The Infrastructure Network for Water (inH2O) is a URC collaborative pilot project focused specifically on the development of a national water infrastructure network. The inH2O program included a workshop series and two-day colloquium dedicated to exploring how Michigan can create a more effective practice-to-science-to-practice network around national urban infrastructure. Through the program, the URC institutions are able to leverage new technologies, and infrastructure, design and planning techniques to create an economically viable and dynamic community, while ensuring public health and safety, and environmental protection. Read More
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.
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 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.