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Pipeline to progress: URC boasts growing number of tech startups

An article in the latest issue of Crain's Detroit Business profiles the University Research Corridor and its role in the growing number of tech startups founded in Michigan. 

"Today, the University Research Corridor has increasingly become responsible for the state's growing pipeline of high-tech startups, and it ranks among the country's top university research regions. 
 
Michigan ranks fifth compared to seven similar states, regions and cities in terms of invention disclosures, third in patents, and fifth in startups, said Jeff Mason, URC executive director. The other regions are Boston, Pennsylvania, Southern California, North Carolina, Silicon Valley and Chicago. 
 
The URC invested more than $1.8 billion in research and development in 2010, an 8 percent increase over the previous year's, resulting in 14 startups. The number of high-tech degrees awarded has also increased, from 6,993 in 2006 to 8,000 in 2010, representing a 14 percent increase."

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