University Spinoffs

WMU Professor John Patten and postdoctoral fellow Deepak Ravindra with the advanced cutting technology they created.

New WMU Device A Cut Above For Hard, Brittle Materials

A new, high-tech device that generates intense pressure and heat to cut hard and brittle materials has been developed by Western Michigan University researchers. They say it could soon have a huge commercial impact on the machining of difficult-to-machine engineered components.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2012

UM’s First Startup Investment Goes To Semiconductor Memory Firm

A startup born out of University of Michigan research, that’s marketing next-generation computer memory that could write 1,000 times faster than Flash, has received UM’s first investment in one of its own startups.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2012


Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Fosters University-Based Startups

A unique concentration of world-class research universities has helped the Midwest become an attractive geography for early-stage companies and funders alike, and the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium plays a key role in trumpeting these capabilities and successes of the Midwest.