Specialties Economic Development, Venture Capitalism, Recruitment, Life Science, Manufacturing, Back Office, Commercial Real Estate, Talent Management and Leadership Development, and Community Capitalism
PTACS OF MICHIGAN The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan are not-for-profit organizations made up of 11 offices located throughout the state. Our mission is to enhance national defense and economic development in the State of Michigan by assisting Michigan businesses in obtaining and performing on federal, state and local government contracts. Through our seminars, events, training and consultations, we work to help local businesses succeed in the government marketplace. The PTACs support our national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies, thereby increasing competition, which supports better products and services at lower costs. We are funded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and local funding partners.
Formerly known as the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center (SMIC), the Innovation Center opened its doors in 2003 in the heart of Western Michigan University’s Business Technology & Research Park, a state-designated, tax-advantaged SmartZone. The region of Southwest Michigan enjoys a rich history of life science innovation, an array of scientific, technologic and business know-how, and an amazing quality of life. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) WMed is a private medical school formed through a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. An integral component of the medical school’s research strategy, the Innovation Center supplements the two research floors on WMed’s downtown W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus by providing incubator space that serves to advance research discoveries to commercialization as well as more research experience opportunities for medical school learners. Innovation Center researchers are encouraged to seek a faculty […]