelerate Michigan Fact Sheet
- Accelerate Michigan Announcement — Press Release
- BLM-URC Partnership Presentation
Visit our website at www.acceleratemichigan.org
Global Detroit — International Student Retention Program
In May of 2011, The New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan awarded the URC a three-year, $450,000 grant to launch the Global Detroit International Student Retention Program to retain international talent in the region. The program is based on recommendations outlined in a May 2010 Global Detroit study also funded by the New Economy Initiative.
The objectives of the Global Detroit International Student Retention Program include:
- Marketing the region to international students from the moment of first contact to graduation
- Recruiting employers to hire international students
- Navigating immigration legal barriers
- Developing an ongoing presence and relationships with participating universities, international students, and related international organizations
For additional information please see Global Detroit Program.
Stem Cell Michigan Research Collaboration
The primary mission of Stem Cell Michigan is to create a community of stem cell scientists across Michigan, with the intent of fostering the exchange of ideas and research findings and encouraging the formation of collaborations that will advance the cause of stem cell science. In addition, it will provide a mechanism for sharing information relative to stem cell policy and business development issues affecting the stem cell research community. Stem Cell Michigan will be a key facilitator of stem cell science for the benefit of the state's research institutions, its economic vitality, and the health of its citizens.
In October 2010, Michigan hosted the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit featuring more 170 expert speakers and 50 hours of in-depth science, business and society presentations. The event was hosted by the three URC universities and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Additional event details are available can be found at http://www.worldstemcellsummit.com/2010-summit-recap
The Stem Cell Michigan team continues to host meetings and events. For additional information, please contact Jeff Mason at (517) 999-4007.