Our Results


The world renowned research, faculty, and facilities at the University of Michigan cultivate cutting edge technologies, innovative ideas, and the talent to fuel our economy. Companies, students, and researchers come to U-M to be a part of this work and the exciting energy on campus.


The BEC’s campus partnerships and support from U-M leadership help make the BEC one of the premier corporate engagement programs in the country. We continually pursue strong industrial engagement that fosters win-win strategic partnerships on all three U-M campuses.


Our numbers speak for themselves. Not only the breadth and depth of capabilities of our entire university, but the intense level of corporate engagement illustrates why we are the Leaders and Best.

Business Engagement at U-M in FY19

Total Corporate Investment

$155.8 M

Corporate Philanthropy

$37.8 M

Corporate Expenditures

$118 M

University of Michigan


Students participated in undergraduate research projects


New Inventions


in Research Expenditures


New Business Startups


PUBLIC Research University

in the U.S.

(National Science Foundation 2018)




Top Public School
in the U.S.

(Princeton Review 2018)


Grad Programs
in the Top 10

(U.S. News & World Report, 2017)



Best College Town in the U.S.

(Forbes, 2018)


More than


living alumni worldwide

Economic impact on the State of Michigan



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