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Innovation Resources

 

2017 FEATURED EVENT(S)

November 22 Tech Homecoming 2017; Sponsor SPARK

 Event Details

October 24

Michigan Drone Conference   | Returns 2018 | OCT 4th

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 Event Details

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ENROLL NOW | DETAILS/REGISTRATION | CUSTOMER DISCOVERY COURSE

 

January 2018 Introduction to Customer Discovery (ICD) Course "FREE"
A 7-week course that helps researchers (faculty/students) take those first steps to understanding an industry and whether or not their technology could address a significant need. Open to TechArb teams, MTRAC applicants, and other university or community-based teams.  Note dates, participation at all events is required.

 


Kickoff: Friday, January 12 from approximately 9:30am-4:30pm
Office hours: Week of January 15 and January 22
Mid-point check-in: Friday, February 2 sometime in the afternoon
Office hours: Week of February 5 and February 12
Finale: Friday, February 23 from approximately 9:30am-4:30pm

SBIR | STTR - Seed Funding

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) | STTR Program

What is an SBIR | STTR

Details

SBIR | STTR Award List

Search Awards

SBIR/STTR FAQ

 FAQ

Lockheed Martin Topics of Interest DoD Solicitation for SBIR | STTR Funding

Download List

DoD 2017 SBIR | STTR Funding Topics of Interest

Web List

Download List

NSF Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

 Program Details

Contact EMU Technology Transfer Office | Melinda Marion mmarion3@emich.edu to connect with industry partners.

 

Funding | Proposal Deadlines

Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) | Life Sciences Innovation

Available Funding $200,000.00 | Max Applications 3

Project Examples:  Biomedical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, or digital health/IT

Details

CLOSED

Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) for AgBio Innovation

Available funding up to $100,000 for Full Awards and $25,000 for Starter Awards

Details

Website

CLOSED

Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) | Advanced Transportation

Important Dates:  January 12, 2018 Call for Proposals | February 23, 2018 Proposals Due

Accepting Pre-submission abstracts:  Pre-Submission Details

Email to:  Divya Patil Hangargekar dpatilha@umich.edu and Eric Petersen ericp@umich.edu

Website

OPEN

NEW Funding Opportunity | Now Accepting Proposals

University Early Stage Proof-of-Concept Fund (ADVANCE Grant Program)

The ADVANCE Grant program is run as a semi-rolling funding program. Proposals may be submitted at any time by the office responsible for technology commercialization (such as a Technology Transfer Office) at universities throughout the State. On approximately a bi-monthly frequency, the proposals submitted will be reviewed by the Project Evaluation Committee.

 

Webinar | Submitting an application (see link)

 

Website

 

Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration | Small Business Research | Now Accepting Proposals

Proposal due dates range by topic from 7/25/2017 to 8/1/2017

Details

NextChallenge Smart Cities - Concept proposals due 8/18/2017

Grant Award up to $80,000 | An additional $20,000 awarded to as many as four finalists

 

Register now:  Informational webinar on 7/27/2017

Details

 

Webinar Registration

 

Overview

 

Funding | Training | Networking
Type Link Free | Cost $ Description
Business Pitch $$$
Accelerate Michigan Website Free-Reoccurring Innovation Competition | Pitch
The Hatching Website Free-Reoccurring Business Pitch Competition
SPARK Event Calendars Free-Reoccurring Business Pitch Events | Check Calendar for upcoming events.

GreenLight

Website Free-Reoccurring Michigan Business Model Competition early-stage $ for entrepreneurs and small businesses. 

 Pitch Ypsi $5000 

Website Free-Reocurring Business Pitch Competition

 Business Incubator

 SPARK East

Website Free Startup Resources - Located at 215 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI | Just across from EMU College of Business
I-Corps Programs   
Customer Discovery Programs

EMU I-Corp Team Story

 Free

Customer Discovery for Research, New Products or Services. Contact Melinda Marion mmarion3@emich.edu for program dates.

 

Click here to learn more

Student at I-Corps | Faculty at I-Corps

NSF I-Corps Program Details Free News and FAQ
Midwest I-Corps Node Details Free Upcoming Events
Early Tech Development Courses Website  Free

Open to EMU Faculty & Students

Contact Melinda Marion mmarion3@emich.edu for program dates and openings.

Local Community + EMU Events   
Tech Trek

 

Register

Company List

Free-Reoccurring

Ann Arbor Companies open their doors to visitors.

June **, 2018 | 3PM - 7PM

EMU Center for Digital Engagement Website Free-$ Watch for reoccurring digital engagement breakfast series.  Next event 11/17/2017
EMU Center for Entrepreneurship Website Free-$ Looking for help with your business pitch?Contact EMU's Center for Entrepreneurship. 
State Funded Programs

Early Stage Proof of concept funds.

 

MEDC-Funded Advanced Program Launch

Website

 

 

Website

Free

Project funding requests may be submitted up to $80,000 of which $40,000 is supplied by the program and $40,000 matched by the university.

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Materials Website Match Required

Early-stage funding for University projects. Commercialization $$.  Available to EMU Faculty & Students

MTRAC Innovation Hub for AgBio Website Match Required Early-stage funding for University projects. Commercialization $$  Available to EMU Faculty & Students
MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation Website Match Required Early-stage funding for University projects. Commercialization $$ Available to EMU Faculty & Students. 
MTRAC Innovation Hub for Life Sciences Website Match Required  Early-stage funding for University projects.  Commercialization $$  Available to EMU Faculty & Students
InvestMichigan + Invest Detroit

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Free Research and Early Stage Funding Programs for Entrepreneurs and Industry partners

MCRN Small Company

Innovation Program (SCIP)

 

 Network

Small to mid-size company fund. One-to-one matching.

Looking for a University partner, are you a company 500 employees or less?  SCIP $ may be available to you. Contact EMU for details.  Melinda Marion mmarion3@emich.edu

MCRN Small Company Internship Award program (SCIA)

 Website

State $ for company internships Are you a company looking for internships.  Contact Sarah Otto regarding the SCIA program.  sotto@emich.edu

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

 

 

 Website

 

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Free Research and Early Stage Funding Programs for Entrepreneurs and Industry partners

Funding + Training Events

EMU Technology Transfer Office

 Website

Free

New Invention Disclosures, Project Funding, Industry Partnerships, Commercialization Assistance and Training Programs.

Contact Melinda Marion mmarion3@emich.edu

EMU | Michigan Small Business Development Center Southeast Michigan Region (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb counties)

 Contact

Free Business Support

Wendy Thomas, Regional Director

Eastern Michigan University

38777 Six Mile Rd # 419, Livonia, MI 48152

Phone: 734-487-0490

Small Business Administration (SBA)

 Website

Free

Business Support

United States Patent and Trademark Office

 Website

Free-$

Information and events for inventors

SPARK

 Website

Free-$

Entrepreneurial Support, Industry Support and training.

BBC

 Website

Free-$

University | Industry

Partnerships

Commercialization Support | Industry-University Partner Support

Programs:  SBIR/STTR funding

Contact:  Melinda Marion mmarion3@emich.edu

Venturewell

 Events-Funding

 Free

Early Stage Innovators | Projects

Networking | Meetup Groups

Game Designers

 Website

 Free

Simulation | Animation | Gaming Group

Inform

 Website

 Free-$

Leadership Development, Events and Funding 

Cocoa Codelab Hack-A-Thon

 Website

Free-Reoccurring

Local Software Developer Community | Ann Arbor CocoaHeads, Google Developer Group Ann Arbor Android, and Mobile Monday Ann Arbor.

MTAM

 Website

 Free-$

Mobile/Wireless Technology-Related Events | APP Development

Local Meetup Groups | List

Website

By City

 Free-$

Various Networking Groups

EMU Business Owners

Linkedin

Group

Ask to join

 

 Free

 

EMU business owners working together to leverage resources and share talents. 

 Follow events, news and more on facebook

 

         Contact Melinda Marion | mmarion3@emich.edu

 Facebook Link 

Growing awareness of faculty and student talent.  Let EMU partner with your company.

The Technology Transfer Office is located in Boone Hall, Suite 200 | 734.487.9237 | mmarion3@emich.edu

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