Michigan’s URC is a proud partner with University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP). The partnership URC and UIDP has developed throughout the years continues to grow collaboratively in resources and economic development, and positively impacts Michigan schools and universities. Committed to assisting university-industry collaborations and opportunities, UIDP held its annual national conference this year – UIDP25—in Detroit at Wayne State University this past September. 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.