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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Celebrate Invention

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Celebrate Invention is an annual event that honors University of Michigan inventors and the growing impact of U-M innovations.

Event highlights include demonstrations from promising U-M startups, networking opportunities at the ecosystem fair, discussion panels featuring prominent inventors and alumni, and the Distinguished University Innovator of the Year Award presentation ceremony.

Celebrate Invention 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022  |  1:00pm–6:00pm

Free and Open to the Public

Michigan Union, 2nd Floor
530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Schedule of Events


Panel Sessions
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, 2nd Floor
Attend two panel discussions featuring prominent inventors and alumni
as well as the Distinguished University Innovator of the Year Award recipient.

Ecosystem Fair
Room 2210 ABC, Michigan Union, 2nd Floor
Meet investors in early-stage companies and learn about the resources available to advance your research into the market.


Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union, 2nd Floor
Please join us for startup and project demonstrations and a networking reception to recognize the contributions of our community of innovators.

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