Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  1. November 3, 2016

    Midwest universities form innovation alliance with $3.5M NSF award

    A new four-university alliance led by U-M will help researchers across the Midwest turn their inventions into marketable products to benefit society.

  2. October 19, 2016

    Center for Entrepreneurship receives $200K for tech-to-market program

    The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved extended funding for its “Train the Trainers,” a program managed by U-M’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

  3. October 15, 2016

    $27M investment to globalize driverless vehicle research

    A $27 million investment from a firm from Shenzhen, China, will strengthen U-M efforts to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies around the world.

  4. October 11, 2016

    Student-led Zell Founders Fund makes first investment

    A new student-led $10 million seed fund at the Zell Lurie Institute has chosen its first company to support: Sneakers by Jordana, started by recent alumnus Jordana Schrager.

  5. October 6, 2016

    Battery startup Elegus Technologies enters $1.5M joint venture

    U-M startup Elegus Technologies has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major industry players in an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries.

  6. October 3, 2016

    Tech Transfer reports 12 startups, sets record for industry licenses

    U-M signed a record 173 license and option agreements with companies seeking to commercialize discoveries of university researchers in the past fiscal year.

  7. September 20, 2016

    U-M, edX announce three online, social innovation MicroMasters

    Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user-experience research and design can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at U-M.

  8. August 23, 2016

    Driverless vehicle startups moving into TechLab incubator

    Three high-potential companies from the West Coast will join TechLab at U-M’s Mcity this fall, moving resources to develop their driverless vehicle technologies in Ann Arbor.

  9. August 23, 2016

    U-M startup Fusion Coolant raises $1.25 million

    Fusion Coolant Systems, a U-M spinout company based in Canton, announced Tuesday it had raised $1.25 million in its first close of Series B funding.

  10. August 11, 2016

    Toyota Research Institute partners with U-M on artificial intelligence

    Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at U-M will be aided by an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Institute.