General Information

Getting Started

Information describing what an invention is, licensing principles, and approaches to commercialization. . . . MORE

Tech Commercialization FAQs

Find answers to common questions to better understand the process of technology commercialization. . . . MORE

Tax Considerations for Redirecting Revenues

The receipt of licensing revenues has tax implications for recipients, for example income tax obligations and tax issues to consider before redirecting inventor revenues to a U-M unit . . . MORE

Conflict of Interest (COI) Policies

As a U-M faculty or staff member you are expected to comply with the university’s COI policies and your unit’s COI/COC policy (see COI Policies) by annually disclosing any outside interests related to your university job responsibilities, and disclosing any changes to outside interest within 30 days. . . . MORE

Digital Discovery Center

Digital Discovery Process

Innovation Partnerships specialists guide inventors through a comprehensive process to structure their initial software-based ideas into well-formed, developed concepts and deliverables. . . . MORE

Mobile Publishing

The submission process for all University owned Mobile Apps is handled through U-M Innovation Partnerships. It is recommended that Innovation Partnerships be involved as early as possible in the process. . . . MORE

Funding Resources

The Accelerate Blue Fund

An early stage venture fund that is managed by Innovation Partnerships and exclusively invests in University of Michigan (U-M) licensed tech startups. . . . MORE

Kickstart Funds

Kickstart is a program run by U-M Medical School’s Fast Forward Medical Innovation to provide early stage funding for proof of concept work for innovative medical technologies . . . MORE

Translational Research Funds

Translation research funds are available through several University programs. These funds are typically competitively awarded to researchers to advance the technical readiness of promising discoveries . . . MORE