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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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.

May 6, 2014

Industry leaders join U-M mobility transformation initiative

The University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center on Tuesday announced key industry leaders from a variety of sectors — including Bosch, Econolite, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Xerox — have joined the center as its initial industry partners.

April 24, 2014

U-M startup signs license agreement with drug company

A U-M startup developing drugs to target gene fusions that drive many common cancers such as breast, colon, prostate and lung has signed a research and license agreement with a California biopharmaceutical company.

April 10, 2014

'Body hack' app by math researchers shortcuts jet-lag recovery

A different kind of jet-lag mobile app released Thursday by University of Michigan mathematicians reveals previously unknown shortcuts that can help travelers snap their internal clocks to new time zones as efficiently as possible.

March 28, 2014

Shale gas symposium focuses on benefits for manufacturing

Numerous government and corporate speakers extolled the benefits of increased shale gas production to the American economy, while urging that efforts continue to provide environmental protections, at a Washington, D.C., symposium led by U-M.

March 10, 2014

Key initiatives: Entrepreneurship

The university has a long tradition of entrepreneurship education dating back to 1927, but those early seeds have sprouted and grown into a lush garden of offerings during the last 12 years under President Mary Sue Coleman. As she wrote in a commentary published by Forbes in 2010:

March 10, 2014

Top accomplishments: Economic development

Building a strong economy requires cooperation among government, industry and academia. Under President Mary Sue Coleman's leadership, the University of Michigan has been a leader in creating and supporting several key collaborations with the goal of aligning the perspectives and resources of the three sectors for maximum impact.

February 26, 2014

Michigan Business Challenge, grant winners share $113,000

A Web-based app for follow-up dermatologist treatment, clock generator technology for microprocessors, and an energy system that quickly charges electric vehicles at commercial buildings were among student startups that will share in $113,000.


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