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

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 to Thursday, October 02, 2014
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

3140 Krauss Natural Science Building

Join the Micrscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory as they host a Zeiss micrscopy workshop featuring a variety of topics on fluorescence micrscopy and hands-on sessions.

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 08, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Buhl Lawrence D Research Center For Human Genetics

Medical Campus

Room #5915

When do you have an invention?  How do you know if your invention has commercial potential?  Who can help you explore that potential and protect your invention?  Join our panel of experts as we discuss intellectual property and the strategies used to support U-M researchers. 

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, including:

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. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Research Auditorium, Bldg 10, NCRC

This seminar, featuring a case study of the work of Dr. Matthias Kretzler, is your chance to learn more about the Central Biorepository, which provides an accredited, standardized, safe, and monitored environment for the processing, storage, and distribution of biospecimens.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Research Auditorium

Building 10, North Campus Research Complex

Exploring Integrated Core Services with DNA Sequencing & Bioinformatics

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.

Monday, November 10, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
8:30 am to 2:00 pm

The class will take place in Room 2578 MSRB II.
Morning Sessions Begin at 8:30 a.m.
Afternoon Sessions Begin at 2:00 p.m.

Join the Transgenic Animal Model Core to learn how to perform every method that the Core uses to manipulate genes in ES cells for the production of gene-targeted mice.