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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships


Accelerate Blue Fund

New investment fund to offer early-stage capital for U-M startups Michigan News | by Dave Wilkins U-M Innovation Partnerships, the unit responsible for commercializing University of Michigan research discoveries and innovations, will create the Accelerate Blue Fund to provide seed capital to nascent U-M startup companies. Creation of the fund...

U-M Innovation Partnerships Sets Records in FY19

Innovation Partnerships activity sets records in fiscal year 2019 Michigan News, October 14, 2019 By Dave Wilkins The University of Michigan’s efforts to advance entrepreneurial activity and commercialize research accelerated to an unprecedented level in fiscal year 2019. U-M Innovation Partnerships reported that 22 startups were launched at the university,...

2019 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Blaauw, Sylvester win 2019 Distinguished University Innovator Awards Michigan News – Written by David Wilkins ANN ARBOR—Pioneering computer technology that is spurring innovation and disruption across industries has earned David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award. The pair will...

Censys: The internet security company Dug Song is betting on

UM spinoff Censys monitors all devices connected to the internet for threats Co-founders of Duo Security among early investors Plans to begin raising a Series A round later in 2019 or in 2020 Dug Song knows a good internet security thing when he sees it. And he thinks he has...

Parabricks finds a niche to target its computing power

Parabricks LLC, a 2015 spinoff from the University of Michigan that signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the school last year, is a case study in why entrepreneurs need to be flexible when trying to figure out their business model and who their customers are, or will be. It took...

Evoq Therapeutics catches the eye of big pharma

Pharmaceutical company spun off from UM in 2016 Mission is to “evoke” a better response by the body to cancer immunotherapies Led by experienced managed company with track record of successful pharma startups Evoq Therapeutics LLC, a pharmaceutical company spun off from the University of Michigan in 2016, has a...

U-M hits new record with 21 startups in FY2018

The number of startups launched at the University of Michigan nearly doubled in fiscal year 2018 to 21 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries from autonomous shuttles to a post-surgery warning system that alerts doctors to patient distress well ahead of traditional methods. U-M...

U-M Hits New Record with 21 Startups in FY18

By Greta Guest Michigan News University of Michigan ANN ARBOR—The number of startups launched at the University of Michigan nearly doubled in fiscal year 2018 to 21 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries from autonomous shuttles to a post-surgery warning system that alerts doctors...

Michigan’s Gérard Mourou wins the Nobel Prize for Physics

University of Michigan Professor and Frenchman Gerard Mourou won a Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work with lasers. The award is shared with two others, Donna Strickland, a Canadian physicist, and Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. Mourou and Strickland helped develop short and intense laser...

PsiKick rolls out batteryless IoT sensor tech for steam traps, delivering cost-saving insights across a range of industrial environments

PsiKick Steam Trap Monitor Enables Real-Time Alerts for Quick Intervention to Avoid Costs of Wasted Energy and Downtime; PsiKick’s Complete System Spans Sensing Hardware to Cloud Analytics SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PsiKick, Inc., a venture-backed startup pioneering batteryless IoT systems, today announced its Steam Trap Monitor (STM), which is designed to...

Ascentage third round garners $150M for apoptosis cancer drugs

Chinese biotech Ascentage has raised another $150 million for its pipeline of drugs designed to induce programmed cell death in cancer, which should keep it going for three years, according to its co-founder and CEO. Dajun Yang M.D., Ph.D., told FierceBiotech that the series C cash injection will help it...

U-M startup Fifth Eye detects trouble in hospital patients before vital signs do

When University of Michigan researchers started getting spontaneous hugs from nurses while testing their system that monitors the autonomic nervous system of hospital patients and predicts problems, they knew they were on to something. “Any patient within the hospital currently being monitored by an electrocardiogram, or EKG, has the potential...
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