Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  1. January 22, 2014

    $4.35M from Davidson Foundation to fuel research-driven innovation

    The William Davidson Foundation has awarded $4.35 million to U-M to support programs that will accelerate the flow of university-generated ideas to the marketplace.

  2. January 21, 2014

    URC makes strong showing among leading U.S. research clusters

    The University Research Corridor, which includes U-M, ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in R&D spending, research commercialization and talent production.

  3. January 17, 2014

    Smartphone as mentor: How tech could change behavior

    Funneling a steady stream of diversions straight to your pocket, smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractors. But a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for them to be something quite the opposite. 

  4. January 14, 2014

    U-M student groups to host nation’s largest hackathon in Detroit

    In an effort to cast the bankrupt city in a new light for the nation’s future tech talent, U-M students are hosting an anticipated record-setting collegiate hackathon in Detroit this weekend. 

  5. December 13, 2013

    Engineering with Grace: Students demo projects to help one teen communicate

    With the tablet computer on her lap, Grace Simon, 13, hoisted her hand and set it down on the screen. It didn’t matter where her fingers landed. Just like that, she made a selection in an early version of an app designed to help her converse about her favorite activities.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.