Innovation and Commercialization

Engage Students

At Michigan Tech, crazy smart students do. They invent, design, code, create, and compete. Their discoveries make humans healthier and technology smarter. Together with researchers, faculty, and industry partners, Huskies create the future through active participation on interdisciplinary teams and organizations

Student Groups

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Student Leadership and Involvement: Student Leadership and Involvement at Michigan Technological University provides extracurricular experiences for Huskies to grow, serve, connect, and lead. Leadership opportunities, community service, fraternities, sororities, Tech Traditions, and more than 250 organizations—our students leave Michigan Tech ready to create the future.

Student Projects

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Enterprise: Michigan Tech's answer to private industry's need for graduates who have technical competence and understand the practical application of skills and knowledge. We work with you to successfully match your project or idea to the appropriate Enterprise team.

Senior Design

Senior Design: connects students and industry through open-ended, industrial projects. Students gain the skills and experience that can launch them into successful careers, while industry partners gain access to tomorrow's engineers today.

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Superior Ideas: helps bring university research and public service projects to life. Through Superior Ideas, researchers can spread the word of their projects—and gain funding along the way.

Superior Ideas operates using crowdfunding, a relatively new concept in which individuals join together through many small donations to help fund a large project. When donors give to a researcher's project, they are helping fund technological advances, and showing their financial support and interest in the project's goals.


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Other Sponsorship Opportunities are available through our Athletics Office.

Other Sponsorships 

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Clean Snowmobile Challengeis a Collegiate Design Series Competition of SAE International. Engineering students from participating schools reengineer a stock snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise while increasing fuel economy—all while preserving the riding excitement demanded by snowmobile enthusiasts.

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Design Expo: highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 1000 students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at Design Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems.



“Stryker has a history of hiring engineers from Michigan Tech that have had a significant impact on improving healthcare through the development and manufacture of medical devices.  Our continued partnership with Michigan Tech is paramount as we continue to grow and meet the need for exceptional engineering talent.  Our support of the Senior Design program is a key part of our strategy and a win-win proposition.  It provides Stryker access to talented engineers before graduation and it provides students with an opportunity to apply their talents to projects that can improve healthcare.  We look forward to continued participation in the program and its success.”

Jon Ahola, Vice President R&D Stryker
Jon Ahola
Vice President R&D, Stryker