Michigan's university cluster, a catalyst fueling our economy through R&D and talent
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Leading Discovery:
Life, Medical & Health Sciences - Learn More
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Economic Impact
URC Tops $2.1B in R&D, 53% Increase Since Founding - Learn More
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Engaging Detroit
URC Contributes $958 Million and 11,600 Jobs in City of Detroit - Learn More
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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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Entrepreneurship Report
One in five URC alumni have started a business, and in many cases more than one - Learn More
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The URC accounts for 94% of all federally-funded academic R&D in Michigan Learn More
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URC Retains #2 Spot on the Innovation Power Ranking Learn More
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The URC contributed $16.5 billion to the state's economy in 2016 Learn More
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Michigan's URC has a global network of 1.2 million alumni Learn More
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URC universities have cultivated 210 startup companies since 2002 Learn More
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The Infrastructure Network for Water, or IN-Water, is a URC collaborative project focused on water infrastructure. It is a pilot to a larger interest in developing a national infrastructure network focused on multiple urban infrastructure systems. Learn More
Michigan's Alzheimer's Disease Core Center
A statewide center that supports researchers and clinicians from the URC to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Learn More
Michigan Sea Grant
A joint program of U-M and MSU, Michigan Sea Grant is part of a network of 30 university-based programs in coastal states across the country. 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 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
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