The number of startups launched at the University of Michigan nearly doubled to 21 in fiscal year 2018 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries ranging from autonomous shuttles to a post-surgery warning system that alerts doctors to patient distress well ahead of traditional methods.
University of Michigan 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.
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.
University of Michigan researchers reported 421 inventions in fiscal year 2013, a record that shows the growing engagement of faculty in tech transfer activities.
U-M Tech Transfer also recorded 108 licenses and options with existing and new businesses in FY ’13, which ended June 30, compared to 123 in FY ’12.