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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.

Aspiring to Impact

Aspiring to Impact is a networking group created by Innovation Partnerships to bring together faculty and researchers interested in closing the gap in women’s leadership in entrepreneurial communities.

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.

Conflict of Interest Policy

University conflict of interest policy as outlined in the Standard Practice Guide (SPG) must comply with state and federal external requirements. In addition, the university provides operational policies to guide employees in disclosing outside activities, relationships, or interests and managing identified conflicts of interest and commitment.

Copyright Ownership

This policy promotes the University of Michigan’s scholarly, academic, and service missions by establishing a framework for who holds copyright at the University.

Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program

The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program is a commercialization program that seeks to accelerate the development of university technologies into new products to improve health care.

Digital Discovery

The Digital Discovery ProcessSM is a unique service built to help faculty and staff move early stage software based ideas from unstructured brainstorms, fragments and broad based inspiration into well formed and developed concepts. This powerful service helps move your ideas from a rough sketch to an articulate vision that can be clearly presented, supported and actioned.

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.

Frankel Innovation Initiative

The Frankel Innovation Initiative is a $20 million fund supporting the research and development of life-saving therapies at Michigan Medicine.

Great Lakes Discovery

Great Lakes Discovery, a venture launched by Deerfield Management Company, will invest up to $130M over the next decade in biomedical research at U-M with the aim of developing potentially life-saving drugs and disease treatments.

Material Transfer Agreement – Outgoing

Outgoing Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) govern the transfer of material from U-M to another organization. If you are a U-M researcher interested in sending materials to an outside country, please contact
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