R&D Labs and Testing
Corporate R & D, federally funded laboratories, institutes of higher learning, innovation-based business: In Ann Arbor USA, these factors are contributing to an environment that sparks new ideas and crackles with the art of the possible.
A number of businesses and government agencies have taken advantage of the area’s impressive knowledge resources by locating or expanding research and development efforts here. These R & D facilities encompass a number of industries, including advanced automotive, life science and alternative energy.
Altarum Institute is dedicated to advancing global health worldwide by addressing systems problems related to human health. Areas of interest include health care strategy, IT solutions, health care delivery, health care operations and finance.
Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR), is involved in the research of significant issues that relate to the future of the global automotive industry. CAR conducts industry research, develops new methodologies, forecasts industry trends, and advises on public policy.
Eastern Michigan Coatings and Research Institute
The Coatings Research Institute was founded in 1985 and is dedicated to providing solutions to the tough problems facing the coatings industry in the areas of polymers, coatings, paints, inks, adhesives and related nano-based materials. Expertise includes research in material science, new product development, and coating formulation and evaluation.
Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), was formed in 1946 as a military automotive development center. Today TARDEC, based in Warren, Michigan, applies its laboratories and engineering and scientific expertise to developing innovations in military vehicle ground systems.
US EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory performs emission testing of motor vehicles, heavy-duty engines, and non-road engines to certify that they meet federal emissions and fuel economy standards. The Lab also analyzes fuels, fuel additives, and exhaust compounds.
Research at the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan is one of the major research universities in the world. During 2009 the University received $1.02B in research funding across all departments and disciplines.
The U-M Office of Technology Transfer is actively engaged in transferring research from the academic setting into real world applications.
U-M Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
The University of Michigan’s Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute focuses its scientific and technological research into developing sustainable alternative energies.
U-M Transportation Research Institute
The Transportation Research Institute provides interdisciplinary research that increases driving safety and transportation systems knowledge. The Institute conducts short- and long-term research projects in the areas of accident data collection and traffic safety analysis, bioengineering, human factors, mechanical engineering, psychology, economics, and public policy. The Institute also conducts multidisciplinary research programs with engineering, business, medicine, and public health colleges at the University.
U-M Life Sciences Institute
The U-M Life Sciences Institute brings together outstanding scientists to foster a collaborative environment for life sciences research. The Institute provides cutting edge research tools, a unique open laboratory facility and professional staff support enable interdisciplinary teams. Disciplines include stem cell research, chemical biology, structural biology, and the genetics of disease.