Office of Innovation and Industry


Jim Baker

Executive Director

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The Office of Innovation and Industrial Engagement (IIE) coordinates and delivers our Innovation Shore services and programs which connect a vast array of expertise, services, and initiatives in basic and applied research, training and education, technology commercialization, intellectual property licensing, and start-up business development. We support leading-edge researchers, educators, inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs via a robust network of on-campus industry-relations professionals and affiliated region partners and service providers.

MTU is a member of the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (M-CRN), a statewide university network missioned to connect Michigan-hatched corporations to critical university assets, promoting innovative research and economic growth. Visit for details.