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Community Outreach

U-M Tech Transfer staff play significant roles in other university, community, and national organizations. These commitments and collaborations support our mission but, more importantly, assist other partnering organizations with their activities and allow us to give back to our communities and our profession. Some examples of this outreach include:

Student Entrepreneurship | In addition to our TechStart internship program for entrepreneurial U-M graduate students, members of our staff play key liaison roles and mentor projects for several student entrepreneurship initiatives, including the Center for Entrepreneurship, Zell Lurie Institute, M-Powered, 1,000 Pitches student competition, Frankel Fund, and Dare to Dream.

Ann Arbor SPARK | Members of our staff hold board and committee positions within Ann Arbor SPARK, our regional economic development organization. We also collaborate on numerous initiatives and events that enhance Ann Arbor’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Celebrate Invention | Each fall we honor our U-M inventors by showcasing a sample of their innovations at a community-wide networking event called Celebrate Invention that attracts 300–400 leaders from our university, government, business, and venture communities.

AUTM | The Association of University Technology Managers is an international organization for technology transfer professionals, providing training, advocacy, best practices, and connections. Our staff actively participate at AUTM meetings and contribute to dialogue on national issues. Our very own Director of Licensing, Robin Rasor, will become president of AUTM in 2011.

2010 TechStart intern
Katherine Moynihan

U-M start-up 3D Biomatrix presenting at the 10th annual Celebrate
Invention reception.