1. December 14, 2023

    U-M startup blends art, stories to help health care workers

    ArtSpective, a new U-M startup that provides implicit bias training for health care workers, uses fine-art photographs and guided storytelling to improve patient-provider interactions.

  2. September 15, 2023

    Record number of U-M inventions reported in FY ’23

    Research led by U-M generated a record 580 new inventions last year, 145 new U.S. patents and more than 300 license and option agreements with industry, and launched 25 startup companies, in fiscal year 2023.

  3. January 30, 2023

    U-M startup joins White House partnership to remove lead pipes

    U-M startup BlueConduit, which helped accelerate the removal of dangerous lead pipes in Flint has joined a White House partnership aimed at replacing all of the nation’s lead service lines in a decade.

  4. April 19, 2021

    Venture fund reaches milestone, makes first investment

    The Accelerate Blue Fund, a U-M early-stage venture fund raised through philanthropy, has reached its first fundraising milestone and made its first investment in a U-M tech startup.

  5. September 17, 2020

    U-M to increase its capacity for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

    The University Health Service will enter into an agreement with LynxDx Inc. to offer saliva-based COVID-19 diagnostic surveillance testing services on the Ann Arbor campus, giving U-M a testing capacity to up to 6,000 individuals per week.

  6. 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.

  7. May 8, 2020

    Delivery robots help Ann Arbor restaurants weather pandemic

    The restaurant business has suffered under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, but U-M startup Refraction AI that builds three-wheeled, autonomous REV-1 delivery robots is trying to prop it up.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. April 15, 2019

    U-M startup analyzes patient imaging files to aid treatment

    A U-M startup has figured out how to mine and analyze data from digital image files such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans with technology that could pinpoint treatment choices for each patient.