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Impact Newsletter – March 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...

Holiday Newsletter – December 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...

Impact Newsletter – May 2021

As spring turns to summer in Michigan, the Innovation Partnerships team is optimistic about the future as we chart the course for a return to our office and envision new ways of collaboration to support the University of Michigan community of innovators.

Impact Newsletter – February 2021

For a tenth consecutive year, U-M ranks No. 1 in research volume among U.S. public universities, according to the latest NSF Report. As we share in the Newsletter stories, U-M innovators are working tirelessly to move the results of this research towards the market as promising new technologies, devices, and...

IMPACT Newsletter – November 2020

As we approach the end of 2020 and the beginning of a new year, I am filled with a sense of gratitude and even optimism. I am grateful to lead the Innovation Partnerships team in their efforts to serve and support the University of Michigan community of innovators . ....

IMPACT Newsletter – June 2020

U-M and Deerfield Leaders Celebrate the Launch of Great Lakes Discovery

IMPACT Newsletter – April 29, 2020

During the last fiscal year, members of the University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships team worked with U-M researchers on a record-breaking 502 inventions, successfully negotiating 232 agreements with industry, and launching 22 new companies.

IMPACT Newsletter – April 2020

U-M Innovation Partnerships and the Fight Against COVID-19

IMPACT Newsletter – December 2019

2019 was a wonderful year for innovation, technology commercialization and impact at the University of Michigan.

IMPACT Newsletter – August 2019

Sexton on the changing landscape of technology commercialization, attracting VCs to the Midwest, and what’s next for the business environment at U-M.