Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 4, 2018
Coulter Program seeks 2019 proposals for medical innovations
The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program is announcing its 2019 call for proposals. The submission deadline is Feb. 4.
November 19, 2018
Augmented reality at U-M improves driverless vehicle testing
Augmented reality technology can accelerate testing of connected and automated vehicles and reduce additional testing costs to almost zero, according to a new white paper by U-M’s Mcity.
October 10, 2018
Unique Mcubed research funding program begins third cycle
Millions of dollars in seed grants for bold, boundary-crossing work is available to faculty members as U-M launches the third round of Mcubed, the university’s unique research funding program.
October 9, 2018
U-M hits record number of startups with 21 in FY ’18
U-M nearly doubled its number of startups to 21 in fiscal year 2018 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries. Researchers also reported a 10 percent increase in new inventions.
September 13, 2018
U-M startup launches GeoPain app that puts pain on the map
GeoPain, a mobile pain tracking app, launched to the public this week from MoxyTech, a U-M startup. It gives users a 3-D image of the body to zero in on the pain.