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March 27, 2017

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

March 20, 2017

Winners announced in Flint-focused Social Impact Challenge

A team of three students from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has won the 2017 Social Impact Challenge.  The team's innovative and research-driven proposal addressed entrepreneurial development through downtown training and significant neighborhood outreach for the city of Flint.

January 24, 2017

Projects use Big Data to predict diseases, advance genomics analysis

Researchers at the University of Michigan will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases including depression and hepatitis C, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing under three recently funded projects.

January 5, 2017

U-M startup Neurable raises $2M in seed funding

Neurable, a University of Michigan startup that developed brain-computer interface technology based on breakthrough neuroscience, has raised $2 million in seed funding to bring its software platform to market.

December 12, 2016

Driverless electric shuttle introduced at Mcity

A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, U-M's one-of-a-kind test site for connected and automated vehicles.

U-M and NAVYA announced the collaboration Friday.

November 16, 2016

Mike Psarouthakis to direct Tech Transfer Venture Center

Mike Psarouthakis has been named director of the University of Michigan's Tech Transfer Venture Center.

The Venture Center is responsible for helping to identify, develop and launch new startups based on U-M technologies, and works alongside licensing, legal and marketing specialists within U-M Tech Transfer.  

November 16, 2016

$1.65M grant aims to help regional manufacturers hurt by imports

Michigan, Ohio and Indiana make up the most industrialized region of the country, but these three states have lost more than 200,000 manufacturing jobs over the last decade.

Meanwhile, U.S. manufacturing imports have grown by more than $500 billion.

November 10, 2016

Monroe-Brown Seed Fund awards $400K inaugural investment

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering and Fast Forward Medical Innovation at the Medical School have announced the Monroe-Brown Seed Fund has made its inaugural investment of $400,000 in two University of Michigan biomedical startups: Genomenon Inc. and Brio Device LLC.

October 15, 2016

$27M investment to globalize driverless vehicle research

A $27 million investment from a Chinese firm will strengthen the efforts of the University of Michigan, along with industry and government partners, to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies for a safer and more sustainable future around the world.

October 11, 2016

Student-led Zell Founders Fund makes first investment

Finding funding at the tender seed stage can challenge the best startups, but a new student-led $10 million seed fund at the University of Michigan's Zell Lurie Institute helps make entrepreneurial dreams come true.

October 6, 2016

Battery startup Elegus Technologies enters $1.5M joint venture

In an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries for technologies like electric vehicles, smartphones and laptops, a University of Michigan startup has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major players in the industry.

September 20, 2016

U-M, edX announce three online, social innovation MicroMasters

Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user-experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan.

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