Tech Transfer’s Role in Solving COVID-19 Challenges
On Tuesday, September 29, leaders from Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) joined in a virtual forum to discussed how URC tech transfer responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, advances industries and drives our economy forward, even in uncertainty.
Partnering with the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and the U-M Wolverine Caucus, Michigan entrepreneurs, inventors and tech transfer leaders from the three universities discuss:
Emerging COVID-19 startups: who they are and how they help
University Tech Transfer: What is it, and why you should care
What’s happening nationally and how Michigan stacks up
What Michigan needs to do to compete and keep innovation in our state
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
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
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