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February 16, 2019

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

December 3, 2014

New U-M minor in entrepreneurship to start in January

An entrepreneurial education will be available to all U-M students beginning in January with a new 15-credit minor in entrepreneurship that aims to attract students from diverse areas of study.

December 2, 2014

1,000 Pitches winners part of national movement

The world's largest student pitch competition is helping to spread the spirit of entrepreneurship across U-M and beyond. The 1,000 Pitches contest, which began at U-M seven years ago, has grown to six campuses across the country, and this year it gathered more than 7,500 ideas.

November 19, 2014

Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project

In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, U-M researchers have joined with Mozilla and other industry and nonprofit partners to soon offer free, automated and open website HTTPS encryption.

They're establishing a new certificate authority called Let's Encrypt, which will begin operating in summer 2015.

November 4, 2014

Smartphone delivery

While organizers of the Positive Tech conference focus their work on mobile delivery of well-being services, smartphones are proving to be valuable delivery tools and sources of data for researchers across campus in a number of other fields.

Examples include:

October 6, 2014

2014 a record-breaking year for U-M Tech Transfer

The University of Michigan announced Monday that fiscal year 2014 was a record-breaking year of tech transfer performance as reflected in the number of new inventions, agreements and startups launched — all derived from U-M research discoveries.

September 4, 2014

MHacks sparks national college hackathon movement

An expected 1,000 student hackers from across the country will be on North Campus on Friday for MHacks IV, a leading student-run hackathon that has helped to spawn what might be considered a new sport for tech-minded college students nationwide.

July 17, 2014

U-M initiative transforming what it means to 'go to court'

The University of Michigan is spearheading development of what is believed to be first-of-its-kind technology to help people who have been charged with minor offenses interact with courts online, without needing to hire an attorney.                    

July 1, 2014

U-M licenses transformative sensor technology

What started as a way for a frustrated fisherman to improve fly casting could soon be used by everyone from weekend athletes to professional tennis players under a deal between the University of Michigan and the Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

June 26, 2014

Coffee-with-strangers program aims to boost innovation

Once a month for about a year, business professor Bill Lovejoy emailed strangers and invited them out for coffee. His overtures all went to fellow U-M faculty members. The agenda was straightforward: Let's talk about our research for half an hour with no other expectations and see what ideas come of it.


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