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2023 Annual Impact Report: Innovation Partnerships Has Record-Breaking FY23

Innovation Partnerships is pleased to present our annual report for Fiscal Year 2023, which contains highlights of our office’s performance as well as stories of impact from across the University of Michigan’s research enterprise.     The University of Michigan had a record-breaking year for research commercialization, with 580 new invention reports...

Medical Device Startup Auricle Celebrates Licensing with Bell-Ringing Celebration

Auricle, Inc. recently joined the Innovation Partnerships team to celebrate their licensing agreement with the University of Michigan by ringing the startup bell. Susan Shore, Auricle’s co-founder and Professor Emerita in Michigan Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology and U-M’s Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, David Martel, Auricle’s co-founder and engineer...

U-M reasserts commitment to research, innovation, economic impact statewide

As part of a comprehensive strategy to enhance innovation at the University of Michigan and accelerate economic impact across the State of Michigan, the Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced four new leadership appointments. On September 21, the U-M Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr....

Celebrate Invention Highlights U-M Innovators, Recognizes Record-Breaking Year

On September 14, Innovation Partnerships hosted more than 300 attendees at its annual Celebrate Invention event. Members of the University of Michigan community and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem gathered together at the Michigan Union to honor campus innovators and the societal impact of their discoveries. The event kicked off at...

Licensing of U-M Startup MONSTR Sense Celebrated with a “Monstrously” Exciting Bell Ringing Ceremony

After many years of delay from the pandemic, on Wednesday, August 23, U-M startup MONSTR Sense was finally able to join Innovation Partnerships to celebrate their licensing agreement with the ringing of the startup bell. In addition to the Innovation Partnerships team, in attendance were Eric Martin, president and co-founder...

U-M Inventors Invited to Pitch at Exclusive Science2Startup

This May, Science2Startup (S2S) reconvened in Boston for the first time since 2019. This invitation-only forum is organized annually by leading venture capital funds, Atlas Venture, F-Prime Capital, Osage University Partners (OUP), RA Capital Management and 5AM Ventures. This event serves the world’s top scientists by providing them with a...

MTRAC awards $1M to support mobility, transportation research projects

ANN ARBOR—The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Advanced Transportation Innovation Hub at the University of Michigan recently awarded nearly $1 million to support eight multidisciplinary research projects with high commercial potential. U-M researchers from the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses, along with faculty from Western Michigan University, will receive a...

MDI Therapeutics Celebrated Launch of Startup with Bell Ringing

On Wednesday, June 13, 2023, MDI Therapeutics celebrated the launch of its status as a startup company with a bell ringing held at the Innovation Partnerships office. MDI Therapeutics was founded by Daniel Lawrence and other key members of the team—including MDI Therapeutics President & CEO Stephen Benoit, Corey Emal,...

Accelerate Blue Fund Publishes First Annual Report

Learn more about the Accelerate Blue Fund's performance throughout Fiscal Year 2022.

Licensing of U-M Startup Pathways GI Celebrated with Bell Ringing Ceremony

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Innovation Partnerships hosted the team of University of Michigan (U-M) startup Pathways GI to celebrate their licensing agreement with the ringing of the startup bell. Co-founders Ryan Stidham and Kevin Wittrup were in attendance. On working with Innovation Partnerships, Kevin Wittrup stated: “Working with Innovation...

Licensing of h-Bar Instruments, a startup with roots at U-M and Harvard University, Celebrated with Bell Ringing Ceremony

Innovation Partnerships celebrated the licensing of h-Bar Instruments on May 25, 2023, with the ringing of the startup bell. h-Bar’s CEO EmJ Rennich, as well as co-founders Robert Hovden and Ismail El Baggari were in attendance.  h-Bar Instruments is a tech company developing solutions for electron microscopy and atomic imaging...
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