Michigan Corporate Relations Network

The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) is a statewide university network designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan’s corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan’s economy.

MCRN is funded through the entrepreneurship and innovation initiative of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

“A major factor contributing to Michigan’s economic growth is the expansion of the high-tech and knowledge-based sectors. It is imperative that universities do all that they can to keep students with strong skills in the STEM fields in Michigan to help ensure the future of our economy.”

Lisa Garcia

Director of Business Connection at Western Michigan University


Matthew’s impact was substantial. He was a fast and eager learner that grasped technical details of Additive Manufacturing and understood how to apply the knowledge to actual Delray sales situations.

SCIA Company Participant

I have built multiple products that are going to be employed in field usage. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot of various and useful skills such as networking, gained experience with http requests, learned a lot about linux and even learned about using AWS.

UM-Dearborn Intern

The internship helped accelerate our move in process and allowed us to secure a large contract manufacturing project. Josh was instrumental in allowing my senior managers to focus on the planning and tasks resolution.

SCIA Company Participant

Six major public universities and nine affiliate universities in Michigan make up the network. They are: