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

More than

583,000

living alumni worldwide

Economic impact on the State of Michigan

$8.9B

University of Michigan

1300

Students participated in undergraduate research projects

484

New Inventions

1.62B

in Research Expenditures

21

New Business Startups

#1

PUBLIC Research University

in the U.S.

(National Science Foundation 2018)

 

 

#4

Top Public School
in the U.S.

(Princeton Review 2018)

100

Grad Programs
in the Top 10

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

 

#1

Best College Town in the U.S.

(Forbes, 2018)

 

The Business Engagement Center is U-M’s portal for industry engagement. We connect companies to research, faculty and students, and develop win-win partnerships.

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