Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  1. January 13, 2015

    University’s M City will test driverless vehicles on North Campus

    A 32-acre “mini-city,” designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems and other emerging 21st-century smart-city technologies, is taking shape on North Campus.


    • U-M student develops lower-cost self-driving car navigation system


    • UMTRI part of nationwide study on safety of older drivers

  2. December 16, 2014

    U-M professors elected to National Academy of Inventors

    Three U-M researchers — Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, Stephen Forrest and Shaomeng Wang — have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

  3. December 3, 2014

    New U-M minor in entrepreneurship to start in January

    An entrepreneurial education will be available to all U-M students beginning in January with a new 15-credit minor in entrepreneurship.

  4. December 2, 2014

    1,000 Pitches winners part of national movement

    The 1,000 Pitches contest, which began at U-M seven years ago, has grown to six campuses across the country, and this year it gathered more than 7,500 ideas.

  5. December 1, 2014

    U-M engineering researchers develop heat-conducting plastic

    A U-M research team has made a plastic blend that cast away heat 10 times better than its conventional counterparts. 

  6. November 24, 2014

    Tauber Institute workshops for factory floor managers draw praise

    It’s not Hollywood. But the staged factory floor setting just 4 miles south of Central Campus and the workshops presented there are drawing great reviews. The Tauber Institute’s new Operations Leadership Factory workshops debuted in February. 

  7. November 19, 2014

    Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project

    In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, U-M researchers have joined an effort to soon offer free, automated and open website HTTPS encryption.

  8. November 7, 2014

    U-M agrees to sell portion of Gaucher disease drug royalties

    U-M has signed an agreement with PDL BioPharma Inc. to sell a portion of its royalty interest in Cerdelga capsules, a first-line oral treatment for adults with Gaucher disease type 1.

  9. November 4, 2014

    Conference to focus on smartphones as aid to well-being

    A spring conference will bring together scholars and tech experts to find ways to help build, market and deliver smartphone apps that provide “well-being” services.

  10. November 4, 2014

    Smartphone delivery

    While organizers of the Positive Tech conference focus their work on mobile delivery of well-being services, smartphones are proving to be valuable delivery tools and sources of data for researchers across campus in a number of other fields. Examples include: • U-M economists, working with colleagues at University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University,…