General Information

Getting Started

Information describing what an invention is, licensing principles, and approaches to commercialization. . . . MORE

Tech Transfer FAQ

Find answers to common questions to better understand the process of technology transfer. . . . MORE

Tax Considerations for Redirecting Revenues

The receipt of licensing revenues has tax implications for recipients, for example income tax obligations and tax issues to consider before redirecting inventor revenues to a U-M unit . . . MORE

Conflict of Interest (COI) Policies

As a U-M faculty or staff member you are expected to comply with the university’s COI policies and your unit’s COI/COC policy (see COI Policies) by annually disclosing any outside interests related to your university job responsibilities, and disclosing any changes to outside interest within 30 days. . . . MORE

Digital Discovery Center

Digital Discovery Process

Tech Transfer specialists guide inventors through a comprehensive process to structure their initial software-based ideas into well-formed, developed concepts and deliverables. . . . MORE

Mobile Publishing

The submission process for all University owned Mobile Apps is handled through U-M Tech Transfer. It is recommended that Tech Transfer be involved as early as possible in the process. . . . MORE

Funding Resources

Kickstart Funds

Kickstart is a program run by U-M Medical School’s Fast Forward Medical Innovation to provide early stage funding for proof of concept work for innovative medical technologies . . . MORE

Tech Transfer Gap Funds

Tech Transfer gap funds provide resources to advance the market readiness of promising inventions. U-M TechTransfer manages this fund and the investments in market experts, customer discovery activities and more . . . MORE

Venture Center Funding

The Venture Center helps you access funding for your venture needs, from University funds to government and private sources of funds, including angel and venture capital . . . MORE

Translational Research Funds

Translation research funds are available through several University programs. These funds are typically competitively awarded to researchers to advance the technical readiness of promising discoveries . . . MORE


M-Cubed stimulates innovative research by distributing seed funding to multi-unit, faculty-led teams . . . MORE