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Eastern Michigan University joins

The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN)


A  statewide university network designed to create partnerships that connect Michigan companies to students and faculty.  Promoting innovative research, strategic partnerships and access to university assets.

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MCRN Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP)

Up to $40,000 in matching funds available for qualified projects

To learn more contact:  Caryn Charter

734.487.3090 or email:  ccharter@emich.edu



MCRN  Small Company Internship Award Program (SCIA)

The maximum award for a company is up to $3,500.

To learn more contact:  Mary Jane Fallot

734.487.5621 or email:  mfallot@emich.edu

Michigan News:

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) | A leader in the next generation of transportation YouTube

Eastern Michigan University is one of 40 interested partners to support a proposal by the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) to the FAA.   The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon award dollars to expand Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations via the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. READ Program Details


 EMU I-Corps Teams:

  • EMU I-Corps team continues their story addressing smartphone's in the classroom | READ
  • Student attends I-Corps to further develop the use of Milkweed fibers | READ
  • A faculty's perspective on I-Corps | READ
  • 2016 EMU's First I-Corps Teams (Six) | READ


  • 2017 (Feb 22-24) Smart Coatings Symposium Organized and Chaired by Dr. Jamil Baghdachi (Link)
  • 2016 TechCentury Magazine; Nano Technology V.21 | N.1 Spring 2016 | Dr. John Texter (Link) (PDF)
  • 2016 Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane Platform PCI News March 20th | Dr. Vijaykumar Mannari (PDF)
  • 2016 European Coatings Live; An overview of today's functional coatings by Dr. Jamil Baghdachi (PDF)


  • 2015 (Oct 13-15) ABRAFATI 2015 (Congress & Suppliers Exhibition) Plenary Session  (PDF)
  • 2015 ACS PMSE Roy W. Tess Award In Coatings: Dr. Jamil Baghdachi (LinkPDF)
  • 2012 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award: Dr. Vijaykumar Mannari (Link | PDF)
  • USPTO Visit to EMU 2015 (PDF)
  • 2015 PCI Paint & Coatings Industry News; Design, Development and Evaluation of Super Hydrophobic Coatings.  Author:  Vijaykumar Mannari and Mahshid Niknahad (Link | PDF)
Studies by Watkins, Nyala K., Grants Resource Center suggest that since the passage of Bayh-Dole Act in 1980 academia has become a consistent source of patents. Bayh-Dole transferred intellectual property revenue based on federally funded research discoveries from government to universities.


The Technology Transfer Office is located in Boone Hall, Suite 200 | 734.487.3090 | ccharter@emich.edu

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