July 31, 2021

Tech Transfer

  1. April 20, 2021

    Nominations open for Distinguished University Innovator Award

    The Office of Technology Transfer is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished University Innovator Award, honoring faculty whose research has made important and lasting contributions.

  2. 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.

  3. February 22, 2021

    Family’s cancer battles drive ‘Row to Nowhere’

    Mike Psarouthakis and his wife, Lisa, compete for the Ann Arbor Rowing Club. Psarouthakis, director of the U-M Tech Transfer Venture Center and managing director of the Accelerate Blue Fund, and his entire family row.

  4. January 25, 2021

    U-M licenses Mcity’s automated-vehicle testing software

    A unique new cloud-based operating system for testing connected or automated vehicles has for the first time been licensed for use beyond Mcity at U-M, where it was developed.

  5. November 9, 2020

    Tech Transfer staffer goes extra mile as ultra-marathoner

    Drew Bennett, associate director of software licensing at the Office of Technology Transfer, competes in ultra-marathons, including 100-milers around the country.

  6. September 21, 2020

    Two-wheeled tourist has cycled all over the world

    Stefan Koehler, associate director of licensing for U-M Tech Transfer, has ridden his bicycle in more than 20 countries, soaking up the scenery and culture during trips that are often more exciting than traveling by car.

  7. 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.

  8. July 8, 2020

    Advanced Transportation Hub funds promising mobility projects

    The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation at U-M recently awarded a combined $710,000 to eight high-tech, early-stage projects.

  9. June 1, 2020

    Nominations open for Distinguished University Innovator Award

    The award honors faculty who have made important and lasting contributions to society by developing novel ideas and insights through their research, and then translating them to practice.

  10. 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.