Welcome to the Emerging Technologies Fund temporary web page.  Our previous site can no longer accept applications.  To submit an ETF application, please download this form and email the completed form to mietf@gvsu.edu.

Please read the ETF program guidelines and ETF FAQ prior to completing your application.

For additional assistance, please contact us at mietf@gvsu.edu.  You may also reach us at 734-462-4629.

The Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund (the ETF) is designed to expand funding opportunities for Michigan technology based companies in the federal innovation research and development arena.

Since 2008, the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has dedicated $7.28 million to match federal SBIR/STTR funding opportunities for exceptional research and technical innovation generated in Michigan.   The ETF will match both Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR awards until funds are exhausted.

Please review the Program Guidelines here before submitting new applications.

The purpose of the Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund is to:

  • Encourage companies to pursue SBIR/STTR  grants and contracts
  • Increase Michigan’s competitiveness in obtaining SBIR/STTR funds
  • Increase commercial success of Michigan SBIR/STTR projects
  • Stimulate early stage technology investing activity in Michigan