Twenty Years: WMed Innovation Center Has Scientific Incubation Track Record

When the Innovation Center opened in 2003 – in one of the first buildings in the Business, Technology and Research Park – the concept made sense: Create an environment where life science and technology businesses can grow. Nearly 20 years later, the center – now part of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine – looks back on an impressive history of doing just that.

A few stats: The center boasts more than 350 companies served, over 500 jobs created and millions in angel and venture capital funds invested – and more than 100 patents issued to resident companies.

Click to hear Assistant Dean of the Innovation Center Sandra Cochrane shed light on how the center works – and how some companies have spun off from the center or have been purchased.

Episode Resources

WMed Innovation Center Website

WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Website

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