Partnership. Innovation. Impact.

The Business Engagement Center is industry’s front door to the University of Michigan

How we work with companies

Our team works closely with corporate partners to identify win-win partnerships and collaborative opportunities that advance the mission of both organizations.

How we work with faculty & staff

Our team provides resources, counsel and connections for faculty and staff that facilitate industry partnerships and research funding.

“The Business Engagement Center model is widely recognized as defining the leading edge of integrated corporate relations practice.”

Ed Krause

Ford Motor Company


Increase in corporate research awards at U-M over the past decade

$ Million in corporate investment in FY18

Corporate visits hosted by our office in FY18

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Connecting corporate diversity initiatives with those of the University of Michigan is a strategic priority at the BEC.

News & Events

Transportation, Economics, Energy and the Environment (TE3) Conference

October 18, 2019  8:00-5:00

This conference together international experts from the academic, business and public policy communities for high-level, economically grounded discussions about timely issues facing the transportation sector and its energy and environmental impacts. 

Celebrate Invention

October 22, 2019 at Michigan League

A one day event that celebrates business, community, faculty who work with innovation, invention, entrepreneurship.

ECE Career Fair

October 31, 2019 at Duderstadt Center

A targeted career fair for industry that wants to connect to computer science students at U-M.

Success Stories

Read about the impact of industry and university connections in our case studies, white papers, faculty features, and corporate engagement articles.

Success Stories

Ford Day @ U-M