April 29, 2020

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Dear Colleagues,

I hope that this newsletter finds you doing well during these difficult times. The U-M Tech Transfer team continues to push forward with renewed focus, supporting our community of innovators as they contribute to the fight against COVID-19. I hope that the stories in this newsletter will give you a sense of the tremendous activity taking place at the University of Michigan as our inventors and startup companies work to address these historic challenges. These stories of innovation continue to give me reason for optimism about the future; I hope that they do the same for you.

Please stay safe and be well,


Kelly B. Sexton, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research - Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan

U-M Tech Transfer Impact Report

During the last fiscal year, members of the University of Michigan Tech Transfer team worked with U-M researchers on a record-breaking 502 inventions, successfully negotiating 232 agreements with industry, and launching 22 new companies. Find out more about our incredibly productive year of innovation and commercialization here at the University of Michigan in our newly released U-M Tech Transfer Impact Report.

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