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MEDC, U-M Award $1.8M to Support Eight Innovative Biomedical Research Projects

Eight innovative biomedical research projects, designed to address challenges from opioid use disorder to preterm birth, recently received more than $1.8 million from the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Life Sciences Innovation Hub, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and Innovation Partnerships.  Led by researchers at...

Fuse Oncology Announces Strategic Collaboration with Radiation Oncology Leader

Fuse Oncology (Fuse), a leading innovator in cutting-edge radiation oncology solutions, announced today a strategic collaboration with the University of Michigan, a recognized leader in radiation oncology. Fuse will license and integrate an advanced radiation oncology workflow technology from U-M with assistance from Innovation Partnerships, in conjunction with technology from Cone Health, to further their...

New Report Shows Michigan Lagging Neighboring States on Crucial Funding Support for Entrepreneurs and Startups

• Coalition of venture development organizations call for creation of Michigan Startup Evergreen Fund • Seed money from State government critical to keeping pace, increasing the number of startups in Michigan, stopping exodus of business from the state For more information, please visit the ID Ventures hub here. Detroit –...

MTRAC Life Sciences Innovation Hub at U-M Awards $1M to Accelerate Six High-Tech Biomedical Innovations

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Life Sciences Innovation Hub at the University of Michigan (U-M) recently awarded nearly $1 million to support and advance six translational research projects with high commercial potential.

U-M Startup LearningClues Selected for the 2023 GSV Cup “Elite 200”

Will Compete as Semifinalist in the World’s Largest Pitch Competition for Pre-K to Gray EdTech Startups  LearningClues, a start-up from the University of Michigan, has been selected to The Elite 200, the distinguished list of semifinalists set to compete in the 2023 GSV Cup. The GSV Cup, widely recognized as...

Research Bridge Partners’ Seed Capital Investment in Asalyxa Bio

Research Bridge Partners – a 501 (c) (3) organization that bridges preeminent innovators at mid-continent research universities with the commercialization resources of Silicon Valley— announced a seed capital investment in Asalyxa Bio, a University of Michigan spinout that has developed a drug-delivery technology to treat a wide range of inflammatory diseases.

EVOQ Therapeutics Announces a License and Collaboration Agreement with Amgen

EVOQ Therapeutics today announced a license and collaboration agreement with Amgen for the discovery and development of novel drugs for autoimmune disorders. Under the terms of the agreement, Amgen and EVOQ will collaborate on preclinical development and Amgen will be responsible for clinical development and commercialization.

Educational Series: Startup 101 Webinars

Startup Licensing 101: A Resource for Entrepreneurs Working with Companies Originated at Academic Institutions For many entrepreneurs, licensing from a university may be a new experience. This series of webinars provides information that will be helpful for academic entrepreneurs contemplating their first (or perhaps subsequent) license from an academic institution....

Giving Blueday | March 10, 2021

We hope you will support our efforts at Technology Transfer as we transform U-M research discoveries into technologies to improve quality of life, fuel economic development, and change the world. The University of Michigan’s vast research enterprise launches over 20 new startups per year. These startups create opportunities for U-M...

MTRAC Transportation – Request for Proposals

Advancing Early-Stage Transportation Technologies What is MTRAC Transportation? The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation is a statewide program that funds translational research applications that address future, or poorly met market needs. The program is open to all institutions of higher education, and non-profit research...

Mike Waring, U-M Executive Director of Federal Relations, Retires

Michael Waring came to the University of Michigan (U-M) in 1970 as a student. He left 4 years later with his degree in journalism and later returned to serve as Executive Director of Federal Relations for U-M beginning in 2000. Mike has also served as Chair of the Association of...

Innovation Partnerships Ramps Up Great Lakes Discovery Program

After a 10-year alliance with up to $130 million in funding from Deerfield Management Co. was announced in May, the U-M Office of Innovation Partnerships has worked quickly to solicit the first round of project proposals and staff a role that will be essential for the alliance’s success. Under U-M’s...
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