About Us

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters and the leading engine for innovation in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. An alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, the URC is focused on increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world.

  • "The metropolitan area and region have formidable institutions, exemplified by the network of advanced companies, health care institutions (like Henry Ford Health System) and the University Research Corridor, the formal alliance of Michigan's three largest higher education institutions. The distinct research strengths of universities and corporations are amplified by Detroit's demographic…"

    -Kofi Bonner, CEO of Bedrock LLC