Michigan's University Research Corridor, which includes U-M, ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines R&D spending, research commercialization and talent production, according to a new Economic Impact Report released Tuesday.
U-M students Chris Liu, Monica Guo and Adrianne Pope prep their mobile application, Joggle, that they designed as part of the ENGR390 course: Imagine, Innovate, Act! (Photo by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.)
In an effort to cast the bankrupt city in a new light for the nation’s future tech talent, U-M students are hosting what they anticipate will be a record-setting collegiate hackathon in Detroit this weekend.
Grace meets with College of Engineering students. (Photo by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.)
Hundreds of people from far-flung corners of U-M gathered Friday for the inaugural MCubed conference, a celebration of the seed grant program’s first funding year and a showcase of the 200-plus projects it’s making possible.
Anyone with a big idea or a stubborn problem to solve can soon have a direct line to professors and researchers at the University of Michigan.
More than 200 pilot projects born of bold ideas and unlikely collaborations will be on display next Friday at a symposium to mark the first funding anniversary of MCubed, the university’s one-of-a-kind seed grant experiment.
In an effort to offer formal entrepreneurship education to all U-M undergraduates within the next two years, Provost Martha Pollack has appointed an engineering professor with a proven entrepreneurial track record as a senior adviser.
The Board of Regents on Friday approved plans to proceed with the design of a unique environment for testing connected and automated vehicles.
Dan Johnson’s invention, an active back brace, grew from his doctoral work with physicians in the operating room as he studied what caused their back problems.
A unique $8 million battery lab at the University of Michigan will enable industry and university researchers to collaborate on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.
University of Michigan researchers reported 421 inventions in fiscal year 2013, a record that shows the growing engagement of faculty in tech transfer activities.
U-M Tech Transfer also recorded 108 licenses and options with existing and new businesses in FY ’13, which ended June 30, compared to 123 in FY ’12.