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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.

Educational Series: Startup 101 Webinars

2/18/2021
Startup Licensing 101: A Resource for Entrepreneurs Working with Companies Originated at Academic Institutions For many entrepreneurs, licensing from a university may be a new experience. This series of webinars provides information that will be helpful for academic entrepreneurs contemplating their first (or perhaps subsequent) license from an academic institution....

Giving Blueday | March 10, 2021

2/18/2021
We hope you will support our efforts at Technology Transfer as we transform U-M research discoveries into technologies to improve quality of life, fuel economic development, and change the world. The University of Michigan’s vast research enterprise launches over 20 new startups per year. These startups create opportunities for U-M...

MTRAC Transportation – Request for Proposals

2/18/2021
Advancing Early-Stage Transportation Technologies What is MTRAC Transportation? The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation is a statewide program that funds translational research applications that address future, or poorly met market needs. The program is open to all institutions of higher education, and non-profit research...

Mike Waring, U-M Executive Director of Federal Relations, Retires

2/1/2021
Michael Waring came to the University of Michigan (U-M) in 1970 as a student. He left 4 years later with his degree in journalism and later returned to serve as Executive Director of Federal Relations for U-M beginning in 2000. Mike has also served as Chair of the Association of...

Innovation Partnerships Ramps Up Great Lakes Discovery Program

11/18/2020
After a 10-year alliance with up to $130 million in funding from Deerfield Management Co. was announced in May, the U-M Office of Innovation Partnerships has worked quickly to solicit the first round of project proposals and staff a role that will be essential for the alliance’s success. Under U-M’s...

Accelerate Blue Fund Approaches First Close Goal

11/18/2020
The Accelerate Blue Fund, which will provide early-stage investment capital for U-M startup companies, has raised $1.5M of its “first close” goal of $2M thanks to the generous donations of its Founders Circle Members and Supporters. Accelerate Blue has a target size of $20 million, which will be raised through...

20th Annual Celebrate Invention – Recap

11/18/2020
2020 has definitely forced all of us to redefine work and networking. As the date approached for the 20th annual Celebrate Invention we faced a choice: cancel it for 2020, or figure out how to host an impactful virtual event to connect our U-M startups, innovators, and partners. We chose...

Great Lakes Discovery Request for Proposals

10/7/2020
The Great Lakes Discovery Fall RFP Cycle is now open, with Letters of Intent being accepted through 11:59 P.M. ET on November 30, 2020. The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission will address the items below: Novelty Genetics Biologic Rationale Preclinical Models Clinical Development Selected applicants will be invited to complete...

Refraction AI

9/28/2020
Last Mile Delivery Robots Find Their Place During Stay at Home Order U-M robotics startup Refraction AI designs and operates networked fleets of autonomous robotic delivery vehicles. In the COVID-19 crisis they saw a clear need for the “last-mile” logistics platform that they had been testing on the streets of...
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