Wayne State University
Antonio Lück had completed degrees in civil engineering and law and was serving as an advisor to the president of Tuiuti University of Paraná in Brazil when he met Irvin D. Reid, then president of Wayne State University. Reid offered Lück an opportunity to come to WSU as part of a student exchange program, which he gladly accepted. He has remained here and continues to make an impact in Detroit and throughout Michigan. Read More …
Dug Song and Jon Oberheide
University of Michigan
U-M alum Dug Song and Jon Oberheide founded the security firm Duo Security in 2009. A cloud-based access security company, Duo Security works to solve the biggest problems in computer security today: account takeover, credential theft and online fraud. Read More …
Michigan State University
Rodney Whitaker, a University Distinguished Professor of Jazz Bass and Director of Jazz Studies, heads the Jazz program in Michigan State University’s College of Music. In his more than 15 years at MSU, Whitaker has built the program into one of the leading jazz degree programs in the U.S. Read 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.
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.
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.