Receive up to

$100,000

in Funding

Leverage $100,000 in Funding

The STC program can help automotive manufacturers identify, develop, and co-fund critical projects in their business. Here are some examples:

  • Sales and marketing strategy

  • Website development

  • ERP and MRP implementation

  • EV teardown

  • Market diversification

  • Leadership development

  • Growth strategies

  • Skill development

  • Technology acceleration

  • Cybersecurity

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Double your Investment

The Supply Chain Transformation Center (STC) provides qualified manufacturers with a highly experienced team and 50/50 cost share of matching funds for technical assistance projects, up to $100,000. This combination of funding and expertise can prepare your business for success in the rapidly changing mobility economy. Our team will help you stabilize, diversify, grow, and responsibly succeed.

STC is organized at U of M’s Economic Growth Institute.  Manufacturers in the Greater Detroit region are encouraged to review the program requirements below and engage with our team to identify leverage points where these funds can strengthen your organization.

Mobility is Changing

The automotive and transportation industries are at a crossroads with the transition to electric, autonomous, and new mobility technologies. You:

The STC can help you evolve, build on your expertise, and look toward a future of innovation and sustainability.

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Leverage our Experts

The Economic Growth Institute at the University of Michigan is an outward facing group that has been part of the university for more than 40 years. The core of what we work toward every day is equitable economic growth for local, state, and national economies by working with small- and medium-sized enterprises and communities.  The STC program is run through EGI, supported by the Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM) initiative.  GEM will create a smart, secure, sustainable, and inclusive advanced-mobility industry, starting with the transition to next-generation electric, autonomous, and fully connected vehicles. As part of the initiative, we collaborate with Detroit Regional Partnership, Techtown Detroit, SEMCA Michigan Works!, and the Michigan Office of Future Mobility & Electrification.

The team at EGI is committed to the success of our program participants.  We leverage our partnerships to provide technical assistance to enhance the future of mobility.

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Eligible Counties of Southeast Michigan

You’re Qualified If

We need to meet certain requirements for the program participants, but if you are unsure, please submit the form and we’ll help determine eligibility.

Requirements:

  • Less than 500 employees

  • Operations in any of the following counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Washtenaw, or Wayne

  • At least 10% of annual business revenue from any tier in the automotive sector currently or within the last 5 years, or demonstrate a critical potential to address a particular need in the advanced mobility supply chains

*Priority given to companies in the ICE supply chain considered at high risk for disruption of historically excluded communities (HECs), those located in these communities, or those with clear leadership commitments to DEI

Contact

Kiarra Terry for more information:

kiawells@umich.edu or 734-218-5107

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Thanks to our Collaborators

Meet our helpful Staff

Steven Wilson

Executive Director

Steven Wilson

Ashlee Breitner

Managing Director

Ashlee Breitner

Stephanie Ludwig

Program Manager

Stephanie Ludwig

Carmen Wells Quigg

Senior Project Manager

Carmen Wells Quigg

Ronald Policicchio

Senior Project Manager

Ronald Policicchio

Kevin Rucinski

Senior Project Manager

Kevin Rucinski

Chelsea Gilbert

Project Manager

Chelsea Gilbert

Kiarra Terry

Project Coordinator

Kiarra Terry

Avery Hormel

Assistant in Research

Avery Hormel