Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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,…
  7. October 20, 2014

    Passive greenhouse project brings hope to Detroit neighborhood

    In a Detroit neighborhood shared by Bangladeshi, Polish immigrants, longtime African-American residents and young artists, a burned-out house is being repurposed as a semi-subterranean, passive geothermal greenhouse that will serve the neighborhood.

  8. October 9, 2014

    MCubed research-funding experiment renewed for two years

    MCubed, the university’s one-of-a-kind funding program designed to spark innovative, cross-boundary research, will be renewed for two more years.

  9. October 6, 2014

    2014 a record-breaking year for U-M Tech Transfer

    Fiscal year 2014 was a record-breaking year for U-M tech transfer performance as reflected in the number of new inventions, agreements and startups.

  10. September 23, 2014

    Campuswide call issued to develop massive open online courses

    Leaders from the new Office of Digital Education and Innovation are calling on faculty to submit proposals to develop massive open online courses, or MOOCs.