Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Fast Forward Medical Innovation is part of the Office of Research at the University of Michigan Medical School, and we work to accelerate biomedical innovation and commercialization in diagnostics, therapeutics, devices, and healthcare IT.

With the ultimate goal of impacting patient health, we support research at its inception, collaborate with commercial partners via novel methods, and enhance medical education by fostering innovation and entrepreneurship at all levels. LEARN MORE about our research faculty who are breaking new ground in commercialization.

Explore Our Programs

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Commercialization Education

Supporting a culture of commercialization, we offer faculty and students educational activities and partnered programs that nurture entrepreneurship across the Medical School and beyond. Learn more →
 

 

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Innovation Navigator

Offering an innovation navigator across translational gaps, programs like our U-M MTRAC for Life Sciences help guide biomedical researchers across the “valley of death” between traditional funding sponsors and investors in late-stage innovation. Learn more →

   

Business Development

External Partners

Our Business Development team offers external partners seamless access to an academic research powerhouse and a proven business development track record, as well as novel new venture expertise. Learn more →

Events

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Research Auditorium, NCRC Building 10

Postdocs are invited to learn valuable tips and tricks on how to package themselves effectively and apply for a job in industry at this event hosted by the Medical School Office of Research as part of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Great Lakes Room South, Palmer Commons

Postdocs are invited to learn the basics of good grantsmanship at this event hosted by the Medical School Office of Research as part of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Boardroom 5, Palmer Commons

Postdocs are invited to learn about the many programs and services available through MICHR to assist with their research at this event hosted by the Medical School Office of Research as part of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week.

Friday, September 19, 2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M3330, Med Sci I Building

Join the Biomedical Research Core Facilities for a breakfast session on the technical applications of CRISPR in the laboratory and design workshop.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

NCRC - Building 10, South Atrium

What do you need to start a clinical trial? When do you go to the FDA? What is the difference between an IND and an IDE?  Learn to navigate the rough waters of the regulatory environment by attending this FREE event.  

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 Free Webinar

Fast Forward Medical Innovation at the University of Michigan Medical School focuses on nurturing commercialization and entrepreneurship.  Join us for a FREE webinar from 2 – 3 pm EST on October 7, 2014 to learn more about Fast Forward Medical Innovation and how YOU can get involved.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Medical Science Building 2 - South Lecture Hall-3699

Researchers across campus have been receiving expertise and instrumentation for cell sorting and cytometry analysis for 30 years. Join us for a celebration in October.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pond Room- Michigan Union

Join the Flow Cytometry Core and Expert Cytometry for a unique two-day course covering the fundamentals of flow cytometry aimed at new and intermediate users.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Kahn Auditorium, BSRB

This FREE half-day workshop will help attendees learn practical and conceptual processes of developing renewal and resubmission NIH grant applications, and re-examine how proposals are reviewed at NIH. 

Monday, November 10, 2014
7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Seminar Rooms A & B, Biomedical Science Research Building

Learn how to develop a persuasive grant proposal that is responsive to sponsor priorities.