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December 1, 2015

University receives $5.4M for energy efficiency projects

Two new U.S. Department of Energy grants that total $5.4 million will let University of Michigan engineering researchers work on "transformational" engine and battery projects.

Their efforts could lead to efficiency gains in cars and trucks, the electrical grid and beyond.

November 18, 2015

U-M, two national labs to study energy savings in connected vehicles

Could vehicles that communicate with each other and their surroundings, helping drivers avoid crashes, also save energy?

The University of Michigan is working with two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to study whether connected and automated vehicles could help people drive more efficiently.

October 21, 2015

U-M battery pioneer startup Sakti3 acquired by Dyson

Sakti3, a University of Michigan startup that pioneered a new battery platform, has been purchased by Dyson in a $90 million deal that follows an initial investment of $15 million earlier this year.

October 9, 2015

U-M to co-sponsor second Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium

The University of Michigan will be one of the sponsoring universities when the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative holds its annual Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium on Oct. 23 at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

October 5, 2015

University of Michigan joins edX as charter member

The University of Michigan announced a partnership Monday with global nonprofit online learning destination edX, further expanding the university's experimentation with digital learning and learning analytics.

October 2, 2015

U-M Energy Institute opens world-class battery research lab

The opening of the U-M Energy Institute's Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility, or Battery Lab, on Friday further expands the Midwest's rapidly growing battery research and manufacturing capabilities.

October 2, 2015

Engineering professor to lead national manufacturing consortium

A University of Michigan engineering professor will lead a national consortium to identify emerging advanced manufacturing technologies to enhance the country's innovation ecosystem, manufacturing competitiveness and national security, the White House announced Friday.

September 21, 2015

U-M Tech Transfer reports record year of performance

The University of Michigan spurred a record 19 startups last year, up from 14 a year ago, reflecting the substantial activity connected to its faculty's rich array of research discoveries.

U-M Tech Transfer set several records for annual performance in fiscal year 2015 including patents, agreements, startups and revenue.

September 17, 2015

U-M's unique MCubed seed grants start second funding cycle

A doctor asked the overarching question of why kids die in the intensive care unit.

It occurred to him there wasn't a quick way to check their immune systems. Today's tests can take more than 24 hours. If a child is suffering from sepsis — an overwhelming inflammatory response to infection — the wait could be deadly.

July 17, 2015

Solar Car Team goes for gold with aerodynamic 'Aurum'

With a car that seats the driver so far to the right they had to design an elbow bulge into the chassis, the nation's top-ranked solar car team Friday unveiled the vehicle it will race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this fall.

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