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Small Company Innovation Program 

The SCIP helps small Michigan-based companies meet research needs to support the commercialization of a product or service. By providing matching funds, SCIP makes university research possible for small business that may not otherwise be able to afford it. The SCIP will also stimulate talent retention in Michigan by creating relationships between small companies and university graduate student researchers.

Individual SCIP projects are funded at $20,000 to $40,000 and require one-to-one matching funds from the sponsoring company. MCRN member universities will supply funds to cover all their indirect costs. Additional information is available at or you can contact the WMU Business Connection director, or (269) 387-0950.