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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.

August 23, 2016

Driverless vehicle startups moving into TechLab incubator

Three high-potential companies from the West Coast — Zendrive, PolySync and Civil Maps — will join TechLab at the University of Michigan's Mcity this fall, moving resources to develop their driverless vehicle technologies in Ann Arbor.

August 11, 2016

Toyota Research Institute partners with U-M on artificial intelligence

Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Institute, TRI CEO Gill Pratt announced Wednesday in an address to U-M faculty.

May 9, 2016

Top student ventures highlighted in new report

A high-tech cap that lets you control technologies with your mind.

A rock band school for girls in Detroit.

A biochip that can quickly give doctors vital information with only a drop of blood.

March 28, 2016

Digital information project to help students with course decisions

A student taking a large course load next semester wants to know how much work will be involved with the classes she tentatively has mapped out.

Another wonders if other students have found a certain course helpful for the major he intends to pursue.

March 21, 2016

American Center for Mobility forms board of directors, names CEO

A nonprofit organization and a board of directors have been formed to handle operations for the new American Center for Mobility.

The center, located in Ypsilanti Township near Ann Arbor, will help accelerate advanced mobility vehicle development safely while bringing economic opportunity to southeast Michigan and the United States.

March 7, 2016

U-M students to pitch innovative health, education solutions

A curriculum that helps link high school students to the professional world. A Web platform for people with the same illness to connect for support and information sharing. A redesigned food supply chain that seeks to minimize waste.

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