The Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Friday announced that its student managed Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund has made two investments.
Six more Michigan companies in industries ranging from bicycles to off-grid power to high-tech health have received investments from the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, totaling $1.5 million.
When I’m on my Fall Tech Tour around Michigan and I ask university tech transfer officials to see their four or five coolest “science projects” that have economic development potential, they always say they have so many it’s a tough choice. But try to imagine the tough choices faced by the University of Michigan, which has a research budget of a staggering $1.2 billion-plus a year, consistently among the top five in the nation. How the heck do you pick?