Entrepreneurship & Innovation
November 17, 2013
MCubed conference celebrates unique research collaborations
Hundreds of people from far-flung corners of U-M gathered Friday for the inaugural MCubed conference, a celebration of the seed grant program’s first funding year and a showcase of its 200-plus projects.
November 15, 2013
Crowdsourcing meets crowdfunding as MCubed goes public
Anyone with a big idea or a stubborn problem to solve can soon have a direct line to U-M professors and researchers when the university opens its popular MCubed seed funding program to the public.
November 8, 2013
Innovation on display at MCubed demo day Nov. 15
More than 200 pilot projects born of bold ideas and unlikely collaborations will be on display next Friday at a symposium to mark the first funding anniversary of the MCubed research funding initiative.
November 4, 2013
U-M aims to offer entrepreneurial education to all undergrads
In an effort to offer formal entrepreneurship education to all U-M undergraduates within the next two years, Provost Martha Pollack has appointed Thomas Zurbuchen, an engineering professor with a proven entrepreneurial track record, as senior counselor for entrepreneurial education.
October 21, 2013
Celebrate Invention to showcase U-M technologies, startups
Celebrate Invention is the university’s chance to recognize the accomplishment of faculty and researchers engaged in technology transfer. The annual event is 3-6 p.m. Wednesday in the Michigan League Ballroom.
October 19, 2013
U-M announces plans for facility to test automated vehicles
U-M will build a unique, 30-acre environment for testing connected and automated vehicles. It is a critical element of a joint project to develop a system of connected and automated vehicles in southeastern Michigan by 2021.
October 15, 2013
‘Open innovation’ battery lab established at U-M with Ford, MEDC
A unique $8 million battery lab at the University of Michigan will enable industry and university researchers to collaborate on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.
October 11, 2013
U-M researchers report record number of inventions for FY ’13
University of Michigan researchers reported 421 inventions in fiscal year 2013, a record that shows the growing engagement of faculty in tech transfer activities.
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