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February 20, 2018

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February 8, 2018

Mcity announces Affiliate members in second phase of funding

Forty-two companies have committed to investing $150,000 each in Mcity as Affiliate members over the next three years.

Mcity is the University of Michigan-led public-private R&D initiative leading the transformation to connected and automated mobility.

February 8, 2018

Affiliates in second phase of Mcity funding

Companies investing in second-phase funding as Mcity Affiliate members:

3M

Aisin Group

Analog Devices

BMW

Changan Automobile

Cohda Wireless

Deloitte Consulting

Desjardins

Fortive

GAC Motor

Harada

Harman

HERE

Hitachi

Iteris

January 31, 2018

Gupta family assists U-M's health communication 'hackathon'

Disease outbreaks. Medical discoveries. Natural disasters. The hope — and hype — that can come with new treatment options.

Sanjay Gupta has covered them all in his years as medical correspondent for CNN. He's seen over and over the crucial role of communication in responding to the health effects of every kind of crisis.

January 8, 2018

U-M startup May Mobility drives toward autonomous fleet market

While the Big Three automakers are still in the research and development phase, University of Michigan startup May Mobility already has tested its bright green-and-white driverless shuttles on public streets in downtown Detroit, and has ambitious plans for growth.

January 8, 2018

Mcity report considers cyber vulnerabilities of automated vehicles

Instead of taking you home from work, your self-driving car delivers you to a desolate road, where it pulls off on the shoulder and stops.

You call your vehicle to pick you up from a store and instead you get a text message: Send $100 worth of Bitcoin to this account and it'll be right over.

October 31, 2017

Industry partners investing $11M in second phase of Mcity funding

Eleven companies are investing a total of $11 million in the second phase of industry funding for Mcity, the University of Michigan-led, public-private, research-and-development initiative leading the transformation to connected and automated mobility.

October 12, 2017

NSF awards $1.8M to help develop smart stormwater system

Autonomous "smart" technologies for aging stormwater systems are being developed at the University of Michigan to lessen the impacts of flooding — potentially saving lives and billions of dollars in property damage.

September 12, 2017

U-M part of $20M center working to grow new heart tissue

The University of Michigan is partnering on an ambitious $20 million project to grow new heart tissue for cardiac patients.

The new research center has been awarded to Boston University, with strong partnership from U-M and Florida International University.

July 24, 2017

U-M invests $600,000 in advanced transportation technologies

Seven technologies demonstrating high potential to help solve transportation issues are receiving $600,000 from the University of Michigan's Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Statewide Innovation Hub program to continue their advancement into the commercial market.

June 30, 2017

U-M's gameful learning technology available to other institutions

Technology for a University of Michigan learning approach that employs video game-style strategy recently made its way to the market.

The gameful instruction tool known as GradeCraft is now available to K-12 schools and universities, and a key university that promotes the use of technology in the classroom has signed on.

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.

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