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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Celebrate Invention 2014

October 28, 2014

The University of Michigan’s 2014 Celebrate Invention reception to honor the contributions from U-M inventors was held Tuesday, October 28, from 3 – 6 pm at the Michigan League Ballroom. Remarks by President Mark Schlissel, VP for Research Jack Hu, Associate VP Innovation Partnerships Ken Nisbet kicked off the lively reception. Guests included U-M inventors who have contributed to discoveries, issued patents and technology licenses during FY14, as well as U-M Deans, Officers, Faculty & Staff, and commercialization partners from the community.

The reception encouraged networking among our inventor community and business partners in the community. Several inventors presented their work in a series of kiosks set up around the room. Two inventors, Jim Shayman and Norm Radin, were honored for their life’s work on a drug to treat Gaucher’s disease.

Highlighted Inventions

  • Nilton RennoIce Detection Technology
  • Holly Craig, Stephanie HenselToggleTalk: Improves Literacy Outcomes
  • James Ashton-Miller, Hogene Kim, James Eckner, James RichardsonThe Quick Stick and Method for Measuring Simple & Recognition Reaction Times
  • Noel PerkinsDiamond Kinetics’ Motion Analysis Sensor to Enhance Movement
  • David Zacks, Anna Schwendeman, Rae Sung Chang, Lee KiangONL Therapeutics’ Therapy to Reduce Vision Loss
  • Susan Shore, Seth Koehler, David MartelTreatment for Tinnitus
  • Anish TutejaHygraTek’s Coating to Repel Liquids