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.
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.
Chronic pain sufferers have a new ally when it comes to answering the question: “On a scale of zero to 10, how much does it hurt?”
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.
When University of Michigan researchers started getting spontaneous hugs from nurses while testing their system that monitors the autonomic nervous system of hospital patients and predicts problems, they knew they were on to something.
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.
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.
The Mcity Driverless Shuttle, a research project at the University of Michigan, launched Monday on North Campus.
The Mcity Driverless Shuttle will begin operating on North Campus on June 4. It is the nation’s first driverless vehicle research project focusing on user behavior and data collection.
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.
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.
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.
Companies investing in second-phase funding as Mcity Affiliate members:
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.
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.
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.
A new virtual exchange program will allow undergraduate students at the University of Michigan the chance to address social entrepreneurship challenges from opposite sides of the world.
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.
University of Michigan researchers reported 444 new inventions in fiscal year 2017 — up from last year's 428 — and the fifth straight year of more than 400 inventions from U-M faculty.
Autonomous "smart" technologies for aging stormwater systems are being developed at the University of Michigan to lessen the impacts of flooding — potentially saving lives and billions of dollars in property damage.