October 24, 2022
Short news items from around the University of Michigan.
September 9, 2020
U-M launches record number of startups, inventions in FY 2020
U-M launched a record 31 startups in fiscal year 2020 and reported a rise in new inventions, with a record 522, during a period that included a pandemic and temporarily shuttered labs.
August 26, 2020
Law professor J.J. Prescott named Distinguished University Innovator
For developing technology to help to democratize the justice system while decreasing the spread of COVID-19, U-M law professor J.J. Prescott has earned this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.
October 17, 2019
New investment fund to offer early-stage capital for U-M startups
U-M Tech Transfer, the unit responsible for commercializing university research and innovations, will create the Accelerate Blue Fund to provide seed capital to nascent U-M startup companies.
October 14, 2019
Tech Transfer activity sets records in fiscal year 2019
U-M Tech Transfer reported that 22 startups were launched in fiscal year 2019, surpassing last year’s record of 21, and 198 U.S. patents were issued for inventions created at U-M, up from 183.
October 14, 2019
Celebrate Invention schedule
Schedule of events for 2019 Celebrate Invention.
October 1, 2019
Blaauw, Sylvester are 2019 Distinguished University Innovators
David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, have been named the recipients of this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.
October 9, 2018
U-M hits record number of startups with 21 in FY ’18
U-M nearly doubled its number of startups to 21 in fiscal year 2018 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries. Researchers also reported a 10 percent increase in new inventions.
October 17, 2017
U-M Tech Transfer reports record number of new inventions
University researchers reported 444 new inventions in fiscal year 2017 — up from last year’s 428 — and the fifth straight year of more than 400 inventions from U-M faculty.
October 3, 2016
Tech Transfer reports 12 startups, sets record for industry licenses
U-M signed a record 173 license and option agreements with companies seeking to commercialize discoveries of university researchers in the past fiscal year.