Four Small Companies Awarded Grants for Research Partnerships with Universities
Lansing, MI –The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) announces four Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant awards that will enable research partnerships between small Michigan businesses and MCRN universities. SCIP enables small Michigan-based companies to collaborate with universities on research projects that support the commercialization of a product or service. By awarding matching funds, SCIP helps small businesses stretch their budget for critical, early stage developments. With over $1.8 billion of research (98% of the academic research done in Michigan in 2009), the MCRN universities have a wealth of resources to offer small business. By offering a 1:1 match, this program ...
New Year’s Resolution: Expand Your Network
Why include this idea in our November newsletter? It’s important to plan ahead for networking, since not every group is free. You may need time to budget a couple hundred dollars for a new membership. If you act fast, you might also be in time to attend a holiday party or December training event. Whether you are looking for work or looking for workers, the more you invest in the search the more likely you are to be successful. The days of having a few small networks are over, now having many broad networks is the norm. Employers, if you don’t already ...
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