2 Michigan Tech Researchers Get State Small Business Innovation Grants
Two projects involving Michigan Tech researchers and small companies are among 20 that have been funded by the Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP), part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
The Petoskey Plastics project involves technology developed by Professor of Chemistry Patricia Heiden, and StabiLux Biosciences is a startup founded by Yoke Khin Yap, a professor of physics.
The Michigan Corporate Relations Network, a program supported by the MEDC in collaboration with universities in Michigan, funds SCIP. The number of companies that submitted project requests in 2017 was double that of 2015, SCIP said in a news release.
SCIP and the MCRN program have been supporting business and university engagement since 2012. SCIP has funded 101company projects statewide at 12 different universities, created 256 high-tech jobs, attracted $102.4 million in additional federal and private funding and $164 million in new sales.
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