About T3N

The Tech Transfer Talent Network (T3N) program, began in 2011, as a collaboration between seven of Michigan’s leading research universities – University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Michigan Technological University, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University and Oakland University. The T3N program is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan Strategic Fund Board, to create the first statewide network to provide critical expertise in the support of the commercialization of university technologies and the creation of startups with talent and business expertise.

With program expansion, collaboration at all public universities in Michigan is now supported through the availability of technology assessments by graduate student fellows, intellectual property commercialization and implementation plan development, mentors-in-residence and quarterly roundtable discussions that share strategies and best practices between the major research institutions and the smaller institutions statewide.