Small grants available for innovative technology

October 11, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The U-M Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center — or TIKTOC RERC — is seeking proposals that focus on developing or evaluating innovative technology that will enhance the ability of adolescents and young adults with disabilities to better manage their health and become independent.

Among the projects the grants can help fund are:

  • Ideas for an app, game or other type of innovative technology that could improve the lives of adolescents and young adults with disabilities.
  • The need to conduct background research to inform the development of mobile technology.
  • Technology that can be adapted to help adolescents and young adults with impairments manage their health and achieve independence.
  • An event that will build the capacity of computer science students, engineers, health care providers or others to build technology that is relevant and accessible to adolescents with physical, cognitive, developmental or sensory disabilities.

The project and technology must reflect an awareness of accessible design and disability issues and can address any stage of the innovation process.

All Michigan Medicine employees and enrolled students are eligible to apply.

Application are due Nov. 1 and must be submitted via the Competition Space website.

Click here to see the projects from past recipients. If you have any questions, email the RERC staff at