Research spending, partnerships spur innovation in West Michigan and beyond

Research expenditures at U-M have exceeded $1 billion every year since 2009, and that has led to breakthroughs that impact virtually all facets of society.

But beyond the breakthroughs, the university’s vast research enterprise plays an essential role in accelerating Michigan’s economy.

The university’s Economic Growth Institute and Institute for Research on Innovation and Science measure the economic impact of research, while leveraging resources from across campus to support companies and communities statewide.

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