Industry Partners

The Office of the Vice President for Research and its Technology and Innovation Advancement function promote partnerships between Western Michigan University and the private sector. They also provide access to WMU’s broad range of research resources.


Small Company Innovation Program—Michigan Corporate Relations Network provides matching funds up to $40,000 to Michigan small businesses to help cover the cost of conducting a research project at any state of Michigan public university.


For general inquiries
Kelli Bond
(269) 387-8216
Executive Assistant Senior in the Office of the Vice President for Research

For questions related to intellectual property
D. Clark Bennett
(269) 387-8218
Director of Technology and Innovation Advancement

For questions related to collaboration and grant research
Terri Kinzy
(269) 387-8294
Vice President for Research