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March 15, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Category: Meeting
Location: 5057 Woodward 6th Floor, Conference Room A | Map
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Faculty, Staff

Come join us for information on the MTRAC Innovation Hub

Applied Advanced Materials Program with details on how to apply!

When: Wednesday, March 15th @ 9:00AM

Where: 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conf. A 


The MTRAC (Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization) Innovation Hub for Applied Advanced Materials program at Michigan Tech provides resources to support materials related projects with high commercial potential.  This support includes research funding for prototype, demonstration and late-stage translational activities.  In addition to funding the program provides with consultation and mentoring from an Oversight Committee with industry and investment experts.  Project awards will be made in the range of $30,000 - $50,000 with a 1:1 match required.


MTRAC The program defines materials related projects broadly to include technologies related to nano materials, materials used in medical applications, building materials, transportation, energy transfer, energy storage or aerospace.  These examples are illustrative and not meant to exclude other possible applications of advanced materials.  Applicants must be associated with a Michigan research university or non-profit research institute.  The technology must be the subject of an invention disclosure from a Michigan based university or non-profit research institute and be under active management of your technology transfer office. 

 A Letter of Intent is due by 6:00PM EDT on March 31, 2017.  Full proposals invited by the Oversight Committee will be due by 6:00PM May 19, 2017.  

Those interested in the program are strongly encouraged to contact John Diebel (jfdiebel@mtu.edu) to receive assistance and guidance on proposal preparation. Details on the program are available at:  http://www.mtu.edu/research/administration/iie/campus-inventors/mtrac/

 Commercialization training will be provided to applicants interested in improving the likelihood of an award. Training will be delivered remotely to Wayne State via webinar. More info here: https://events.mtu.edu/event/mtrac_training_customer_discovery_series_kickoff#.WL8dem_afct

Interested WSU faculty members are highly encouraged to attend the info meeting.  The session will be held on Wednesday March 15th from 9:00-10:00 at 5057 Woodward, 6th floor Conf. A.  There will be time for individual discussions after the presentation. 

For more information about this event, please contact Bramdon Dogwill at 313-577-5622 or bramdon.dogwill@wayne.edu.