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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

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Accelerate Blue Fund

The Accelerate Blue Fund (ABF) is an early stage venture fund that exclusively invests in University of Michigan (U-M) licensed startups.

Ann Arbor SPARK

SPARK supports high tech and innovative business, jobs and investment in the greater Ann Arbor region, including a full range of entrepreneurial support services.

Center for Entrepreneurship

No matter your passion, interests, previous entrepreneurial experiences or ambitions, the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) has specialized opportunities that will expose you to new ways of thinking and support your unique goals.

Commercialization Basics

A guide describing the journey from initial idea to commercial impact including a framework that will help you navigate the complex world of inventions, ideas, commercialization, licensing, and more.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University of Michigan helps turn ideas into action by supporting, connecting, and providing opportunities between students, faculty, and staff.

Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Offering resources and support to world-class biomedical researchers at the University of Michigan, and across the state.


Driving bio-industry growth in Michigan by providing access to resources and information critical to success, advocating for policy decisions that support the long-term viability of the life sciences, and connecting the people, companies, and ideas necessary to create the next generation of bio-innovation.

Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund

The Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund (MBVF) invests in biomedical startup companies with U-M licensed IP in the domain of therapeutics, devices, diagnostics, or health IT.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Whether you're just getting started or expanding your existing business, the MEDC can help. We market Michigan and provide the tools and environment to drive job creation and investment.

Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center (MLSIC)

The goal of MLSIC is to catalyze growth by combining state-of-the-art laboratory space and entrepreneurial support in one location. Through daily contact with leaders in the life science industry, start-ups gain the advantage of on-site mentoring and ready access to expertise in finance, business development, marketing, sales, HR, and logistics.

Michigan SBDC

Whether you have a new venture or an existing small business, we’re here to support you with no-cost consulting, training, market research and more. Accelerate your path to success with guidance from trusted and experienced business consultants.

Michigan Venture Capital Association

The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is a nonprofit trade organization to increase the amount of capital and talent available to venture and angel investors for the funding of Michigan’s most innovative entrepreneurs.
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