“The Business Engagement Center model is widely recognized as defining the leading edge of integrated corporate relations practice.”
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
News & Events
February 13, 2020 . Quad E Fairlane Center North
UM-Dearborn students meet employers seeking to hire students, network with industry leaders, and learn about job opportunities.
April 16, 2020 Duderstadt Center
The Michigan Engineering Design Expo showcases the achievements of our students in engineering design and prototyping, and demonstrates applications of their studies that solve real-life problems. These opportunities enhance our undergraduate engineering experience and give students the edge they need to be successful professionals in today’s demanding marketplace.
February 27, 2020 9-1:30 North Campus Research Complex
Mobility–as-a-Service (MaaS) represents a paradigm shift in personal transportation and the transportation industry at the same time. This half-day conference will investigate the growing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) trend within the emerging New Mobility meta-market. We will hear from the results of the federal government’s recent research on the topic, one of the early integrators, and some recent research on various forms of New Mobility that make up MaaS.
April 17 Michigan State University
Sponsored jointly by U-M and MSU, the symposium provides a platform for all practicing and aspiring data scientists, but especially women and gender minority participants, to discuss cutting-edge research, explore resources for research and career advancement, and network with other attendees. Everyone is welcome to contribute and attend.
March 16, 2020 4-6pm Ross School of Business
The top five Innovation in Action teams will pitch their ideas to address some of the world’s biggest challenges for the chance to win $10,000. This year students have focused on complex issues including creating sustainable cities, support for women coping with invisible illnesses, rethinking recycled and up-cycled clothing, preventing child maltreatment in Washtenaw County and so much more.
April 17 4250 Plymouth Road, Garden Level Auditorium
The University of Michigan’s inaugural Workplace Mental Health Conference, presented in collaboration with the Center for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, will bring key stakeholders together from academia and industry to address mental health in the workplace.
By Ann Zaniewski The University Record and Lou Blouin UM-Dearborn University of Michigan senior Morgan Provax has been researching energy policies at different universities. Soon, she’ll visit and evaluate three Ann Arbor campus buildings — George G. Brown...
The British born, biscuit loving Umesh has a predilection for the BEC’s mission and the people he works with. Umesh has been a critical member of the Business Engagement Center almost since our inception. He initially served in corporate and foundation relations at...
A joint research project between the University of Michigan and Toyota Research Institute was awarded a Best New Application Paper Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for their work developing reliable control systems for Lane Keeping and Adaptive Cruise...
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