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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.

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.

Fast Forward Medical Innovation

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

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 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.

MTRAC Advanced Computing Technologies

A statewide program that funds translational research applications in digital and computing technologies.

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Life Sciences

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Innovation Hub is a statewide program supporting translational research projects in life sciences with high commercial potential, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting human health.

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Applied Materials

Supporting collaborative translational research projects led by teams of researchers and business advisors to advance materials-based technologies that address poorly met market needs into commercial development.

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation

MTRAC Transportation funds research applications in advanced transportation materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain, propulsion, software, controls, data, and advanced manufacturing processes

MTRAC Innovation Hub for AgBio

Statewide commercialization program with in-depth domain expertise in AgBio research related to food, fuel & fiber, either as inputs or outputs. This includes bio-derived/bio-based materials, natural resources and animal health.

NSF I-Corps Hub

The NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region aims to spur innovation, collaboration, and economic impact in the region. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this regional alliance is a network of educational institutions and other partners that educate, support, and connect academic researchers to the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the region.
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