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How T3N Helps Make Commercialization at Michigan Universities Possible

The state of Michigan-funded Technology Transfer Talent Network (T3N) removes crucial barriers to commercializing university innovations and growing the local economy. Ten years in, T3N’s impact on those measures is undeniable and the resolve to continue creating opportunity is stronger than ever.

NewHaptics works to Commercialize Multiline Braille and Graphical Tactile Display, Nicknamed the “Holy Braille” Project

When Alex Russamano began to study microfluidics he never expected his research would be so important to so many people. Then Alex met Sile O’Modhrain, Associate Professor of Performing arts Technology and his life and research became mission driven to improve the lives of blind or visually impaired people. Alex...

Great Lakes Discovery to Facilitate University of Michigan Researcher to Pursue a Therapeutic Treatment for Systemic Inflammation

Great Lakes Discovery, the collaboration between Deerfield Management and the University of Michigan, will help facilitate Dr. David Markovitz M.D.’s lab to pursue a therapeutic treatment for systemic inflammation through the new exploratory biologics initiative.  David Markovitz is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases who...

U-M Startup LearningClues Selected for the 2023 GSV Cup “Elite 200”

Will Compete as Semifinalist in the World’s Largest Pitch Competition for Pre-K to Gray EdTech Startups  LearningClues, a start-up from the University of Michigan, has been selected to The Elite 200, the distinguished list of semifinalists set to compete in the 2023 GSV Cup. The GSV Cup, widely recognized as...

Celebrate Invention Was a Showcase for U-M Innovators, Startups, and Partners

On Thursday, October 13th Innovation Partnerships hosted its annual Celebrate Invention at the Michigan Union. Members of the university community and entrepreneurial ecosystem turned out for the opportunity to connect with U-M innovators and celebrate the successes of the broader U-M research community over the past year.

2022 Annual Impact Report: 433 inventions, 16 new startups during FY22

The University of Michigan solidified its position as a global leader in translating academic research and technology for broad societal impact during Fiscal Year 2022, generating 433 new inventions and 16 new startup companies that range in scope from genetic data accessibility to internet interfaces for the visually impaired.

2022 Outstanding Service Award

Q&A With Greg Choiniere – 2022 Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award Recipient For his spirit of community and camaraderie, his commitment and drive, and his relentless passion for helping others, Greg Choiniere was awarded Innovation Partnerships’ Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award. The award is named for our late colleague, Jessica...

Blu Biotech Inc. Announces a Patent License Agreement with University of Michigan

Blu Biotech Inc. entered into a Patent License Agreement with Innovation Partnerships at the University of Michigan (U-M) to develop and commercialize a Micro Gas Chromatography Photoionization Detector (Micro-GC-PID), that uses a patient’s breath to diagnose various forms of cancer, COVID-19 and related variants, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis, and other acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. This novel diagnostic testing device was developed at the College of Engineering and the Weil Institute for Critical Care Research and Innovation through the efforts of Dr. Xudong Fan of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Dr. Kevin Ward of the Department of Emergency Medicine at U-M.

Celebrating MTRAC Advanced Transportation Alumni! Dr. Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti presents at Tech Talk 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti, a 2020 MTRAC Advanced Transportation awardee, on his recent Tech Talk 2022: “Adaptable Powerful Transformative Solar Solutions”, which provides an engaging overview of the global energy industry and its impact on global warming. Dr. Akhavan-Tafti summarizes the key challenges required to transform global energy production...

Celebrate Invention 2022 Recap

Thursday, October 13, 2022  |  1:00pm–6:00pm  | Michigan Union, 2nd Floor In Partnership with Program Recap 1:00–3:00pm: Ecosystem Fair Room 2210 ABC, Michigan Union, 2nd Floor Attendees were able to meet with commercialization support services that can help advance their research to the market. They could also discover translational research funding...

Engineering Professor Wei Lu Named Distinguished University Innovator of the Year

  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...

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

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...
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