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:
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.
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.
The $148 million high-tech manufacturing research institute set to open this spring in metro Detroit is expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years.
Three U-M pathologists who developed software that could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment have won a statewide entrepreneurship competition organized by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering.
In an effort to boost the Michigan economy and train the next generation of high-tech entrepreneurs, a new statewide contest aims to arm university students with the resources and skills to launch successful startups in the state.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's green light to proceed with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is an important move forward, according to a University of Michigan auto safety expert.
The William Davidson Foundation has awarded $4.35 million to U-M to support programs that will accelerate the flow of university-generated ideas to the marketplace and spur economic activity in southeast Michigan.
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.
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.)
In an effort to cast the bankrupt city in a new light for the nation’s future tech talent, U-M students are hosting what they anticipate will be a record-setting collegiate hackathon in Detroit this weekend.
Grace meets with College of Engineering students. (Photo by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.)
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.
Anyone with a big idea or a stubborn problem to solve can soon have a direct line to professors and researchers at the University of Michigan.
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.
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.
The Board of Regents on Friday approved plans to proceed with the design of a unique environment for testing connected and automated vehicles.
Dan Johnson’s invention, an active back brace, grew from his doctoral work with physicians in the operating room as he studied what caused their back problems.
A unique $8 million battery lab at the University of Michigan will enable industry and university researchers to collaborate on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.