As part of the Office of Research and Fast Forward Medical Innovation, Business Development staff offer expertise in both the academic research and business realms. We connect faculty with external collaborators and help both navigate the most efficient path to "fast forward" research from bench to bedside.
Connect. Collaborate. Accelerate.
Collaboration between academia, industry, foundations, government, and others is becoming increasingly critical to the potential for biomedical research to impact human health, and external partnerships are a key enabler of the U-M Health System's Strategic Research Initiative.
For the University Community
We work with faculty fostering a culture of innovation and facilitating successful relationships with strategic partners.
For External Collaborators
Matching the corporate development pipeline with U-M Medical School expertise, we help industry partners navigate academic research processes.
The Business Development team members act as "alliance managers," helping researchers and potential partners connect, collaborate, and accelerate science.
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