September 17, 2015
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
September 14, 2015
The university's annual entrepreneurial symposium Entrepalooza is set for Sept. 25 and will explore how diversity in teams, ideas and backgrounds can empower an entrepreneurial journey.
July 20, 2015
The University of Michigan on Monday opened Mcity, the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.
July 17, 2015
With a car that seats the driver so far to the right they had to design an elbow bulge into the chassis, the nation's top-ranked solar car team Friday unveiled the vehicle it will race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this fall.
July 9, 2015
A fleet of autonomous "SmartCarts" — high-tech, 3-D printed, low-speed electric vehicles — could one day zip around North Campus, taking students, professors and staff to class, labs and offices while also serving as one of the first test beds for on-demand autonomous transit.
May 4, 2015
Oscar Ybarra, professor of psychology and an entrepreneur whose startup company helps people maintain cognitive health and mental sharpness, will become the director of Innovate Blue, the University of Michigan's campuswide entrepreneurial effort.
April 6, 2015
In a torpedo-shaped one-seater powered by a lawnmower engine, a team of U-M students is aiming for a fuel economy of thousands of miles to the gallon.
The U-M Supermileage Team will compete in the Shell Eco-marathon, held for the first time in Detroit this Thursday-Sunday.
April 2, 2015
In transportation, health care, education and beyond, robots are changing lives, say the organizers of the fifth annual Michigan Robotics Day. And they're doing it from Michigan.
Robotics Day is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 9 at the North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Road.
March 25, 2015
U-M's Mobility Transformation Center — a major research partnership of industry, government, and academia that is laying the foundation for a commercially viable system of connected and automated vehicles — has launched its Affiliates Program with 27 initial members from a wide range of industries.
March 19, 2015
Stephen Forrest, former vice president for research and one of the university's most prolific inventors, has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2015.
March 11, 2015
Efforts to get healthier food choices for Detroit residents have proven somewhat successful in recent years with the opening of grocery stores and small markets, but one major obstacle still stands in the way of families getting access to fresh, nutritious food.
February 17, 2015
Detroit leaders and redevelopment experts will convene Wednesday at the 2015 U-M Social Impact Challenge Finals to evaluate student proposals on a social impact strategy for creative redevelopment of Detroit's abandoned industrial buildings.
February 12, 2015
David Burke describes a scenario that could be one outcome of the work he and colleagues are doing with their project, Deep Monitoring, which just received a large second infusion of funding from the Third Century Initiative.
"Is that pen from U-M?" he asked an interviewer furiously scribbling his comments. The answer is affirmative.
February 12, 2015
The university has awarded funding for another 18 projects under the Transforming Learning for a Third Century portion of the Third Century Initiative.
The latest Quick Wins and Discovery grants will be among the last, as the university plans only one more round of funding at this level.
February 11, 2015
Electric Field Solutions, a U-M startup that uses technology first developed for measuring electric fields caused by dust storms on the surface of Mars, has been acquired by Premier, a gas and electrical industries service company.
February 9, 2015
Just weeks after a new minor in entrepreneurship opened to all students at U-M, a new campaign to celebrate student innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship kicks off across campus Thursday with the ICE Winter Blast.
January 26, 2015
A list on a whiteboard tells the children what they can do this day. Among the options: LEGOs, K'Nex, LittleBits, stencils on clothing, poster or card creation, stop-motion animation and Snap Circuits.
January 21, 2015
Since its inception in February 2013, MHacks, the university's semi-annual event that helped spark the nation's college hackathon movement, has grown from a just-for-fun challenge to a sophisticated operation that draws big sponsors and students from a variety of backgrounds.
January 20, 2015
Members of the university community have until Feb. 2 to put forward their favorite examples of outstanding teaching by nominating them for the 2015 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.
In its seventh year, the competition will award $5,000 to up to five faculty projects.
January 13, 2015
A 32-acre "mini-city," designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems and other emerging 21st-century smart-city technologies, is taking shape on North Campus.