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December 10, 2018

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December 4, 2018

Coulter Program seeks 2019 proposals for medical innovations

The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program, which funds collaborative translational research projects between engineering and clinical faculty co-investigators, is announcing its 2019 call for proposals.

The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 4.

November 19, 2018

Augmented reality at U-M improves driverless vehicle testing

Augmented reality technology can accelerate testing of connected and automated vehicles by 1,000 to 100,000 times, and reduce additional testing costs — beyond the price of physical vehicles — to almost zero, according to a new white paper published by Mcity.

October 9, 2018

U-M hits record number of startups with 21 in FY '18

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.

October 10, 2018

Unique Mcubed research funding program begins third cycle

Millions of dollars in seed grants for bold, boundary-crossing work is available to faculty members as U-M launches the third round of Mcubed, a unique funding program that has more than tripled its investment since it launched in 2012.

August 28, 2018

Anna Stefanopoulou to serve as director of Energy Institute

Anna Stefanopoulou, a mechanical engineer with an expertise in modeling, control and optimization of internal combustion engines, batteries and fuel cells, will become director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.

Her five-year appointment begins Sept. 1.

July 26, 2018

MTRAC Innovation Hub invests $700K in advanced transportation

The university’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization statewide Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation has awarded $700,000 to 10 technologies with commercial potential aimed at addressing transportation issues and opportunities.

July 10, 2018

U-M’s top-ranked Solar Car Team readies for race on Oregon Trail

To this day, traversing the Oregon Trail takes grit. Next week, 21 collegiate solar car teams will be put to the test across its winding roads, expansive vistas and cloud-piercing mountains in the 2018 American Solar Challenge.

The 9-day, 1,700-mile race runs from Nebraska to Oregon and starts Saturday.

April 20, 2018

Winning student innovation works to teach financial literacy

Student loan debt in the United States was $1.3 trillion in 2017, yet many borrowers aren't even aware of how much or to whom they owe money, according to Dough, a student startup focused on taking the mystery out of student loans.

March 1, 2018

U-M signs agreement for reconstructive surgery technology

A new surgical device developed at the University of Michigan could make it quicker and easier to connect arteries in complicated procedures such as reconstructing a breast after a mastectomy, or a severely injured leg after a car accident.

February 8, 2018

Mcity announces Affiliate members in second phase of funding

Forty-two companies have committed to investing $150,000 each in Mcity as Affiliate members over the next three years.

Mcity is the University of Michigan-led public-private R&D initiative leading the transformation to connected and automated mobility.

February 8, 2018

Affiliates in second phase of Mcity funding

Companies investing in second-phase funding as Mcity Affiliate members:

3M

Aisin Group

Analog Devices

BMW

Changan Automobile

Cohda Wireless

Deloitte Consulting

Desjardins

Fortive

GAC Motor

Harada

Harman

HERE

Hitachi

Iteris

January 31, 2018

Gupta family assists U-M's health communication 'hackathon'

Disease outbreaks. Medical discoveries. Natural disasters. The hope — and hype — that can come with new treatment options.

Sanjay Gupta has covered them all in his years as medical correspondent for CNN. He's seen over and over the crucial role of communication in responding to the health effects of every kind of crisis.

January 8, 2018

U-M startup May Mobility drives toward autonomous fleet market

While the Big Three automakers are still in the research and development phase, University of Michigan startup May Mobility already has tested its bright green-and-white driverless shuttles on public streets in downtown Detroit, and has ambitious plans for growth.

January 8, 2018

Mcity report considers cyber vulnerabilities of automated vehicles

Instead of taking you home from work, your self-driving car delivers you to a desolate road, where it pulls off on the shoulder and stops.

You call your vehicle to pick you up from a store and instead you get a text message: Send $100 worth of Bitcoin to this account and it'll be right over.

October 31, 2017

Industry partners investing $11M in second phase of Mcity funding

Eleven companies are investing a total of $11 million in the second phase of industry funding for Mcity, the University of Michigan-led, public-private, research-and-development initiative leading the transformation to connected and automated mobility.

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