July 31, 2021

startups

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. February 21, 2019

    U-M could invest up to $20 million in four of its startups

    The university will make a $2.75 million initial investment in four U-M startups, with potential funding of up to $20 million through subsequent financing rounds.

  9. 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.