Other Programs and Initiatives Related to the University Research Corridor
Michigan Initiative for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
MIIE is a consortium of all fifteen Michigan Public Universities acting together strategically to foster a new Michigan knowledge economy based on entrepreneurship and innovation. The consortium supports individual universities in their role as local and regional economic drivers for Michigan and encourages regional collaboration between universities, foundations, economic development organizations, government agencies, and private enterprise.
MIIE periodically accepts proposals across three funding targets: Technology Commercialization, Industry & Economic Engagement, Talent Retention & Entrepreneurship Education.
Created by Ann Arbor SPARK and managed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, MichAgain is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses connect — and reconnect — with Michigan. The objective is to attract candidates for specific job openings in Michigan, with longer term hopes of attracting businesses or business operations whose decision makers are Michigan college alums.
Transborder Research University Network (TRUN)
The purpose of TRUN is to facilitate, support and publicize cooperation among member institutions. Examples include collaborative research, joint applications for funding, joint events and conferences, sharing of knowledge and best practices, and coordinated advocacy on issues of mutual interest, such as transborder mobility and binational funding opportunities.
Member institutions include Canadian and United States universities that have proximity to the shared border region.