October 19, 2019

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  1. 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.

  2. October 14, 2019

    Tech Transfer activity sets records in fiscal year 2019

    U-M Tech Transfer reported that 22 startups were launched in fiscal year 2019, surpassing last year’s record of 21, and 198 U.S. patents were issued for inventions created at U-M, up from 183.

  3. October 14, 2019

    Celebrate Invention schedule

    Schedule of events for 2019 Celebrate Invention.

  4. October 1, 2019

    Blaauw, Sylvester are 2019 Distinguished University Innovators

    David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, have been named the recipients of this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.

  5. April 15, 2019

    U-M startup analyzes patient imaging files to aid treatment

    A U-M startup has figured out how to mine and analyze data from digital image files such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans with technology that could pinpoint treatment choices for each patient.

  6. April 10, 2019

    Automotive Research Center funded with $50M through 2024

    U-M’s Automotive Research Center has received a $50 million U.S. Army contract that will shift its focus to autonomous technologies for military ground vehicles and extend its partnership with the Army through 2024.

  7. April 8, 2019

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

    Movellus Inc., a U-M 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.

  8. April 3, 2019

    OptiMize hits record $300K for student social-impact projects

    OptiMize, a student-led organization at U-M, has provided $300,000 in funding to a record 65 students on 36 projects this academic year to pursue social issues they are passionate about.

  9. February 21, 2019

    U-M could invest up to $20 million in four of its startups

    The university will make a $2.75 million initial investment in four U-M startups, with potential funding of up to $20 million through subsequent financing rounds.

  10. February 7, 2019

    U-M establishing FinTech Collaboratory to research cryptocurrency

    Financial technology research and education at U-M will get a boost with $1 million from Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative to establish the FinTech Collaboratory.