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Holiday Newsletter – December 2023

I’m pleased to share with you our final newsletter for 2023, along with stories and reflections to cap off our record-breaking year. As I look forward to the holidays and the new year, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our partners—the inventors, entrepreneurs, investors and companies—that have collaborated with our team to move innovations into the world for the public good.

Impact Newsletter – September 2023

Fall is in full swing at the University of Michigan, and I am pleased to share some exciting updates. Just two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting Celebrate Invention, our signature event honoring our university’s inventors and the growing impact of their innovations. University of Michigan President Santa J. Ono joined us to celebrate the success of our faculty innovators, using the occasion to share that U-M research generated a record 580 new invention reports and launched 25 startup companies during Fiscal Year 2023.

Impact Newsletter – July 2023

Summer is here, and the University of Michigan's research enterprise continues to buzz with new innovations and opportunities for impact. As you will see in this newsletter, the Innovation Partnerships team has been busy connecting with investors, entrepreneurs and companies, forging new partnerships to help bring the benefits of U-M research discoveries to the world.

Impact Newsletter – May 2023

I hope that your summer is off to a great start. Warmer weather is bringing an increased pace of activity and a heightened sense of potential and collaboration throughout our ecosystem. This newsletter shares updates on a number of exciting projects and events happening throughout our innovation ecosystem.

Impact Newsletter – February 2023

Our February newsletter highlights the ongoing impact of the Technology Transfer Talent Network (T3N). T3N is a long-running collaboration between universities across Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, focused on building statewide capacity for research commercialization. This award-winning program is a major contributor to our region’s success at launching university startup companies with high-growth potential.

Impact Newsletter – January 2023

Innovation Partnerships is welcoming 2023 with enthusiastic optimism. 2022 concluded with a number of successes, including the return of Celebrate Invention as an in-person event. It was a joy to be able to reconnect in person with our faculty inventors and entrepreneurial ecosystem partners to celebrate all that we have accomplished together. This newsletter shares a few of the highlights from that memorable day as well as other stories from the U-M innovation ecosystem.

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
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