The Enterprise Program

Sponsorship and Giving

 

Choose Your Way to Sponsor, Give, and Inspire

Michigan Tech is known for its Enterprise Program. The skills and experiences our student team members gain by working with companies on real projects sets Huskies apart. We couldn't do it without sponsoring companies, mentoring researchers, and industry leaders, many of whom are alumni and many of whom hire our students for co-ops, internships, and full-time jobs. Thank you!

If this is the first time you've considered supporting Michigan Tech Enterprise, welcome! Whether you want to contribute funding for team spaces and materials, have a project to put Huskies to work on, or stand ready to help carry on the annual Design Expo showcase by being a judge or sponsor, we're happy and grateful to walk you through the process.

How Enterprise Works

Invest in Multidisciplinary Teams and Multi-year Projects

With coaching and guidance from faculty mentors, our 24 Enterprise teams invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. From design to conception, we'll help you find a student team that aligns with your objectives and timeline.


What Enterprise Can Do For You:

  • Broaden workforce development
  • Access University faculty, technology, and infrastructure
  • Gain long-term insights into related fields and relevant research

Your donation directly supports Enterprise program students. Pitch in on work and meeting space renovations, purchase materials and equipment, or make it possible for students to attend essential professional conferences. Support Enterprise scholarships for deserving students. There are many ways to invest in hands-on, project-based learning.

It only takes a minute to make a lasting difference.

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Sponsor a Team Project

Pair With the Perfect Team to Solve Your Problem

Put our Enterprise students to work on solutions. Huskies are known for their curiosity, tenacity, practical field skills, and entrepreneurial spirit. Whether in the design stage or close to launch you'll be welcome to consult, advise, and review as Huskies work toward the desired outcome. 

What Sponsoring a Project Can Do For You:

  • Put the focus on a problem or project unique to your business and harness the power of our students, faculty, and technology to get results
  • Diversify your approach by sponsoring multiple projects to leverage the expertise of different Enterprises. Teams cover a broad range of disciplines, from biomedical to transportation, board sports to cybersecurity, energy sustainability to game development.  

Sponsorships are flexible. Opportunities range from general donations to multi-year partnerships. We'll work with you to match your project or concept with the team that's right for it. 

MTU's best and brightest are ready to collaborate with you.

Contact Chris Morgan

 


 Give Huskies the Power to Do Great Things

Enterprise team members invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions anywhere along the spectrum from concept to launch. Each of our 24 Enterprise teams runs like a business. Students—who come from all majors across campus—take the lead, establishing their own organizational and operational structures. They are mentored by faculty and guided by corporate and industry partners, undergoing a regular review process to report progress and brainstorm solutions.

The investment our sponsors and donors make to directly support students is crucial. When you help them, you help create what tomorrow needs. Because of you, satellites are launched, fuel efficiency records are broken, and building materials are more durable and sustainable. Medical devices and automotive innovations are prototyped. And the value of a Michigan Tech education stays strong. Find your way to give back today, knowing how much it matters to Michigan Tech Enterprise Teams now and tomorrow.

                                                  Give back today for a better tomorrow.


Project Sponsorship

Be an Enterprise sponsor and provide a win-win: real-world hands-on learning experiences for Huskies and actionable solutions for your company. Make a general donation, set up a multi-year agreement, or ask about other options. We're flexible. We also appreciate recommendations and referrals. If you know a company that could use the kind of innovative services we offer, pass it along! We're Huskies. We're always interested in new opportunities.

Get started on your project with Michigan Tech Enterprise now.


Support and Participate in Design Expo

There's nothing like Design Expo. It's a Michigan Tech tradition that brings more than 1,000 undergraduate students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams together to showcase their projects and compete for awards. Hosted by MTU's Pavlis Honors College and our College of Engineering, Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning with exhibits, presentations, and judging. Sponsorship opportunities range from $250 to $5,000. Every sponsor receives ad space in our Design Expo booklet and on the website.

Get exposure for your organization and support undergraduate education.


Inspire and Enrich Enterprise Students

Your expertise is valuable. Students tell us that some of their most impactful Enterprise experiences come from the generous efforts of alumni, industry partners, and community members who commit time and effort to engage Huskies in the conversations and educational experiences that help them develop personally and professionally. Propose a workshop. Host a seminar. Volunteer as a guest speaker or project evaluator. Your wisdom and insight is welcome.

                         Let us know how you want to connect with Enterprise students. 


Thanks for supporting Enterprise. Go Huskies!