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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

March 10, 2014

Key initiatives: Entrepreneurship

The university has a long tradition of entrepreneurship education dating back to 1927, but those early seeds have sprouted and grown into a lush garden of offerings during the last 12 years under President Mary Sue Coleman. As she wrote in a commentary published by Forbes in 2010:

March 10, 2014

Top accomplishments: Economic development

Building a strong economy requires cooperation among government, industry and academia. Under President Mary Sue Coleman's leadership, the University of Michigan has been a leader in creating and supporting several key collaborations with the goal of aligning the perspectives and resources of the three sectors for maximum impact.

February 26, 2014

Michigan Business Challenge, grant winners share $113,000

A Web-based app for follow-up dermatologist treatment, clock generator technology for microprocessors, and an energy system that quickly charges electric vehicles at commercial buildings were among student startups that will share in $113,000.

January 21, 2014

URC makes strong showing among leading U.S. research clusters

Michigan's University Research Corridor, which includes U-M, ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines R&D spending, research commercialization and talent production, according to a new Economic Impact Report released Tuesday.

January 17, 2014

Smartphone as mentor: How tech could change behavior

U-M students Chris Liu, Monica Guo and Adrianne Pope prep their mobile application, Joggle, that they designed as part of the ENGR390 course: Imagine, Innovate, Act! (Photo by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.)

November 17, 2013

MCubed conference celebrates unique research collaborations

Hundreds of people from far-flung corners of U-M gathered Friday for the inaugural MCubed conference, a celebration of the seed grant program’s first funding year and a showcase of the 200-plus projects it’s making possible.

November 8, 2013

Innovation on display at MCubed demo day Nov. 15

More than 200 pilot projects born of bold ideas and unlikely collaborations will be on display next Friday at a symposium to mark the first funding anniversary of MCubed, the university’s one-of-a-kind seed grant experiment.

November 4, 2013

U-M aims to offer entrepreneurial education to all undergrads

In an effort to offer formal entrepreneurship education to all U-M undergraduates within the next two years, Provost Martha Pollack has appointed an engineering professor with a proven entrepreneurial track record as a senior adviser.

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