Faculty Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The following university organizations assist U-M Tech Transfer’s commercialization efforts and provide support to faculty and business partners.

Business Engagement Center (BEC) Business Engagement Center (BEC)

Business Engagement Center (BEC)

BEC is a ‘Front door” to UM Businesses for businesses and industry who may be interested in University Research and Talent.

Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering (CFE) Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering (CFE)

Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering (CFE)

CFE empowers the entrepreneurial spirit of The University of Michigan College of Engineering through classes and programs designed to teach the skills needed to translate high potential projects and ideas into the marketplace.

Digital Education & Innovation (DEI) Digital Education & Innovation (DEI)

Digital Education & Innovation (DEI)

The DEI’s focus is to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities and enabling personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Faculty Grants & Awards Faculty Grants & Awards

Faculty Grants & Awards

U-M Office of Research (UMOR) Faculty Grants & Awards offers support for research, scholarship, and creative activities in all fields.

Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI)

Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI)

FFMI helps faculty researchers navigate the commercialization process via education, mentoring, and funding resources such as Kickstart and MTRAC.

First Customer Program (FCP) First Customer Program (FCP)

First Customer Program (FCP)

U-M Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy’s FCP assists companies with identifying first customers, gaining introductions, and closing deals. FCP is focused on start-up tech companies that need both preparation for and introduction to first customers.

Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

The Innovation Studio at the School of Public Health’s office of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship transforms the research of our faculty into scalable and sustainable ventures with the capacity to change the world. With an interdisciplinary team, the Innovation Studio develops and delivers desirable, viable and feasible public health solutions.

MCubed MCubed

MCubed

MCubed is a U-M initiative that distributes real-time seed funding to multi-unit teams of faculty engaged in innovative research and scholarship.

 

Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Here are university programs that offer coursework, mentoring, and resources for U-M students involved in innovation and entrepreneurial activities.

Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering (CFE) Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering (CFE)

Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering (CFE)

CFE empowers the entrepreneurial spirit of The University of Michigan College of Engineering through classes and programs designed to teach the skills needed to translate high potential projects and ideas into the marketplace.

Desai Family Accelerator Desai Family Accelerator

Desai Family Accelerator

The Desai Accelerator is a collaborative effort between the Zell Lurie Institute at the Ross School of Business and The Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering to help Michigan startups through physical infrastructure, financial resources and mentorship.

Digital Education & Innovation (DEI) Digital Education & Innovation (DEI)

Digital Education & Innovation (DEI)

The DEI’s focus is to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities and enabling personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI)

Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI)

FFMI helps faculty researchers navigate the commercialization process via education, mentoring, and funding resources such as Kickstart and MTRAC.

Innovate Blue Innovate Blue

Innovate Blue

Innovate Blue is a one stop resource for campus-wide student entrepreneurial offerings.

Innovation in Action: Solutions to Real-World Challenges Innovation in Action: Solutions to Real-World Challenges

Innovation in Action: Solutions to Real-World Challenges

Innovation in Action is a 5-month, transdisciplinary student challenge stimulating innovative, collaborative ideas and solutions to address public health and education problems sponsored by the School of Public Health.

LS&A Arts optiMize LS&A Arts optiMize

LS&A Arts optiMize

optiMize provides students interested in innovation for a better world the opportunity to take action through the Social Innovation Challenge and the Summer Fellowship Program.

School of Information School of Information

School of Information

UMSI provides entrepreneurship education and is a signature element of our new Bachelor of Science in Information degree, and a key attribute of our Master of Science in Information and our Master of Health Informatics (offered jointly with the School of Public Health).

School of Music EXCEL Program School of Music EXCEL Program

School of Music EXCEL Program

EXCEL Program provides entrepreneurship training and career services for all U-M students engaged in the performing arts.

TechArb Student Incubator TechArb Student Incubator

TechArb Student Incubator

TechArb is a student incubator for students run jointly by The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (ZLI).

Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL) Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL)

Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL)

ZEAL is a clinic that offers free legal advice to Michigan’s student entrepreneurs, as part of the Law School’s curriculum to serve both startup and existing entrepreneurial businesses.

Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business (ZLI) Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business (ZLI)

Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business (ZLI)

ZLI provides the curriculum, program initiatives, community involvement, and alumni outreach activities that deliver exclusive resources for future entrepreneurs of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan