The BEC 2020 Annual Report

The Business Engagement Center is grateful for corporate partners and U-M colleagues who are dedicated to connecting with organizations who want to make our world a better place. You inspire us and we are thankful to work with you. Your partnership has had a significant impact on corporate engagement at U-M.

$ Million in Corporate Research Expenditures

$ Million in Corporate Philanthropy


Externally Sponsored Research from Industry

“Our priorities at the BEC remain the same: develop mutually beneficial strategic corporate partnerships that meet the highest priorities of the university and our industry partners. We are committed to working with you to pursue amazing opportunities, create new possibilities, overcome current challenges – and we can’t wait to see what we can accomplish.”
Stella Wixom
Senior Executive Director


Create strategic partnerships between companies, faculty and students to advance our shared research and education goals.


Bring together top minds of industry and academia to solve complex global challenges.