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
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 →
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 →
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 →