Technology Commercialization Assistance

The TCA Program completed its operations in 2020 and is no longer available.  This page is maintained to share our past program activities.


Helping Michigan’s small companies leverage university partnership to build tech solutions.


The Technology Commercialization Program helps small companies work with university researchers to solve technological needs and commercialize new products.

1. Tell us your needs

  • Come to us when your technology needs for testing, development or validation

2. Identify University partner

  • Based on the required expertise we can help you identify the right university resource from one of the 15 public universities in Michigan


  • We’ll reach out to the experts and set up meetings to discuss your project

3. Project contracting

  • Once we identify the right expert we’ll help you contract the project directly with the university

Why Us

  • Know-how: We can navigate the university research ecosystem quickly and assist you in identifying the right research partner.
  • The Right Expertise: With over 100 successful previous projects across Michigan universities we can help you find the right researcher, lab, or expert to help your company.

TCA Staff

Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson Director
Vikesh Chandrashekar
Vikesh Chandrashekar Senior Project Manager