UM Ventures

IMPACT: UM Ventures brings scientific discoveries and inventions to the marketplace and guides the formation of startup companies, fostering economic development and creating jobs.

UM Ventures combines the entrepreneurial resources at both institutions to commercialize university inventions and launch successful university startups. Faculty-invented products and services include agricultural products, software, medical devices, sensors, and drugs. UM Ventures’ successes include 75 startups created since 2011, with nearly half of the companies created in the last two years.


FY2017 Growth

FY 2011 to 2017

Invention Disclosures 322 56%
Licenses 65 132%
Startups 14 180%



Read more: UM Ventures: Shepherding the Next Big Ideas

UM Ventures


  • Categories: Commercialization of University Inventions