Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  1. December 21, 2023

    Two U-M faculty members elected to National Academy of Inventors

    U-M faculty members Lynn Conway and Kevin Ward have been elected to the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction awarded solely to inventors.

  2. September 15, 2023

    Record number of U-M inventions reported in FY ’23

    Research led by U-M generated a record 580 new inventions last year, 145 new U.S. patents and more than 300 license and option agreements with industry, and launched 25 startup companies, in fiscal year 2023.

  3. April 27, 2023

    Nominations sought for Distinguished University Innovator

    Innovation Partnerships is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished University Innovator Award, U-M’s highest honor for faculty demonstrating leadership in bringing new ideas to the marketplace.

  4. April 27, 2023

    $130 million Electric Vehicle Center launching at U-M

    In an effort to cultivate a robust electric vehicle ecosystem in the state where the modern auto industry was born, the University of Michigan Electric Vehicle Center launched April 27.

  5. November 22, 2022

    University reports new inventions, startups during FY ’22

    U-M solidified its position as a global leader in translating academic research and technology for broad societal impact during fiscal year 2021-22, generating 433 new inventions and 16 new startup companies.

  6. May 2, 2022

    Nominations open for Distinguished University Innovator Award

    Innovation Partnerships is seeking nominations for the Distinguished University Innovator Award, honoring faculty whose research has made important and lasting contributions.

  7. December 13, 2021

    Detroit Center for Innovation to be built in The District Detroit

    The Detroit Center for Innovation, a future world-class research and education center anchored by U-M, will now be built in The District Detroit between the city’s downtown and Midtown.

  8. October 26, 2021

    Innovation Partnerships reports record amount of commercialization

    U-M has reported a record number of license and option agreements over the past fiscal year, as well as patents issued, further solidifying its leading position in commercializing research and technology.

  9. October 7, 2021

    Mcity supports new autonomous shuttle service in Ann Arbor

    A2GO, a free, autonomous shuttle service available to the general public, will offer an easier way to get from the Diag to South Campus or other points in Ann Arbor starting Oct. 11.

  10. October 6, 2021

    Reorganized unit to lead commercialization of U-M research

    The newly launched Innovation Partnerships will serve as a central hub for U-M’s research commercialization efforts, startup company support, and creating and fostering corporate research alliances.