Mentors-in-residence (MIRs) are seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals who work within tech transfer offices bringing entrepreneurial expertise and connections for opportunity assessment and venture creation. Mentors bring sector-specific knowledge, hands on experience, and their extensive networks within designated focus areas including life sciences, physical sciences, automotive/mobility, and digital/software. The T3N program maintains a group of mentors who are available as a resource for commercialization projects from all universities within the state.
“The Tech Transfer Talent Network has been integral in providing much needed talent resources to university projects throughout Michigan. Mentors bring passion, significant experience, advice, and networks to projects that are at a critical point in their commercial advancement and growth. It is a pleasure to collaborate with Michigan’s universities in the support of talent to commercialize university research.” Denise Graves, University Relations Director MEDC Entrepreneurship & Innovation