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August 19, 2019

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

April 15, 2019

U-M startup analyzes patient imaging files to aid treatment

Digital medical image files such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans fill roughly half of all existing electronic storage around the world. And a University of Michigan startup has figured out how to mine and analyze this big data with technology that could make treatment choices incredibly precise for each patient.

April 10, 2019

Automotive Research Center funded with $50M through 2024

With a $50 million contract from the U.S. Army, the University of Michigan’s Automotive Research Center will shift its focus to autonomous technologies for military ground vehicles.

The funding extends the center’s 25-year partnership with the Army through 2024.

April 8, 2019

U-M startup Movellus raises $6 million in venture funding

Movellus Inc., a University of Michigan startup, has secured $6 million in Series A venture funding for a total of $10 million so far. The company provides technology that helps accelerate and optimize semiconductor chip design.

Its applications include cloud computing, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

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.


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