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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:00am
Online Via Zoom



URC Legislative Forum Series

Understanding Tech Transfer’s Role in Solving COVID-19 Challenges

Virtual Event
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join leaders from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, the three universities that make up Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) in a virtual forum to hear how URC tech transfer responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, advances industries and drives our economy forward, even in uncertainty.
Partnering with the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and the U-M Wolverine Caucus, Michigan entrepreneurs, inventors and tech transfer leaders from the URC universities will discuss:

  • Emerging COVID-19 startups: Who they are and how they help

  • University Tech Transfer: What is it, and why you should care

  • What’s happening nationally and how Michigan stacks up

  • What Michigan needs to do to compete and keep innovation in our state


Click HERE to RSVP by Friday, September 25

Questions? Please contact Lynne Small (517) 999-4007


  • Peter Falzon, President and CEO, Ripple Science Corporation
  • Jack Lipton, Chair and Professor of MSU Department of Translational Neuroscience
  • Joan Dunbar, Associate Vice President, Research, Wayne State University
  • Kelly Sexton, Associate Vice President for Research – Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships, University of Michigan
  • Rich Chylla, Executive Director, MSU Technologies


  • Britany Affolter-Caine, Executive Director, Michigan’s University Research Corridor