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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

March 28, 2014

Shale gas symposium focuses on benefits for manufacturing

Numerous government and corporate speakers extolled the benefits of increased shale gas production to the American economy, while urging that efforts continue to provide environmental protections, at a Washington, D.C., symposium led by U-M.

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.


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