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
inH2O 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
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
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
The URC is an incredible asset for our industry, state, and citizens in terms of the scale of R&D conducted at its universities in critically important areas. Medical and healthcare discoveries with the potential to improve and save lives position Michigan as a top state for innovation in the life, medical and health sciences.
Michael JandernoaFormer Chairman of the Board and CEO of Perrigo Company
I think certainly there has been an uptick in entrepreneurship in the state, and I think a lot of that is owed to the URC getting more involved in economic development in the last 10 years.
Doug RothwellPresident of Business Leaders for Michigan