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Engineering Professor Wei Lu Named Distinguished University Innovator of the Year

9/20/2022
The world is becoming more and more reliant on Artificial Intelligence (AI).  Smartphones, smart homes, social media, cars and many more modern devices are utilizing AI, and innovations created by University of Michigan Professor Wei Lu are leading the way in the creation of more powerful and efficient AI systems....

University of Michigan Startup, Genomenon, Raises $20M Series B Financing

7/22/2022
On March 10, 2022, University of Michigan startup Genomenon Inc., an AI-driven genomics data company, announced the completion of a $20 million Series B financing round led by Farmington Hills-based Beringea. Genomenon leverages AI to organize the world’s genomic knowledge to help doctors and clinicians more accurately diagnose patients with...

Innovation Partnerships Launches New Site

7/22/2022
Following last fall’s rebrand, we are proud to announce the launch of the newly revamped website! As with the rebrand, we continued a strategy of collaboration by partnering with faculty and staff from across the University of Michigan as well as with entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders from industry to gain...

Accelerate Blue Fund Celebrates One Year Launch Anniversary

7/22/2022
On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Innovation Partnerships celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Accelerate Blue Fund (ABF) with a memorable evening of great food and amazing music.

Bryce Pilz Receives 2022 OVPR Exceptional Service Award

7/20/2022
Bryce Pilz, executive director of licensing and strategic alliances, has been named the recipient of the 2022 OVPR Exceptional Service Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). This award is among the 10 research staff recognition awards presented annually to staff members in recognition of their research and scholarship effort at the University of Michigan.

Innovative Ed-Tech Tools from the University of Michigan – 2022 IMS Global Learning Impact Conference

5/25/2022
Innovation Partnerships will be sponsoring a booth at the Learning Impact Conference, June 13–16, 2022, featuring two ed-tech tools developed by faculty leaders in path-breaking teaching pedagogy. SAVE THE DATES: June 14, 2022 – 4:30-5:00 pm CDT Can Online Role-Playing Simulations Produce Learning Engagement and Skills Development? Speaker: Elisabeth Gerber,...

Impact Newsletter – March 2022

5/13/2022
​​I recently attended the first in-person meeting of technology commercialization professionals since 2019 at the AUTM annual conference. It was wonderful to reconnect with peers and colleagues from around the country, and energizing to bring new ideas about how we can supercharge our efforts to ensure that every U-M research...

National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) Hires New Program Director

2/8/2022
The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), a Department of Defense (DoD) collaboration with the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research, is pleased to announce Alison Beatty as its new U-M Program Director.

Research Bridge Partners’ Seed Capital Investment in Asalyxa Bio

1/23/2022
Research Bridge Partners – a 501 (c) (3) organization that bridges preeminent innovators at mid-continent research universities with the commercialization resources of Silicon Valley— announced a seed capital investment in Asalyxa Bio, a University of Michigan spinout that has developed a drug-delivery technology to treat a wide range of inflammatory diseases.

EVOQ Therapeutics Announces a License and Collaboration Agreement with Amgen

1/23/2022
EVOQ Therapeutics today announced a license and collaboration agreement with Amgen for the discovery and development of novel drugs for autoimmune disorders. Under the terms of the agreement, Amgen and EVOQ will collaborate on preclinical development and Amgen will be responsible for clinical development and commercialization.

U-M Professor Alison Narayan Named Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (NIBR) Global Scholar

1/23/2022
After U-M was selected to participate in the prestigious Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (NIBR) Global Scholars Program, FY21 saw Innovation Partnerships work with faculty to submit over 40 proposals. U-M professor Alison Narayan was became an inaugural winner of the highly competitive award. The NIBR Global Scholars Program selected only six researchers globally as awardees from more than 700 proposals across 38 institutions.

Holiday Newsletter – December 2021

12/17/2021
I’m pleased to share with you our final newsletter for 2021, along with stories and reflections from a year that was both challenging and rewarding. The resilient U-M innovation ecosystem continued to gain momentum in 2021, with a record number of commercialization agreements executed as well as nearly $1.5B in...
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