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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Wolverine Venture Fund

Wolverine Venture Fund is an evergreen fund that seeks investment opportunities in SaaS, Biotech, Health Tech, Advanced Materials, and other advanced and emerging technologies. The fund invests in priced series seed, A, or B rounds alongside established venture capital firms serving as lead investors.