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Innovation Resources

Michigan Drone Conference

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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College of Business "The New Face of Digital" Speaker Series

Friday, March 2, 2019

Spark East
215 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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Business Pitch Competition

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Due: Friday, February 9, 2018
From 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Washtenaw Community College
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Global Automotive and Mobility Innovation Challenge

Industry Event and Competition
Friday, February 23, 2018
Walsh College
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Eastern Michigan University 2018 Skandalaris Business Plan Competition

Friday, February 9, 2018 | Due: Monday, January 8, 2018
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National Science Foundation and Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

Thursday, February 1, 2018
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  • Track-1: Technology Translation (PFI-TT) | Advance NSF-funded research
  • Track-2: The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) Academic Researchers and a variety of third-party organizations (such as industry, non-academic research organizations, federal laboratories, public or non-profit technology transfer organizations, and/or other universities) to conduct applied research.

Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC)

Advanced Transportation
Friday, January 12, 2018–Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
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Contact: Divya Patil Hangargekar, dpatilha@umich.edu and Eric Petersen, ericp@umich.edu

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization is accepting pre-submission abstracts.

SBIR/STTR Topics of Interest

Monday, January 8, 2018–Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 8 p.m.
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Introduction to Customer Discovery (ICD)

January 2018

A seven-week course that helps researchers (faculty and 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, 2018, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Office hours: Weeks of January 15 and January 22, 2018
  • Mid-point check-in: Friday, February 2, 2018, afternoon
  • Office hours: Week of February 5 and February 12, 2018
  • Finale: Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

SBIR and STTR Seed Funding

Here are some resources for more information about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs:

  • What is SBIR and STTR?
  • Award List
  • FAQ
  • Lockheed Martin Topics of Interest DoD Solicitation
  • DoD 2017 Funding Topics of Interest
  • NSF Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Indsutry (GOALI)

Contact Caryn Charter at ccharter@emich.edu to connect with industry partners.

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)

 

Contact EMU Technology Transfer Office | Caryn Charter ccharter@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

Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) | Advanced Applied Materials. Important Dates: January 19, 2018 Call for Proposals | March 16, 2018 Full Proposals for those invited to submit.

Letter of Intent (LOI) due by January 19, 2018, no later than 6 p.m.

Email: bdacosta@mtu.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 | State Wide Additional Resources
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 Caryn Charter ccharter@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 Caryn Charter ccharter@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 | 3–7 p.m.

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. Caryn Charter ccharter@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 Caryn Charter ccharter@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: Caryn Charter ccharter@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 Caryn Charter | ccharter@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 | 734.487.3090 | ccharter@emich.edu

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