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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships


U-M Innovation Partnerships Impact

As I reflect on the past year and the challenges of the past few months, I feel incredible admiration for the ingenuity, brilliance and drive of the University of Michigan community of innovators…Kelly Sexton, Associate Vice President for Research Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships

U-M Record-Breaking Growth in Startups FY20

U-M launches record number of startups, inventions in FY2020, during period marked by pandemic By Jeff Karoub, Michigan News ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan launched a record 31 startups in fiscal year 2020, a 40% increase during a period that included a pandemic and temporarily shuttered labs. U-M inventors went...

2020 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Online Court Tool that Reduces Disparities, Virus Spread Wins Annual U-M Innovation Award By Jeff Karoub, Michigan News For developing technology that’s helping to democratize the justice system while decreasing the spread of COVID-19, University of Michigan law professor J.J. Prescott has earned this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award. Prescott...

Celebrate Invention 2020

Celebrate Invention, September 21 – 24, 2020 Members of the University of Michigan community of innovators, leaders from promising U-M startups, and alumni gathered from around the world for the first-ever virtual Celebrate Invention to honor U-M inventors, discuss the growing impact of U-M innovations, and explore ways to further...

IMPACT Newsletter – June 2020

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

Deerfield Commits up to $130M to Commercialize Drug Discovery at the University of Michigan

By Jeff Karoub, Michigan News ANN ARBOR—A new partnership between the University of Michigan and health care investment firm Deerfield Management Co. will create a company to commercialize therapeutic projects that hold promise in solving unmet medical needs. U-M and Deerfield on Wednesday announced the launch of Great Lakes Discoveries...

Breakthrough Technology for Extracting Insights from Raw Video Footage at Scale

Today, billions of video cameras are being used by cities and businesses worldwide to collect potentially valuable information. However, until now, tagging content and extracting useful information from raw video footage has been a laborious, cost-prohibitive process requiring an initial frame-by-frame analysis of objects by human beings. In 2017, U-M...

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

Our Fight Against COVID-19

“The situation we face today would have been unimaginable for many of us just weeks ago. As COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live, the U-M Innovation Partnerships team has been giving considerable thought as to how we can best assist in the fight against COVID-19. While the...

Optimizing Micro-Particle Drug Delivery Systems for Acute Inflammatory Disease

The Eniola-Adefeso Lab Typically, white blood cells are a key agent in repairing tissue, controlling infection, and defeating disease. But in the case of acute lung injury, which has a mortality rate of 40 to 60 percent, white blood cells exacerbate the problem by breaking down vascular barriers to the...

COVID-19 Announcement: Update on Innovation Partnerships

Message from U-M Innovation Partnerships In order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus through the local community, many members of the U-M Innovation Partnerships team are currently working remotely. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to provide the same degree of phenomenal customer service...
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