We partner with Fast Forward Medical Innovation at the University of Michigan, which provides innovators with commercialization education, assistance, funding, and other resources to University of Michigan faculty and staff. They specialize in four main areas: medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, and therapeutics for both adult and pediatric applications.
The Office of Technology Transfer, or Tech Transfer, is another partner that we collaborate with at the University of Michigan. They can help assist first time inventors in understanding the guidelines and options around commercialization. Additionally, Tech Transfer is responsible for drafting and submitting licenses and patent applications for University of Michigan technologies.
We have connected inventors to the Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program, a commercialization fund to develop University of Michigan biomedical technologies through collaborations between faculty in the College of Engineering and Michigan Medicine. This program specializes in medical devices, surgical tools, diagnostic assays, and other biomedical tools.
Several of our fellowship teams have worked with the Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship, completing their Intro to Customer Discovery program through the Midwest I-CORPS group.
We work within the Department of Surgery Section of Pediatric Surgery, providing resources to the surgeons and resources for our fellows in our Pediatric Surgery Innovation Fellowship.