Translational Strengths


What we do here impacts people’s lives

Innovative research is just the beginning. We also know how to move that innovation from the lab to the hospital and launch companies to share it with the world.

Coulter Translational Research Program

Our partnership with Coulter allows faculty to become serial innovators by connecting them with clinicians and business mentors who can help them navigate the obstacles of their respective industries. Coulter projects move quickly, typically securing venture capital or licensing within a year or two.

Faculty and Student Start-ups

Michigan knows entrepreneurship. The Ross School of Business has one of the top Masters in Entrepreneurship programs in the country, and the university features two startup accelerators: TechArb on Central Campus and Michigan Venture Accelerator at the North Campus Research Complex.

The College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship helps students move from inspiration to innovation to business launch, and the college’s unique MCubed program funds bold interdisciplinary faculty projects.

Our faculty have launchedstartups around technologies that:

  • Test drugs outside the body
  • Improve implantable devices
  • Perform surgery without incision
  • Provide better immunoassays
  • Treat infertility