Michigan's university cluster, a catalyst fueling our economy through R&D and talent
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Michigan Research Universities Need Your Help
Tuition, Jobs and Businesses Threatened by Budget Cuts: Learn More
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Empower Michigan
$19.3 Billion in Economic Impact: Learn More
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May is Mental Health Month: How URC Improves Outcomes
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Confronting COVID-19: Research, Innovation & Leadership
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The URC accounts for 94% of federally funded academic R&D in Michigan Learn More
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Michigan's URC has a global network of 1.3 million alumni Learn More
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About the URC
Michigan's University Research Corridor (URC) is the engine that drives innovation for Michigan and the Great Lakes region, increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world.
The University Research Corridor showcases Michigan’s world class universities, economic competitiveness, and scientific breakthroughs being made every day in our state. This innovative partnership is creating jobs, fostering relationships with all types of businesses, from our largest corporations to smallest entrepreneurial businesses, and driving innovation in all sectors of our economy.
The Honorable Debbie StabenowU.S. Senator from Michigan
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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
Competing for Mobility
URC institutions are competitive with each other in a number of areas (not least of which includes sports). As partners, however, these institutions are fiercely competitive with the nation's top university clusters in key industries like mobility. Future-shaping mobility innovation developed at these institutions was showcased at AutoMobili-D and is on display at the NAIAS as part of the PlanetM exhibit. Learn More
The Focus: HOPE Urban Leadership and Learning Collaborative
This Collaborative is a partnership between the three URC universities, HOPE Village and Focus: Hope. They bring together local knowledge and university resources to create innovative solutions to community challenges. Learn More
URC & Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM)
BLM is a business roundtable of executives from Michigan's largest job providers and universities, including the URC institutions. BLM and the URC have been partners for many years, supporting and promoting efforts to make Michigan a "Top Ten" state for business and talent. Learn More
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 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
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