From Xconomy 11/9/15 by: Sarah Schmid
University of Michigan researchers and faculty developing innovations that address transportation and mobility challenges have a path from the lab to the marketplace thanks to the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Transportation program, which received $1 million to advance university startups in 2015, the program’s second year.
MTRAC is a statewide program to move university inventions to market and it’s primarily funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. (The Center for Entrepreneurship and Office of Technology Transfer run U-M’s MTRAC Transportation program.) Other MTRAC programs focus on life sciences (U-M), ag-bio (Michigan State University), and advanced materials (Michigan Tech).