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Q&A With Ashwathi Iyer – 2023 Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award Recipient

1/19/2024
For her commitment to her coworkers and inventors, her hard work and her enthusiasm, Ashwathi Iyer is the 2023 recipient of the Innovation Partnerships’ Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award. The award is named for our late colleague, Jessica Soulliere, who was a trusted and valued member of Innovation Partnerships with...

Medical Device Startup Auricle Celebrates Licensing with Bell-Ringing Celebration

9/21/2023
Auricle, Inc. recently joined the Innovation Partnerships team to celebrate their licensing agreement with the University of Michigan by ringing the startup bell. Susan Shore, Auricle’s co-founder and Professor Emerita in Michigan Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology and U-M’s Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, David Martel, Auricle’s co-founder and engineer...

Licensing of U-M Startup MONSTR Sense Celebrated with a “Monstrously” Exciting Bell Ringing Ceremony

8/23/2023
After many years of delay from the pandemic, on Wednesday, August 23, U-M startup MONSTR Sense was finally able to join Innovation Partnerships to celebrate their licensing agreement with the ringing of the startup bell. In addition to the Innovation Partnerships team, in attendance were Eric Martin, president and co-founder...

MDI Therapeutics Celebrated Launch of Startup with Bell Ringing

6/22/2023
On Wednesday, June 13, 2023, MDI Therapeutics celebrated the launch of its status as a startup company with a bell ringing held at the Innovation Partnerships office. MDI Therapeutics was founded by Daniel Lawrence and other key members of the team—including MDI Therapeutics President & CEO Stephen Benoit, Corey Emal,...

Licensing of U-M Startup Pathways GI Celebrated with Bell Ringing Ceremony

6/7/2023
On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Innovation Partnerships hosted the team of University of Michigan (U-M) startup Pathways GI to celebrate their licensing agreement with the ringing of the startup bell. Co-founders Ryan Stidham and Kevin Wittrup were in attendance. On working with Innovation Partnerships, Kevin Wittrup stated: “Working with Innovation...

Licensing of h-Bar Instruments, a startup with roots at U-M and Harvard University, Celebrated with Bell Ringing Ceremony

5/26/2023
Innovation Partnerships celebrated the licensing of h-Bar Instruments on May 25, 2023, with the ringing of the startup bell. h-Bar’s CEO EmJ Rennich, as well as co-founders Robert Hovden and Ismail El Baggari were in attendance.  h-Bar Instruments is a tech company developing solutions for electron microscopy and atomic imaging...

Licensing of U-M Startup Arborsense Celebrated with Bell Ringing Ceremony

5/15/2023
After years of delay due to the pandemic, on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Innovation Partnerships finally had the chance to celebrate the licensing of the biochemical startup Arborsense with the ringing of the startup bell. Arborsense was founded by Girish Kulkarni, Xudong Fan, Mark Ilgen and Zhaohui Zhong, and has...

U-M Startup Taza Aya Awarded $1M Grant from USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture

5/15/2023
Taza Aya, a new University of Michigan startup focused on non-thermal plasma devices for personal respiratory protection and preventing airborne spread of disease, has recently been awarded a $1 million grant from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture. This grant comes in response to the USDA’s Meat and...

U-M Startup Decimal Code Celebrates Licensing with Bell Ringing Ceremony

5/3/2023
On May 2, 2023, Innovation Partnerships celebrated the licensing of University of Michigan (U-M) software startup Decimal Code with the ringing of the startup bell. Several of Decimal Code’s founders and key members were in attendance both in-person and virtually, including co-founder and chief executive officer Joey Panella, co-founder and...

NewHaptics works to Commercialize Multiline Braille and Graphical Tactile Display, Nicknamed the “Holy Braille” Project

1/30/2023
When Alex Russamano began to study microfluidics he never expected his research would be so important to so many people. Then Alex met Sile O’Modhrain, Associate Professor of Performing arts Technology and his life and research became mission driven to improve the lives of blind or visually impaired people. Alex...

2022 Outstanding Service Award

11/14/2022
Q&A With Greg Choiniere – 2022 Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award Recipient For his spirit of community and camaraderie, his commitment and drive, and his relentless passion for helping others, Greg Choiniere was awarded Innovation Partnerships’ Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award. The award is named for our late colleague, Jessica...
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