Economic Development

Shelf with steel rods

How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war

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Building online profiles

“Stitching” together a web user from scattered, messy data

Even though we interact with different web services in different ways, there are clues in the data that can indicate trends and identify a unique profile.|Short Read

Benton Harbor partners with U-M researchers to bolster public transit

Surveys and electronic tracking will help boost transit efforts to connect residents with jobs.|Short Read
Human hand holding the everter device

Reconstructive surgery tech

Born in an engineering class, now the ‘arterial everter’ has been licensed to Baxter.|Medium Read
Women working at a table together

America is outsourcing innovation, and we need to bring it back

This relatively small investment could radically boost our return-on-investment on tax-payer funded research.|Medium Read
Driverless shuttle in Detroit, Michigan.

U-M startup May Mobility blazes toward autonomous fleet market

Driverless shuttles hit the streets in downtown Detroit.|Medium Read
Student works in manufacturing lab

Advanced manufacturing lab opens in Detroit

Center to drive lightweight manufacturing technology|Medium Read
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ECE Alumnus Kevin Johnson receives IEEE-USA Award

This award is given to those for Distinguished Public Service that is expected to help tech employees|Short Read
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How a team-based approach boosts charitable lending

Charitable lenders who belong to a team contribute significantly more than those who operate on their own, according to new studies of the microlending site Kiva.org|Short Read
Scientist pours base to construct kevlar battery membrane

U-M battery startup enters $1.5M joint venture

In an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries for technologies like electric vehicles, smartphones and laptops, a Michigan Engineering startup has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major players in the industry.|Medium Read
An aerial view of MCity in Ann Arbor

Driverless vehicle startups move into U-M incubator

Three high-potential companies from the West Coast will join the experiential learning incubator TechLab at Mcity, moving resources to develop their driverless vehicle technologies in Ann Arbor.|Medium Read
A large room of people and a stage with Michigan Robotics Day on the projector.

Robotics research and education on display

A record 780 people attended the sixth annual Michigan Robotics Day on April 5 at the North Campus Research Center. The event highlights the region’s robust robotics research and education endeavors.|Medium Read