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.

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 FY18

Total Corporate Investment


Corporate Philanthropy

$37.5 M

Corporate Expenditures

$109.3 M

More than


living alumni worldwide

Economic impact on the State of Michigan


$ Million in Corporate Research Awards


Externally Sponsored Research from Industry

# Corporate Visits for the BEC

$ Million in Student Support

# Companies Who Donated Last Year

Colleges and Universities Visited the BEC to Learn About our Model

# Requests from New Companies

University of Michigan


Top Public School
in the U.S.

(Princeton Review 2018)


PUBLIC Research University

in the U.S.

(National Science Foundation 2017)


Grad Programs
in the Top 10

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


Most Innovative University

(Reuters, 2017)


Students participated in undergraduate research projects


New Inventions


in Research Expenditures


New Business Startups

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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