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Michigan Universities Issue RFP For Research Projects

EAST LANSING -- The Michigan Corporate Relations Network is soliciting proposals for the third round of its Small Company Innovation Program awards.

SCIP provides cost-sharing grants to small- to medium- sized companies for research projects at MCRN universities.

The six universities that make up MCRN are Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, the University of
Michigan-Dearborn, and Western Michigan University.

SCIP is one of several resources that MCRN offers to Michigan companies. In promoting
university-industry collaboration, SCIP enhances innovation and growth for our state's economy by making research affordable for small businesses. Additionally, SCIP helps to
stimulate talent retention in Michigan by developing relationships between small companies and university graduate student researchers.

Individual SCIP projects are funded at matches of $20,000 to $40,000. Participating companies must supply a 1:1 match of funds, for a total project budget of $40,000 to

MCRN member universities will supply funds to cover all their indirect costs.

The deadline to submit a proposal is May 1.

For more information on SCIP, visit

The Michigan Corporate Relations Network is a collaborative organization among the six public universities listed above, working to connect small businesses with university resources that will help to drive innovation and commercialization. The effort is funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

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